On track  –  ensuring learners don ’ t fall through the net Valentina Dodge  - IATEFL Brighton 2011
Metaphor (pairs) A classroom is… .
 
 
Metaphor (pairs) If a classroom is a “ kitchen ” ….  then what is a your metaphor for … . a mistake? .
“ Mistakes are portals of discovery ” James Joyce
Learning environments
Metaphor (pairs) A virtual learning enviroment is… .
 
Agenda Challenges and opportunities of the new medium Personalised flow & pace  Practical examples
Involve learners
Make the virtual environment non-threatening
“ You can ’ t go wrong ”
Negotiate agreed guidelines
Be there for learners
Discuss their feelings
<ul><li>q uery misunderstandings </li></ul><ul><li>r eplace facial expressions </li></ul>
 
Echo
Echo
Ooooops! Sorry about that. Be a model
Echo
Echo “ That’s a very interesting aspect of life to miss! How would you describe ‘chaos’?” “ I think I miss caos if I am go...
Be sensitive to group dynamics
Learner-generated content
Personalise the course
 
Independent learning
 
Choose settings that suit the learner
Tools to keep learners on track
Forward-bound
Treasure the versions
Trackback
Self-reflection
Learner-generated videos Self-evaluation
Capture the shavings
 
Adapt tasks for consolidation
 
Stop and check:  g roup review
<ul><li>Humanise </li></ul><ul><li>Build up trust </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a flexible system </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to a...
“ Re-visit ”  strategies Get feedback
Celebrate along the way
Thank you! [email_address] www.english360.com
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IATEFL Workshop "ON TRACK"

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TITLE: On track - ensuring learners don’t fall through the net by Valentina DODGE

Abstract: Developments in learning technologies and trends in blended course delivery pose new challenges to educators and learners in terms of maintaining the flow and pace of personalised learning paths. This workshop will examine how the tools available on web-based platforms (such as Moodle, English360 and others) keep learners forward-bound and “on track” to achieve their personal goals.

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  • It covers the challenges and opportunities which arise from the digital permanency of learner “ mistakes ” . It illustrates how the tools available on the web-based platform English360 can enhance and personalise the learning experience further. The presentation will give practical examples of how to use: course-specific page comments, multiple attempts options, text-based forum discussions, multimedia formats, self-authored activities and private personalised trainer-learner feedback to ” feed ” learners forward and keep them on track.
  • Redirect Change Review their opinions What did you like?
  • Acknowledge Long road ahead break it down
  • IATEFL Workshop "ON TRACK"

    1. 1. On track – ensuring learners don ’ t fall through the net Valentina Dodge - IATEFL Brighton 2011
    2. 2. Metaphor (pairs) A classroom is… .
    3. 5. Metaphor (pairs) If a classroom is a “ kitchen ” …. then what is a your metaphor for … . a mistake? .
    4. 6. “ Mistakes are portals of discovery ” James Joyce
    5. 7. Learning environments
    6. 8. Metaphor (pairs) A virtual learning enviroment is… .
    7. 10. Agenda Challenges and opportunities of the new medium Personalised flow & pace Practical examples
    8. 11. Involve learners
    9. 12. Make the virtual environment non-threatening
    10. 13. “ You can ’ t go wrong ”
    11. 14. Negotiate agreed guidelines
    12. 15. Be there for learners
    13. 16. Discuss their feelings
    14. 17. <ul><li>q uery misunderstandings </li></ul><ul><li>r eplace facial expressions </li></ul>
    15. 19. Echo
    16. 20. Echo
    17. 21. Ooooops! Sorry about that. Be a model
    18. 22. Echo
    19. 23. Echo “ That’s a very interesting aspect of life to miss! How would you describe ‘chaos’?” “ I think I miss caos if I am go away . ”
    20. 24. Be sensitive to group dynamics
    21. 25. Learner-generated content
    22. 26. Personalise the course
    23. 28. Independent learning
    24. 30. Choose settings that suit the learner
    25. 31. Tools to keep learners on track
    26. 32. Forward-bound
    27. 33. Treasure the versions
    28. 34. Trackback
    29. 35. Self-reflection
    30. 36. Learner-generated videos Self-evaluation
    31. 37. Capture the shavings
    32. 39. Adapt tasks for consolidation
    33. 41. Stop and check: g roup review
    34. 42. <ul><li>Humanise </li></ul><ul><li>Build up trust </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a flexible system </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to a range of learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce information overload </li></ul>
    35. 43. “ Re-visit ” strategies Get feedback
    36. 44. Celebrate along the way
    37. 45. Thank you! [email_address] www.english360.com

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