|1. Nov 3, Wed 11:00-11:03
||Introduction / Welcome
||Welcome and Intro to LT environment
|2. Nov 3, Wed 11:03-12:20 GMT
||Intro To Asynchronous Communication Tools
||Vance, Dafne, Sus
||YM, TI, Alado, LT, etc.
||Pls edit as needed
|3. Nov 3, Wed 12:30-13:50
||Teaching Writing Online
||Eliz, Aiden, Buth
||A panel of international teachers will discuss their experiences in
teaching writing online using resources accessed through a collaborative
group, Webpages, blogs, interactive exercises, and other resources found
on the Internet. Panelists will respond to questions from the audience via
live chat from three or more different locations around the globe.
||TI, Alado, blogs, et al?
||I'll present how my students use the Academic Writing online activities
to review their basic writing skills and how they evaluate themselves
based on their scores and level of difficultyexperienced during the
activity. I'll also share how my students conduct peer feedback using
quicktopic.com's online document review,and E-zine project. [Aiden] I'm
going to share my learning experience, using Academic_Writing, to teach
the academic paragraph writing to EFL sophomore science students at Kuwait
University. I will then explain how my students were directed to use the
self-test and tutorial exercises, by Dr. Elizabeth. Then show how my
students used their blogs to practice writing. The last part should be the
transition period to move to the next presentation on Blogs! (Buth)
|4. Nov 4, Thurs 11:00-11:03
|5. Nov 4 - Thurs 11:00-12:20
||We Blog, Do you Blog?
||Bee, Tere, Buth
||Abstract: Among the collaborative and interactive tools on the WEB, CMS
(content management systems) hosting blogs are those that have awakened
greatest interest as they offer much potential in education and language
learning. Not only do they allow personal control and the possibility to
publish online but also to create communities of practice around projects
and themes. Come and make your debut in blogosphere. During this one and a
half-hour audio-conference workshop, three webheads from different parts
of the world will introduce you to blogs, illustrate the different types
and show you how they have integrated them into their everyday EFL
practice. Time and connections permitting, we will start a blog together
to continue interacting with you after the conference!
||TI, Blogger, Blogspot, etc?
||> I have been checking my timetable (exams in November) and I can
|6. Nov 4, Thurs 12:30-13:50
||Creating a Blog
||Tere, Buth, Daf
||Panelists assist participants in creating their own blogs.
||TI, Blogger, Blogspot, etc.
|7. Nov 4, Thurs,13:55-14:30
||Motivation on line - and off
||What motivates students to stay the course? What makes them drop out?
This problem, bad enough in offline, credit-granting, fee-paying courses,
become titanic in online, non-credit-granting, online courses like
StudyCom English for Internet. This presentation will talk about some ways
StudyCom teachers have found to deal with the problem.
||Dave: I can join you with an EFI student from Brazil, Lourival, to talk
about the online writing course taught at Studycom, last summer. I can
talk about two examples of EFI learners, the motivated, (Lourival, as our
model and have him say something on this issue), and the non motivated,
when I can provide some feedback from my last experience of teaching an
online course at StudyCom.(Buth)