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TESOL Certificate Program:
Practices of Online Teaching
This course will be set to deny guest access between Sept 11 and October 7, 2006.
Registered participants, get the enrolment key for the Moodle at Desire to Learn
Visit the new wiki: http://pp107-2006.pbwiki.com
Syllabus for 2006 | Resources (2005) | 'Multilit' Yahoo Group | http://webheads.info
Grand Prairie, Texas
Hala Hassan Fawzi
Mary Jane Danan
Teresa A Lucas
"At first people used to say it's not the e that's important, it's the learning. I don't think that's true. I think it's the e that's important. It's networking, it's management, and it's learning how to deal with computers." - Jay Cross, in Abu Dhabi for an eMerging eLearning Conference, quoted in the Gulf News, Sept. 13, 2004, p.6
See the syllabus for more information
A multiliterate teacher understands the many ways that technology interacts and intertwines with academic and interpersonal life, and actively learns how to gain control over those aspects impacting teaching, social, and professional development. Multiliterate individuals are aware of the pitfalls inherent in technology while striving for empowerment through effective strategies for first discerning and then taking advantage of those aspects of changing technologies most appropriate to their situations. These strategies include managing, processing, and interpreting a constant influx of information, filtering what is useful, and then enhancing the learning environment with the most appropriate applications.
Topics covered include:
|Week||Topics covered||Skills developed|
|September 11-17||What is multiliteracy?||The mechanics of online communities: social networking and collaborative learning portals / Skypecasting|
|September 18-24||Theoretical framework for multiliteracies and how they apply to collaborative learning environments||Managing information: Utilizing RSS and bloglines, podcasting and podcatching|
|September 25-1||Types of multileracies: Functional, critical||Web 2.0 and an overview of free presentation portals|
|October 2-8||Types of multileracies: Rhetorical and others||More read/write Web and other media|
Notes for Next Year - Multiliteracies 2007
Course-specific requirements:Internet Explorer 6.0, sound card, some means of reading/accessing and composing/sending e-mail, and optionally iPod or similar mpg player.
Vance Stevens is a Lecturer in Computing at Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. With 30 years experience in ESL and TESOLs CALL Interest Section, he is currently "On the Internet" editor of the TESL-EJ, Editorial Board member of CALL Journal, Executive Committee member of APACALL, EVOnline Liaison and special advisor to TESOL's Professional Development Committee, and founder of the Webheads online communities of practice.
Schedule overview and resources (for 2005, update in progress)
Follow this link to see the Syllabus and day-by-day outline of the course, for 2006
Since this is a course on Multiliteracies, we utilize various free and open source groupware tools in order to explore their particular benefits as well as help us organize the course. Multiple venues can potentially disorganizing a course as well, so it is important that participants understand the purpose of each portal, their relationship to one another, and relative importance to the course:
These portals are in use in 2006
Up-to-date resources for 2006 are listed in the Course Moodle at
and there is a list of Resources we used in 2005.
Here is LAST YEAR's Portal
Getting Started - Sept 1, 2004 - The following gives insights into what 'multiliteracy' might be ...
Carla Meskill issued a call for papers for a special issue of Language Learning & Technology which will examine the many issues related to electronic literacy, especially as it applies to second language learning. To quote from the call: http://llt.msu.edu/vol8num3/call_for_papers.html
This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will examine the many issues related to electronic literacy, especially as it applies to second language learning. While it is clear that what we see and hear on television and computer screens is unique from what we read in print, frameworks for conceptualizing, analyzing, and integrating into instructional practices the ways we understand the world through these media are lacking. What processes constitute our reading of these electronic texts? What does it mean and will it mean to be electronically literate? How do the experiences we have with what we see and interact with on screens influence language use? In what way is electronic literacy impacting the ways we use, teach, and learn language?
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
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