It's been over a year since Ning went over to its plan to change the Ning business model from a community driven free service to a money-driven paid one. Pearson tried to help by sponsoring educational Nings such as this one that wanted to continue as communities, but the stipulation was that it was at the lowest level, restricted to 150 members only.
This Ning has that many members and could easily have twice as many. Last year we went through the process of going through…Continue
... because there is no telling when I will be back this way... even though I do keep reminding myself about that immensely past due wrap up post comparing mini and maxi mooking about. Ckk11 has not been done that long, I keep telling myself. Plus, there are still connectivist groups active, continuations. And a mobi-MOOC that I have absolutely no business following but am anyway... at least not registered unless joining the Google group counts. Head counting in MOOCs can…Continue
Added by Vanessa Vaile on April 17, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments
It has been a week now from the beginning of the spring semester in Russian universities and I decided to write a short post about what I see as an important question to address.Russia is one of the countries with a long-standing tradition of Teacher-centered classroom which I see as a great obstacle to the development of the students' learner autonomy.Just today I posted a task for my students to complete in the course of academic writing they are taking. I posted it in the wiki I use to…Continue
Added by Natalya Eydelman on February 13, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments
As we have said from the start, this Multiliteracies course has been set out as a berry bush. What any participant does with it is not meant to proceed according to any predetermined conduit. It has been meant to emulate an open online course concept, where there is some cohesion in the syllabus, but where participants are encouraged to make their own cohesion in conjunction with others in their learning networks, each creating knowledge in constructivist fashion, and according to how much…Continue
Added by Vance Stevens on February 11, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
This week, Feb 07 to 11 has been very hard because teachers are back to school from vacations and there's lots of work taking care of everything to have the school ready to receive the students next Monday and start the school year.…Continue
After few days trying to create a page in netvibes I finally did it.
This is the link netvibes.
Hi everyone, I'm back in Abu Dhabi.
Thanks Jen for taking care of the shop while I was away. I think Jen is off on a well deserved holiday now. Dennis has had to drop out as co-moderator. It's Nelba's and my turn to guide proceedings.
George Siemens once told us that his job in directing a MOOC, a massive online open course, was to provide cohesion and content. It is up to the participants to network and glean knowledge from that content.
I can't say I am a vigorous Twitter user partially because until this starting course I could not quite come to the understanding of how it might be used in my teaching context. I was introduced to Twitter back in the summer of 2008 during the Hornby Summer School all devoted to teaching using the technology. I remember how excited I felt then but my enthusiasm soon dwindled because back home I could not see a place for it in the classroom. What I completely…Continue
I'd like to share with what I have been busy with over the last week, which was actually promted by our sessions and discussions. Thanks to the activities in our group I've realised that what I really want to do and am interested in is teaching online. Well, I have had some experience in e-moderation for the British Council but what I started thinking about is teaching as a freelancer. So as a first step to doing this I made a google search and one of the first…Continue
To be straightforward, I'm referring to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. For the past 7 days, I haven't been able to access Yahoo Groups or this Ning, even worse, my university eCollege course from my computer. I kept getting blank pages, forever spinning downloads, like they didn't exist, like I wasn't a member of the free world. However, I was able to access these sites from my husband's computer in the next room. Crazy!
I would like to share my Multiliteracies Eportfolio here. I already have an eportfolio in Netvibes, so I just added a new page for this course. It is work in progress, of course, but the important thing is that I have started organising the information somehow.
The main part of the eportfolio are going to be my blog posts. I am planning to write a post each week. Anyway, here it is:
Added by Natasa Bozic Grojic on January 25, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments
I just want to share my e-portfolio.
Starting from the name it is already difficult to have a definition of what this eportfolio thing is. I spent all this week thinking about how I could at least plan mine, and as you can see, it is already Friday and I'm not sure, yet.
I went through the syllabus and weekly tasks some times but it still was not clear at…Continue
By some stroke of insanity, I am not just here but also in two MOOCs, LAK11 and CCK11. Neither, however. is as massive as PLENK2010. Good thing I did not sign up for any other EVO workshops
Adapted from a much longer blog post on Computers, Language, Writing.
Evomlit11 is my starting point for MOOC impressions and comparisons, despite lacking sufficient…
This is Azhar Youssef from Egypt. I'm EFL secondary school teacher. I'm also teacher trainer. Now, I'm working on my PH D that is about using web 2.0 tools to develop writing skills. The title of this session attracts me. Actualy, I want to know more about multiliteracies.
I think that I'm a little bit late. The second week begins and I don't know If I can cach up all what I have missed in th first week. Any way, I'll try.
It seems to me that synchronous session are important when trying to build us a group on line. It is because I join the webheads 12h00 GMT online meeting in tappedin as often as I can, that I managed to be there for the first live discussion about this evomlit course.
Before going there, I knew this page existed because I'd seen it once, but…Continue
inspired by Vasi's forum question...
Technological literacy is the ability to understand and evaluate technology. It complements technological competency, which is the ability to create, repair, or operate specific technologies, commonly computers.
I love learning new Web 2.0 tools to enhance my teaching. Check my recent blog post where you will be able to take a look at the different web tools I learn daily. Some time ago I used a web 2.0 tool called Fotababble that allows you to create talking pictures. It is a very simple tool and you can…Continue
Added by Jennifer Verschoor on January 13, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments
Hi! My name is Caroll Pena, I’m from Dominican Republic.…Continue
I'm Patricia from Buenos Aires Argentina. This is the first time I've participated in EVO.
I'm eager to share and learn a lot from all of you. For the time being, I'm trying to make my best effort to follow all the instructions to fulfill all the tasks successfully.