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:
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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
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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.
Hi everyone, and good morning wherever you are waking up today,
Today we officially start the 2011 EVO sessions
(yaayyy, throw open the blinds! beautiful day!)
Throughout the EVOsphere participants will be writing introductions. YahooGroup lists like the Multilit one will experience a flurry of them. There are some nice ones here at this Ning already. It might be hard to read them all. Often participants recoil at the amount of email these generate.
A New year starts and a new EVO takes place. I am glad to be able to come back home. I started learning and reflecting about multiliteracies back in 2005, when Vance invited us to join him in one of his classes. That's when my journey into getting multilitarated started, as a matter of fact checking back the blog I opened at that time, I had the chance to reflect on some of those feelings. I will rewrite here my first post so you have a idea of what it was like for me and how this…Continue
My name is Natasa Bozic Grojic and I am an EFL teacher from Belgrade, Serbia. The name of my school is Zaduzbina Ilije M. Kolarca. I mostly work with adults and I have taught all levels, from beginner to Cambridge Proficiency. I first became interested in Web 2.0 in 2008, when I attended Becoming a Webhead and Blogging4Educators. Since then, I have tried different things online, but my main passion is blogging.
I believe I will use…Continue
Greetings to all course participants!
I am writing this blog post from Oxford where I am currently staying for my Christmas/New Year break after attending my graduation ceremony at the University of Leeds where I studied for my Master's in TESOL and ICT.
I am really excited about this new opportunity to work together with teachers from around the world discussing some issues associated with literacy in its current interpretation. It would be interesting to…Continue
Well, there is no general stats page, so just a little bit of something about me here.
I have been teaching for almost 15 years now: at four different schools, in three German states and now abroad. As you can see, I like new
challenges and new horizons.
The topic of the workshop appealed to me.
I think I am still pretty much of a newbie in the scene, but the danger of drowning is always there...
Looking forward to interesting…
My interest in multiliteracies has emerged in part after years of teaching in 'regular' classroom settings across all grades as well as working as an itinerant "Learning Resource Teacher" for students with learning difficulties and eventually working as a consultant for the board and resource for students identified as intellectually gifted. This experience fed my interest in looking for multiple ways of reaching diverse learners. When I returned to academia and began exploring the virtual…Continue
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