domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2009

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2009

Learning in context

This is a Power Point presentation by George Siemens called Learning in context (please click here to open the page where you can access it). It deals with different aspects that affect e-learning. It also explains some of the features of different types of learning. One important suggestion of the author is for teachers to stop opening courses, but rather to start promoting learning spaces that allow the students to have long-lasting resources as well as to improve their life-long learning skills.

martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

A PPT about 21st century classrooms

A very nice tool that shares many key issues in 21st century learning environments. Please enjoy!

lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2009

Revision of concepts Unit 1

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Connectivism: The Networked Student

The following video shows us an interesting experience that a Psychology student can have when studying autonomously about the American psyche. He builds his own learning community by using online tools such as Google Scholar, a wiki, checking other students' blogs and creating his own, and some others. This student can successfully complete his networked learning experience with the guidance of his teacher, who follows a Connectivist approach to guiding his student's research and work. Watch it, it's very interesting!

As a practical application of Connectivism in an ELT setting, students can be guided into how to create their own network for practicing the language in context. Tools such as Ning or could be used for this purpose. He can share written texts and work on them collaboratively with other people thanks to tools such as GoogleDocs. and can be used as a way for him to share and comment on videos where he practices the language. Also, the student can keep track of all his work on an online portfolio or blog. These are just some ideas for the practical application of Connectivism in relation to ELT settings, but there are hundreds of more tools to explore!

lunes, 10 de agosto de 2009

Inspirational videos about changes in the 21st century

These are two great videos that provide us with amazing information about the rapid changes the world is experiencing right now. Also, they open educators their eyes to the need to prepare learners to much more than taking tests and to explore on their creativity, their risk-taking attitudes and their openness to other cultures around the world.

lunes, 3 de agosto de 2009

My expectations about the NLE course

I am sure this course will provide me with the theoretical background needed to create high-impact activities that EFL or ESL students can use in their language learning process. Somehow I expect to continue creating a bank of tasks, something similar to what I did last semester with the Learner Autonomy and Self-Access Materials course.