Kuwait University - Fall 2003-2004
EfS # 162 Section 53
Instructor: Buthaina Al Othman
What Have "We" Learned?
Students' Evaluation Reports on Using Synchronous Tools & Presneting Live Online before International EFL/ESL Instructors from Webheads community of practice
Note: (1) Students messages were not corrected. (2) Some repeated sentences and greeting notes were deleted from some messages to save the time of readers; also, font has been modified for clarity and to emphasize particular statements).
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(Evaluation Jan.7, 2004)
a webpage was really great to, i always wanted to know how to make them.
being inside a real project was very new experience to me, made
me feel im entering the real college world that have real feats, cause
after i got inside college, it was all the same as highschool boring tasks,
like homeworks, quizes..etc.
my project was made by group, this was my first time being in group
for such an officially project, ((i used to be in a group of friends,
but wasn't that orginized ,it was just for fun, so don't know really what
and how group is)), that project was really serious, and i was
really alert in that point, it was also the first time i been as a
group leader. In the begining i thought i'de know how group works,
but it seem that it's wasn't that correct. The same thing to
the group memebers. What we did was spliting the project into parts, each
part we worked inside, then we all gather and discuss each part together.
I think that way wasn't that correct, we didn't really assign task for
eachother, (like one should be the writer, one should be correcter..etc)
maybe it was because of the lack of skill, or the skill wasn't that clear
and wasn't known in the members. Infact, i was the corrector i check each
one's work, the one who made webpages, and i lead every one how they should
work for their parts. Im still not sure why the group wasn't that
sucssesful, I think it's because we haven't trained in being a group before
in the right way.
this english course, my writing skill got very effective, my speaking
got much more enhanced,since i learnt lots of vocabulary that i hope i'de
use in the future,and practicing them while class and project, it was
my only chance to use and improve my english,which i try it very hard
with my self. Same thing occured to my listening and reading.
not sure if it was that difficult but it was kinda hard to me, it was
speaking in english with the teacher all the time, it sometimes cause
misscomminication, specially i'm not that good in expressing what i want
to say clearly by speaking english. I think the reason is not practicing
talking in english in other situations other than class,which it only
i could be exposed to the english enviroment. If all that could
happen, i would know how really i should speak and it would improve my
ability to express myself in english very easily.
easiest part was creating the webpages,
i really had fun making them, i think the reason was that i always wanted
to them before, and also cause of being skilled in computer stuff.
with such people gave me a great confidence and trust to meyself, prove
myself that i can talk to other people anywhere anytime, they
also encourage me to go own and work harder to the best that i can be.
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teacher only showed and guided us how to use the tools we had (blogs/searching/chatroom..etc),
including teaching our course objective,is how to write an essay and make
a presentation,and encouraging us through to do our best and alerting
us that it's very important, the rest was our own effort and hard work.
also gives me courage to present face to face, cuase i made the important
first step to it. I think presenting online is easier than presenting
face to face, which you'de be really encountered with the actuall people.
In the future i think it depends on the situation to choose which way
i should be using to present.
Safiya: (Evaluation Jan 7, 2004) (Safiya and Haya preseting on-line)
As u know I presented my final project online, so it was fun to me,
easy, and new experience that I little bit felt afraid of dud. As for
using the internet and the computer in general to do the research, made
the work fun but it needs TIME.
am so happy to learn anew thing and get anew experience on
Eman Mousa Mulla Juma (up to top)
Shaima: (Evaluation Jan 7, 2004) ( Shaima preseting on-line)
(Shaima's built a website to use for her online presentation; she built it following the class teacher instructions online via Yahoo Messneger. Check out Teresa's and Buthaina's messages on Shaima's e-learning and Buthaina's facilitating experience)
(a) it was good experience, its improve my write skills and speaking.
(b-c) the project it wasnt difficult also not that easy.
(d) it was so existing actually I love it .
(e) they didnt asked me a lot of question but it was useful.
(g) yes, the teacher give me enough and full instructions and without u ms I couldnt do it.
(h) in my opinion both of them are the same because I will be nervous in both of them and its ok to me if whether I present online or face it face. (up to top)
On the other
hand it was usefull to visit the science library to know how to check
for a referrence that we need,u know books are treatures for human
beings even when there is a new type of referrences.
power point slides i like it so much i did it for my project but i didnt
use it when presenting it,however i like it how can i show slides with
voice and picture and emotions and many other things it was a good lovely
experience to me.
was difficult in the bigining of the project but after we were doing fine
and great becuz our teacher was very helpfull with us and she provided
every thing that helped us in our projects.so thank u so much miss for
ur hard work with us to improve our skills and to have a good projects
at the end of the semaster.
i have a chance to present again i will choose the online present but
i know that i will be more nervous but i want to try :)
class 162 I was learning many thing in reading ,writing and
I was present
in class and my topice was(( DNA technology)). It the
Thank you Miss buthaina for helping me, suporting me and for every thing. (up to top)
i couldn't send an e-mail earlier .....here are my aswers
i was frightened of the project , but as i went deeper into it
,it became easier and i felt good about working on such a research
that would help improve my english .The blog
was hard to use , but I liked the fact that it was very
helpful in showing the teacher and my friends how I was improving and
allowing them to make notes and suggestion on what Iam doing.
AND THANK YOU MISS BUTHAINA (up to top)