During this week, I'm going to focus on three types of blended learning and teaching approaches which I used in three different learning environments.
The first type is a pure online blended approach, implemented in a 5-week EAP course that was created for EFL/ESL/ESP Study.com learners, in the summer of 2004.
Please have a look at the 5-week
EAP course at:
The second type is a blended face-to-face and online approach, implemented in my EFL and ESP classes at Kuwait University. Please have a look at:
I am going to concentrate on one example that is a 10-week face-to-face and online writing workshop created for my EfS 162 class in the College of Science at Kuwait University, in Spring 2004.
Please have a look at the 10-week
face-to-face and online Writing program at:
Please note that we are to
meet live online on Wednesday, February 15, at 16:00-17:00 GMT, in Webheads
Virtual Office at LearningTimes.org:
Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, the owner and head-moderator of
Elizabeth's Handout on USING THE WEB FOR ORAL SKILLS AND WRITING for EVO Tips & Tricks and Oral Skills & Technology
The audio recording of the above completetd live online session can be found at:
The third type is a blended online and a multiple venue approach, implemented in a 2-week project, created for EFL learners in Argentina and Kuwait, aiming to improve their listening, writing, and speaking skills. This third type can also be called, a "Web.2" approach, where some of the Web.2 networking software like blogger.com, flickr.com, skype, and webcasts were integrated providing a more effective learning environment.
Kindly have a look at the "Skype
WorldBridges" project at:
Please note that our second live online meeting is on Friday, February 17, at 18:00-19:00 GMT, at WorldBridges:
Jeff Lebow, the owner and manager of WorldBridges.com, will be my Guest-Presenter to talk about the technology of webcasting in general, providing tips for online teachers on how to start their own Webcast projects or Courses via WorldBridges Moodle.
Here is a link to some simple instructions on how to Skype Worldbridges
I look forward to having a fruiteful, exciting, and fun discussion with all of you throughout this week.