Tips and Tricks for the Successful Online Teaching Environment

January 16-February 27

Week 5: Feb 13 - 19, 2006

By Guest-Speaker: Buthaina Al-Othman

Types of Blended Teaching: Which One Is Yours?

Type (3): "Making the Transition from Web 1.0 To Web 2.0"

February 17 - 18:00 - 19:00 GMT

A Recording of the webcast of this live online session is available at WorldBridges HERE!

Throughout week 5, we have been thinking and discussing together at the EVO sessions Tips & Tricks EVO session and Oral Skills & Technology ways to improve some of our old or current work for pure online or face-to-face and online teaching and learning courses/extensions/ projects for our EFL/ESL classrooms, everywhere in the globe. Today, the focus is on the third type of blended teaching which I preferred to refer to as Web 2.0 teaching and learning approach. The aim is to think together on ways we can make the smooth transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to share some of the tips and tricks that would help us create effective, connected learning network/environments.

Jeff Lebow began his educational career as an elementary school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After receiving a Master's Degree in Training and Learning Technologies, he moved to Asia where he taught English as a Foreign Language for 10 years. Since 1997, he has managed a variety of websites, explored the educational and cross cultural possibilities of webcasting, and worked toward building Worldbridges.com as a global network of homegrown webcasting
Buthaina Al-Othman teaches EFL and ESP at the Language Center of Kuwait University. She has been using a blended teaching and learning approach, in her ESP/English for Science and EFL Remedial classes since she started her teaching career in Spring 2001. She has a Masters in TESOL from University at Albany, SUNY, since 2000. She is a Webhead and a member of the TESOL Electronic Village Online 2005-2006 Sessions coordinating team.

 

Examples of some teaching and learning possibilities:

EFL/ESL Cross-Cultural Projects:

"Freedom & Future Dreams in Different Cultures"
A Collaborative Skype Project for EFL Learners in Argentina & Kuwait
http://alothman-b.tripod.com/skypeproject_portal.htm

Global Arabic-English Classes in USA, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait:

PodOmatic for Global-Arabic Classes in Ohio

http://www.skypejournal.com/blog/archives/2006/01/skype_and_distance_learning.php

http://www.oberlin.edu/news-info/05dec/language.html

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