A TESOL Online Academy session
October 27 to November 23, 2003
Workshop Leader: Vance Stevens, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Enhancing Online Communities with Voice and Webcams

Vance Stevens
Helaine Marshall
Buthaina Al Othman

Answers to HeLaine's Questions

1) Web Cams?
2) Weblogs?
3) Learning Communities?
Reflections on Vance's Course
  • Regarding your questions on Weblogs:

<helaine.marshall@l...> wrote: (messages published with permission)
> OK.
> I made a BLOG! What is it? What do I do with it? Why do I have it?
>

Ok, Laine, here are my answers:
1) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/weblog_handout.htm

2) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/new-studs-m-03.htm (a current
project).
3) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/162-53_blogs.htm (a current
project).
4) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/writing162/ (a current project).

  • As for your other questions: (message published with permission)

> I joined learning communities: webheads, realenglishonline,
learning
> times, tapped in, anything on Vance's headers (term?) on the
portal.
> Why am I joining these groups? What do they do in these groups?
Who
> are they? There are people in and not in our course, so I get
> confused.>

Ok , Laine, your question:
1.Why I joined Weabheads?
My answers:
a) http://www.geocities.com/esl_efl_ku/whyijoined_wia_1.htm
b) http://www.geocities.com/esl_efl_ku/whystilhere.htm
c) http://www.geocities.com/esl_efl_ku/thingsilearned_wia.htm

Your question:
2) Why I joined Real English Online, (REO)?
My answer: (helped me create a great lesson for my students)

http://alothman-b.tripod.com/culturesp_bysts.htm

Your question:
Why I joined Learning Times, (LT)?
My answer:

a. helped me create great lessons, and you could log in LT to
listen to my students' feedback recorded at the Voice board there.

b. http://alothman-b.tripod.com/culture-voicemsge.htm

Your question:
Why I joined tappedin.org, (Ti)?
My answer:

a. To me Tapped in is an eye opener, it is a great MOO tool that
helps e-learners to become independent learners, and use critical
thinking.
b. Here is an example of how one Webhead in Action, Aiden Yeh,
used Ti in a project for her students:

http://www.geocities.com/aidenyeh/shih_chien/2ndsem/whatsinaname/who.
htm

(Please copy the whole URL and paste it in a new window to access
the page).

Buth

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