- 1.THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOMIN A CONNECTED WORLD (the grammar of the internet?) Michael Coghlan 5th International Congress on English Grammar (Hyderabad) January, 2007 This presentation on the web athttp://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/connected_educator
2. SUBJECT + TRANSITIVE VERB + OBJECT + ADVERBIAL PHRASE 3. HTML
Uni of Georgia
Uni of Georgia
Shoshi and Steve
4. 5. The Internet more than just a book 6. The Read/Write Web (Tim Berners Lee) Original photo byHummanna . 7. eLearning 2.0/Web 2.0 (Stephen Downes)
- little true interactivity and learner input and
- very little contact with a tutor.
- represented by Learner Management Systems. (eg WebCT, Blackboard, etc)
- centred around a Personal Learning Environment using social software.
- students generate and share content.
- theyinteractnot only with teachers and their peers, butwith anyone in the world they can learn from .
(this description courtesy of Sean Fitzgerald) 8. Expansion of the Grammar of the Internet
- and usability of Internet
Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". Photo byEricGjerde 9. Rewriting or Killing our Cultures? 10. My Story
- ESLclassroom teacher1987 1997
- Blended ESLteaching 1997 2000
- Volunteer teaching for EFI (English for the Internet) founded by David Winet
- Founding member of theWebheadsonline English teaching and learning community
- Current : facilitator on the Graduate Certificate in eLearning (TAFE SA); eLearning Networks of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework; independent elearning consultant
11. How do I work?
- I know from my own life that something has changed. I am now a much more social learner. I like to draw on the knowledge of others who I can contact and with whom I can discuss issues... I have definitely changed the way I learn, and have found a more enjoyable way of learning. Technology, and the connections it affords, has made that possible.
- I doubt that I could study a formal course anymore.
12. My TAG CLOUD folksonomy from http://del.icio.us/mikecogh 13. 14. technology future TAGS 15. 16. A GLOBAL AUDIENCE:
- YouTube -http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =QjA5faZF1A8
- Performance by a 13 yr old Korean boy
- Jan 31st:34,770,497million views; 142796 comments
- Thats more than the populations of
- Israel 5.7m Denmark 5.3m Finland 5.1m New Zealand 3.6m Ireland 3.6m
17. WHATS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
- Who are these 34.7 million people?
- Copyright implications? I can reuse the content for my own purposes
- Who is exercising editorial control?
- Disintermediation the decline of the gatekeepers of content
- Should students have access to sites like this?(see YouTube a Class Act)
- How do students like this feel at school?
- Should we be encouraging our students
- To publish to these kinds of sites
- Empowerment and realisation of identity through personal publishing to social networking sites
MIT; Jason and TV shows.. 18. DIGITAL STORY PLAYED AT THISPOINT AVAILABLE AT http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Pue4FtOb3HM 19. PERSONAL PUBLISHING/PARTICIPATORY MEDIA TOOLS
- Wikis (Wikispaces.com) collaborative workspaces
- MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Orkut (most popular in India)
- Video repositories: YouTube, Google Video, BlipTV
20. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =e5jtiJPlv4Y 21. 22. YouTube in Chennai Media: 23. Indian YouTube Equivalents
- http:// www.aapkavideo.com
24. Facebook in India
- .these people are not your average Indian young people; they are from upper socio-economic tier of Mumbai. But one thing is clear, there is a revolution brewing in the Internet space.
- Environments like Facebook and MySpace offer easy publishing tools, powerful communication mechanisms using multimedia experience
http:// ngs.ics.uci.edu/blog/?p =779 25. 26. Indian Initiative: babajob.com/babalife.com NY Times, Oct 30 th , 2007 27. Indian Technology in a Flat World http:// ngs.ics.uci.edu/blog/?p =849 28. Its a Wild World http:// youtube.com/watch?v =T-t8tUED9MI Just remember theres a lot of bad and beware. 29. 30.
- Are we sociologically ready?
- What are ourethical responsibilities
- to ourselves?(teacher sacked for
- posting photo onMySpace )
31. Who are the Webheads?
- an experiment in world friendship through online language learning
300 + members 32. Where are the Webheads? in approximately 50 countries To join the Webhead community send an email to [email_address] Or join in a 6 week online seminar: Becoming a Webhead in Jan/Feb -Becoming aWebhead2008 33. Seehttp://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/unaccusative-verbs.aspx/ for commentary 34. http:// grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx 35. IN A CONNECTED WORLD:
- Daily contact with the planet
- In the supermarket..Australian made products are made offshore
- My neighbours may not be my closest companions
36. LOCALGLOBAL LOCAL = (GLOCAL?) 37. Implications for the Classroom
- The Local, Unconnected Pre-Global World
- all dialogue was between teacher and students with some communication between students(but who was really listening?)
- enter Internet tools: writing/speaking for an audience other than just your teacher ie authentic contexts for language learning
- The Global, Connected World
- Personal publishing tools/participatory media(without boundaries)
- Teachers and students can now reach a global audience
- Moot point : does everyone find this idea appealing?
38. Why might teachers create an online presence?
- You will get wider recognition
- Wider network of professional and personal contacts
- Greater variety of options for learning activities
- Place to store and record resources
39. 40. Why might students create an online presence?
- Developing(soft)skills for the knowledge era* (facility with technology, collaboration, conflict negotiation, problem solving, communication, adjusting to rapid change: employability skills)
- Access to personal publishing tools for self-expression and realisation of identity
- Excitement at publishing for a wider audience:
- Thank you so much for being such supportive, all of you! I hope to continue my learning process and get ready to speak and write in English. I was really surprised to see all the people who wrote about our wiki. It's so cool because it was from all different places of the world... I think that's so great! :)(Maria, Venezuela)
*Soft Skills and the Net (Terry Anderson) athttp://terrya.edublogs.org/2007/09/30/distance-educators-and-dogma/ 41.
- Weblog search engine Technorati:
- 8,000 -17,000 new blogs created every single day.
- a new weblog is created somewhere in the world every 5.8 seconds .
- On average, approx 3 blogs are updated every second.
- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/13/8000_bloggers_per_day/ (13/4/06)
http://flickr.com/photos/dbarefoot/5279903/ 42. From a student ofKonrad Glogowski:
- Its Phil, just in case you havent guessed already. Id just like to thank you for a great year of blogging, and to wish you luck in the years ahead. You really managed to make a few of us into writers. I think writing/blogging will be something Ill carry with me my whole life.
43. MEDIA RICH BLOGS
- http://english-ad.blogspot.com /
Aiden is an EFL Lecturer, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages Kaohsiung, Taiwan MOVIE MULTILITERACYDIGITAL LITERACYELITERACY 44. CONNECTIVISM: