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Getting to know each other and course platforms. Introductions


(Week 1: Jan 13 - 19)







José Antônio da Silva (Brazil), Helen Davies (France), Ayat Tawel (Egypt), Maria Bossa (Argentina) and Svetlana Obenausova (Czech Republic) 


Guest presenters:  

Teresa d'Almeida d'Eca & Fernanda Rodrigues  (Tues, 14 Jan., at 17:00 GMT)




By the end of this week you will have






LISTEN AND WATCH OUR OVERVIEW (the Eyejot video below will  give you a summary of what we will be doing this week). We will be exploring this tool a bit deeper in Week 2.





Task 1. Read the Getting Started page and explore the wiki


Task 2. Introduce yourself to the group in under 100 words. Send your message to: ict4elt2014@yahoogroups.com 
For longer and more detailed information about the Yahoo Group, click here


Information to be included:

  • Your first and last name. You can include the name you would like to be known by.
  • Yahoo ID.
  • Institution where you work or study.
  • What you do.
  • Why you joined this group and the expectations you have.
  • Any additional  information you would like to share with the group.
  • Remember only say what you feel comfortable saying !


Task 3. Please copy your introduction into the Participants page.  Directions are found on the top of the page. You need to create an account with Pbworks.
The video below guides you through how to join Pbworks. How to add your introduction and picture to the Participants page. It is very useful for newbies to wikis. 




Task 4. Join our Edmodo Group (this is where comments on readings and live sessions are shared).


Task 5. Get ready for the first live session  on "The ins and outs of Yahoo Groups and Pbworks"  with Teresa d'Almeida d'Eca & Fernanda Rodrigues at Webheads Elluminate vRoom on 14 Jan. The session will be at 17:00 GMT.  



 You don't need to create an account at the Webheads Elluminate vRoom.

Just login with "name_surname" and include your country.

You'll have to allow the download of a java applet to enter the conference room.


Task 6. Post your comments about the live session to the Edmodo Group See below how to proceed to post comments



Task 7. Read this week readings  (at the bottom of this page) and post comments on the readings to the Edmodo Group



Tools to explore

  • Our Wiki (Here's a useful tutorial to get you started); you can check another guide here.
  • Yahoo Groups (Here's a useful tutorial to get you started)





I have....

  • read the Getting Started Page and explored our wiki
  • introduced myself to the group
  • posted my intro and picture to the Participants Page
  • joined the Edmodo Group  
  • attended the live session/listened to the recordings
  • commented on the Live Session using the Edmodo Group
  • commented on the readings using the Edmodo Group
  • explored these tools: the wiki and Yahoo Groups



Suggested readings for further information

  • Hints for Learning Online. Learning on-line is a new experience for all of us; however, it is a way of learning that will increase in the future, as more institutions and organizations use the Internet for distance education.       Does being a student in an on-line environment require new strategies for maximizing your learning?              We believe it does, and we would like to share some simple tips to help you succeed as a student on the Web.
  •  Uses and Potentials of Wikis in the Classroom: An article describing how teaching and learning have changed across oral, print, and secondary-oral paradigms.  
  • Netiquette. "Netiquette" stands for "Internet Etiquette" and refers to the set of practices created over the years to make the Internet experience pleasant for everyone.
  • What makes a successful online student. Illinois Online Network (Qualities for online students).


Photo Credits:

photo credit: enriqueburgosgarcia via photopin cc 


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