четверг, 1 декабря 2011 г.

course comment

Now I'd like to write my own course comment.
During these 10 weeks we have to work hard in order to reach our goals and be in time. We face challenges and failures however we do not give up. We use our previous experience and knowledge to try again and again in exploring web technologies. We have learned many things, I can hardly enumerate all of them, but I try to highlight the most useful for using in my classroom: web quests, rubrics, hot potatoes, PPP, crosswords, Jeopardy game, hyper studio etc. If I am not succeeding in creating interactive online exercises I know that next time I will avoid these mistakes and do my best.
First of all, I think that the web course brings us only benefits. We can have access to the latest web news, technologies, scientific inventions, etc. Another important benefit is that the web tools are a great means of education. A few years ago it was rather difficult to imagine that it would be possible to teach people from all around the world. People have the opportunity to communicate with the people from other countries, find out their opinions, for instance experts from prestigious Oregon University, ask their opinions and extend your range of interests and develop your teaching both web experience and online knowledge. I think that it makes our world smaller and friendlier.
The most successful tools for my teaching are Google+ site with Voice board. I've got the chance to learn more about ANVILL and other web tools that I have never heard before and never used. But now I create for my students our own Google+ site.
Further I am going to gain more knowledge about Voice board and explore it.
I am so grateful to Robert for his thoroughly organized classes and well-developed readings.
So I strongly recommend everybody to take part in web course.
Best wishes
Roza Zhussupova
To sum up these wonderful 10 weeks course bring me wisdom and new experience.

comment week 10

I can hardly believe that our web course comes to end. Now I am used to live and work in such a dynamic and info-fulled way. Surely I will miss Robert's tasks, readings, postings, comments,  and of course Jupiter grades.
This week the most difficut task is evaluate our own LoTi levels. As for me now my level is Level 3 – Infusion. As a result of this level we use Google+ site for our additional tasks out of classroom activities to write a cultural survey, to write a webquest about their healthy lifestyle, to listen to Youtube lecture with further posting comments, to solve a problem so that to engage students in English learning process.
Next semester I am going to conduct a lecture "Modern web techniques" so I imply all received knowledges in my classroom. Moreover it engages my  students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using Google+ site and VB.

To sum up I hope in a year I will achieve Level 4a - mechanical that requires higher levels of student cognitive processing.
Finally web modern technology has a great impact on the way people live now. It is creating a new single world culture where traditions and distances are no longer of that importance.

comment week 10

It's hardly to believe that our web course comes to end. I am used to work in this dynamic and involved way. I think I will miss our week tasks, readings and Juputer grades. Definitely all classmates do a great job due to our instructor, ROBERT! From my everyday web experience and observation I come to the conclusion that our present experiences from Robert’s course become valuable lessons for the future.  Moreover we increase our LoTi level. As for me many web sites teach me very valuable lessons. We've got the chance to learn more about ANVILL and other web tools that I have never heard before and never used. But now I gain more knowledge about Voice board and explore it for my students in own Google+ site. So now my level is 3 and in a year I hope to reach level 4a,b.