October 19, 2016 karinawp 1 comment

    Critical Enquiry in a Text-Based Environment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education by Garrison, Anderson & Archer (2000) puts forward a learning concept and a tool for computer-mediated communication (CMC) in supporting an educational experience.  The concept of Community of Inquiry (CoI) concerns knowledge formation and the process of scientific inquiry to solve problems within a…

October 6, 2016 karinawp 1 comment

Above is my original PLE. I made at the start of my Masters in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching just over two years ago. It would seem that my world at that time was divided simply in two, where I gained and shared knowledge through and with people and computers. It looks like I had…

October 1, 2016 karinawp No comments exist

Technological developments make learning online convenient, accessible and in many cases, free. Yet, there are stories of high dropout rates and the fear of loneliness confirms distance is both geographical and psychological. So can online programmes be effectively designed to allow learners to feel part of a community and thus go the distance of the course? This…

September 28, 2016 karinawp 1 comment

(Click YouTube CC icon for English subtitles) In this interview I chat about learning and teaching with Cecilia Nobre, an Online English Teacher based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Watch the video to learn more about Cecilia’s: – love of school – favourite teacher – integration of technology into her lessons – foray into online teaching – plans for the future –…

August 15, 2016 karinawp 1 comment

My Proposed Masters Project Activities Project structure: Five 1 hour classes per week for 4 weeks WEEK 1: Introduction Phase Introduction to TC>pre-activity survey>speaking test WEEK 2: Getting to know you Phase Information exchange task 1> Self-Introduction Information exchange task 2> Respond to your partner’s self-introduction Information exchange task 3> Describe/introduce a digital tool to…

August 10, 2016 karinawp 2 comments

In this video some solutions and strategies for Telecollaboration are discussed, from the learner perspective.

August 9, 2016 karinawp No comments exist

In this video I discuss six main challenges in Telecollaboration from the learner perspective.

August 8, 2016 karinawp 2 comments

Using e-portfolios and rubrics to assess speaking competence in a Telecollaborative exchange between Chinese and English language learners Introduction In our increasingly globalised world, English language proficiency is regarded as crucial for future social and economic success. No more so is that evident than in China, a rapidly developing economy with bold ambitions to become…

July 28, 2016 karinawp No comments exist

Another interesting read has been Intercultural Competence and Cultural Learning through Telecollaboration by Theresa Schenker (2012). The six-week email telecollaboration between German students learning English and American students learning German revealed that the students interest in cultural learning did not change significantly. However, the study did show that the majority of Byram’s (1997) objectives of…

July 27, 2016 karinawp No comments exist

(Click YouTube CC icon for English subtitles) In this interview I chat about learning and teaching with Sean Ulley, an American PBL Teacher. Listen to the audio to learn more about Sean’s: – love of teaching and learning – favourite teacher – examples of Project Based Learning – plans for the future For friends in China, watch the video…