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Re: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] Virtual Collaboration

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  • Ruth Vilmi
    I have been running international communicative courses for whole classes since 1993. Please take a look at the International Writing Exchange (IWE) courses at
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 19, 2006
      I have been running international communicative courses for whole
      classes since 1993. Please take a look at the International Writing
      Exchange (IWE) courses at www.writeit.to/sys and contact me by email if
      you'd like to join with your class in the Spring.

      Best wishes,
      Ruth Vilmi
      ruth.vilmi@...


      Daniel Neto wrote:
      > Hi. I'm Daniel from Portugal and actually I am interested in some online collaboration. In a week time I'll be taking my students to a lab to do some research on Kazuo Ishiguro's A Family Supper. I'm thinking of a webquest on issues related to Japan. It would be very interesting to have students exchanging information on that.
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      > How and when is a question of arrangements.
      > Thanks for your message
      > Daniel Neto
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      > axsorensen <axsorensen@...> wrote: Hi!
      > I was wondering if there was anybody out there that would like to link
      > their class to one of my classes? I have text / audio / video /
      > virtual whiteboard applications. I have been using them for nearly 2
      > years to pair up my students with students in Korea. I live and teach
      > in the University of Kitakyushu, Japan. There are a number of us
      > interested in linking whole classes to whole classes, or breaking the
      > students into pairs or small groups for anything from simple
      > unstructured text chat, to serious project collaboration. Some of what
      > we do is asynchronous, but personally I am more interested in
      > synchronous collaboration. If you are interested, please come join us
      > at the KOTESOL (South Korea TESOL) CALLSIG website at
      > http://callsig.org or at Daves ESL cafe. The discussions on these
      > topics are getting very interesting! We would like to get people from
      > other than South Korea and Japan involved if possible. My website and
      > email information can be found there if anyone would like to get in
      > contact. (I don't feel comfortable posting that kind of info on
      > yahoogroups) I'll try to keep up with this forum too if you want to
      > reply here. Hope to hear from you soon!
      > Ariel Sorensen (Ax)
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      > You are receiving this message because you are a member of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG.
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      Ruth Vilmi
      Ruth Vilmi Online Education Ltd
      E-learning, language checking and translation services
      Company Web page: www.writeit.to
      Art gallery: www.writeit.to/gallery
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    • Mark Pegrum
      Hi Ariel, I m very interested in international online collaboration. What kinds of classes do you teach? Do you train teachers or are all your students
      Message 2 of 6 , Nov 19, 2006
        Hi Ariel,

        I'm very interested in international online collaboration. What kinds of
        classes do you teach? Do you train teachers or are all your students
        language learners and, if so, what levels are they?

        I'm currently teaching across a range of different levels at the University
        of Western Australia, including the Dip.Ed. TESOL (where we train future
        teachers of ESL/EFL) and the Master of Education in TESOL/Applied
        Linguistics (where we give further training to current teachers).

        If there is any match between our class levels, I'd be interested in
        discussing with you ways that we might organise to collaborate.

        Best,
        Mark Pegrum
        mark.pegrum@...


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        From: LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com
        [mailto:LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ruth Vilmi
        Sent: 20 November 2006 04:18
        To: LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] Virtual Collaboration



        I have been running international communicative courses for whole
        classes since 1993. Please take a look at the International Writing
        Exchange (IWE) courses at www.writeit.to/sys and contact me by email if
        you'd like to join with your class in the Spring.

        Best wishes,
        Ruth Vilmi
        ruth.vilmi@writeit. <mailto:ruth.vilmi%40writeit.to> to

        Daniel Neto wrote:
        > Hi. I'm Daniel from Portugal and actually I am interested in some online
        collaboration. In a week time I'll be taking my students to a lab to do some
        research on Kazuo Ishiguro's A Family Supper. I'm thinking of a webquest on
        issues related to Japan. It would be very interesting to have students
        exchanging information on that.
        >
        > How and when is a question of arrangements.
        > Thanks for your message
        > Daniel Neto
        >
        > axsorensen <axsorensen@yahoo. <mailto:axsorensen%40yahoo.com> com> wrote:
        Hi!
        > I was wondering if there was anybody out there that would like to link
        > their class to one of my classes? I have text / audio / video /
        > virtual whiteboard applications. I have been using them for nearly 2
        > years to pair up my students with students in Korea. I live and teach
        > in the University of Kitakyushu, Japan. There are a number of us
        > interested in linking whole classes to whole classes, or breaking the
        > students into pairs or small groups for anything from simple
        > unstructured text chat, to serious project collaboration. Some of what
        > we do is asynchronous, but personally I am more interested in
        > synchronous collaboration. If you are interested, please come join us
        > at the KOTESOL (South Korea TESOL) CALLSIG website at
        > http://callsig. <http://callsig.org> org or at Daves ESL cafe. The
        discussions on these
        > topics are getting very interesting! We would like to get people from
        > other than South Korea and Japan involved if possible. My website and
        > email information can be found there if anyone would like to get in
        > contact. (I don't feel comfortable posting that kind of info on
        > yahoogroups) I'll try to keep up with this forum too if you want to
        > reply here. Hope to hear from you soon!
        > Ariel Sorensen (Ax)
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        >
        > Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger
        <http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com> .yahoo.com
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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        > You are receiving this message because you are a member of the IATEFL
        Learning Technologies SIG.
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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        >

        --

        Ruth Vilmi
        Ruth Vilmi Online Education Ltd
        E-learning, language checking and translation services
        Company Web page: www.writeit.to
        Art gallery: www.writeit.to/gallery
        Email: ruth.vilmi@writeit. <mailto:ruth.vilmi%40writeit.to> to
        Alternative email: ruth.vilmi@gmail. <mailto:ruth.vilmi%40gmail.com> com
        Mobile: +358 50 368 4696






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      • Barbara Dieu
        Hello Daniel and Ariel, You can contact some of the teachers who figure on dekita.org while your students may want to check the
        Message 3 of 6 , Nov 20, 2006
          Hello Daniel and Ariel,

          You can contact some of the teachers who figure on dekita.org
          < http://dekita.org/exchange >
          while your students may want to check the Orchard to start conversations
          with others who are open to interacting on the web
          <http://dekita.org/orchard>
          Best regards,
          Bee

          Barbara Dieu
          http://dekita.org
          http://beewebhead.net
        • axsorensen
          Hi Barbara, Daniel, Ruth and Mark! I m feeling a bit guilty for forgetting to check this forum for so long. I checked it periodically for a few weeks after
          Message 4 of 6 , Dec 15 4:28 AM
            Hi Barbara, Daniel, Ruth and Mark! I'm feeling a bit guilty for
            forgetting to check this forum for so long. I checked it periodically
            for a few weeks after posting this and had no responses. It's great to
            find that somebody actually reads this forum!
            We are just about to close our school year here. We finish just before
            the end of January so we are now gearing up for final exams. It may
            still be possible to link one or two classes before this is all over
            though. When does your school year start and end?
            For a little background on my teaching situation, I currently teach at
            the University of Kitakyushu. Here I teach 1st and 2nd year
            engineering students. Their level is probably pretty low compared to
            yours. It's been all booklearning for them, and no practical
            application of their language skills - until I got them. I'm sure they
            would be happy to link to any of your classes!
            I also teach part-time at Fukuoka Women's University on Tuesdays.
            There I have again mostly 1st and 2nd year students, but I have one
            class this semester that is geared for students that want to be
            English teachers. Not all of them really do, but that is the purpose
            of the class according to management. This class has mostly 3rd and
            4th year students and is highly motivated.
            As for hardware, here in UKK we have PC's for every student in the
            classroom, equipped with headsets and webcams. Class sizes are capped
            at 26 students, most have 23 to 25 on any given day. In FWU class
            sizes are around 45 on any given Tuesday, except for the Oral
            Communication class with the prospective teachers. That class has
            about 16 to 19 on average. FWU has 22 PC's equipped with headsets.
            No idea about my classes next semester (Starting from the first week
            of April) yet.
            Please tell me about your classes, hardware, and what you want to do
            with them! If you can link with us, please tell me what you have in
            mind and I'd be happy to collaborate. Mainly we are in it for the
            experience of talking to somebody that doesn't speak Japanese, and
            getting a bit of culture out of it.
            For more info on what we've been doing with South Korean students,
            join the KOTESOL CALL SIG forum at callsig.org! There is a very
            dynamic discussion about these things going on, and you don't have to
            be a teacher in Korea. Just sign up.
            Hope to hear back from you soon!
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