Re: [IATEFLComputer Sig] Online Learning Focus Group
- Dear Corrine,
I have come across your nice e-mail inviting traners to join your testing
online learning tools. I am interested in this topisc and offer my help.
I´m a teacher and teacher-trainer trained by the British Council working in
he Czech Republic.
I am usually available on Tuesdays and Thursdays evening. However , I am
leaving for IATEFL Brighton betwenn 20-27 April 2003.
I look forward to hearing form you.
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Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 1:52 PM
Subject: [IATEFLComputer Sig] Online Learning Focus Group
> Hi, greetings from sunny Hamburg!
> One of my key objectives for clever2gether in Q3/Q4 in 2003 is to
> familiarise myself with a broad range of online learning tools and I am in
> the process of testing out a series of options and feel that it would make
> more sense to exhange ideas and experiences with a focus group of learning
> professionals. Would you like to join me in this discovery?
> In the 'alpha' testing phase, I will be making up a focus group of
> from a range of backgrounds and disciplines but there is a strong Business
> English focus at the moment, perhaps you can help me address the balance
> forwarding this onto intercultural trainers, technology trainers etc.
> In the 'beta' testing phase, which you of course would be able run in
> parallel with your own students, there will be a focus group of students,
> probably ones that you enjoyed teaching, and / or would give you honest,
> constructive feedback. For those of you that decide to do some beta
> we could exchange notes in a chat room environment like www.tappedin.org.
> I am inviting you to help me with the alpha testing of various forms of
> online learning, the only thing it will cost you is time - you will be
> to experience a range of online tools and virtual classrooms first hand as
> student, which in turn you might want to try out with your own students.
> If you are interested in being on the alpha testing focus group then I
> appreciate it if you could send me a quick email and if not then, unless
> tell me otherwise, I won't bother you with future online learning
> projects/trials, information etc. I quite understand that you are under a
> lot of time pressure, I have deliberately chosen the best trainers I know
> discussion groups which I participate in, so for the events that we have
> be online at the same time for, I will try and find times to suit your
> schedules, please let me know which time zone you are in when you answer.
> I would appreciate your support a great deal and I hope that you will
> the exposure to various types of online learning in exchange for your time
> and commitment to honest and constructive feedback - the aim is not to
> an ideal solution but to test a variety of options and to analyse when
> could be used for what. You will also get to know some other trainers,
> is something I for instance always enjoy doing to exchange ideas.
> The first focus group 'virtual meeting' won't be until mid April, so when
> you get back to me please let me know what your availability is and which
> times in general are good for you, so for example in my case Tuesday and
> Thursday evenings are both ideal but I can also do this early in the
> or perhaps a time during the week or even the weekend. Depending on the
> amount of interest, we could even have more than one focus group, meaning
> that people could sign up for the time that suits them best. I suggest
> each focus group should have no more than 6 trainers in it.
> If you know of any trainers, that would be interested in joining this
> project, then feel free to forward this email, but please bear in mind
> the better the trainers involved, the more we can learn from each other.
> this list there are university professors language trainers, other kinds
> trainers and instuctional designers - the hope is to get a broad base of
> I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about online learning
> Have a great week!
> Corinne Wilhelm BA(Hons) DipM
> Corporate Learning Consultant
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