Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Followup to Sunday, Aug. 28 discussion
- Hi, Chris!
Yes, what a fabulous discussion. So much learned and so much food for
It was very nice of you to give us the url to your project. Though I'm
not teaching on line (but I hope to try it some day!), I've just gone
through the 'How to do the project' and liked it. I think that
everything relevant is there.
I especially liked:
-- your reference to the fact that "The important thing is to
communicate, and express your ideas freely. Any corrections would be
sent by e-mail, and that's between you and me". That should make them
at ease to express themselves as much and as often as possible without
fear of 'public' exposure on your part to mistakes;
[I constantly try to convince f2f students of that, and have a relaxed
atmosphere, open to dialogue and 'learning from mistakes', but it
isn't always easy. It does make it easier when some 'wise guy' makes
fun of a colleague and I have the chance of 'exposing' him! Bear in
mind, these rules are all laid out on the first lesson.]
-- the mixed groups (as Dafne has);
-- the problem-solving plan and design; and,
-- the do's and don'ts.
BTW, I looked at your 'Online Resources' and really liked the link
OneLook Dictionaries with immediate translation of words.
The 'Simulation' also seems quite interesting.
One question: what English qualifications do your students have? In
what course is this integrated?
Best of luck, Teresa
> Hi everyone,boatload, I'll say.
> That was such a great discussion we had on Sunday! I learned a
>here is a simulation I did for about 4 semesters at my university
> Just as a follow-up to some of the projects we were talking about,
(Technical English courses I taught: It was an asynchronous forum
discussion in small groups, in which the groups also had to coordinate
with other small groups. This was done artificially between mixed
teams, in which the members met on different days, that is, there was
no geograhical seperation between the team members -- just time
> Anyway, more info about the simulation is at
>hear more about the results of the discussion, please let me know.
> I have the discussions themselves on CD. If anyone would like to