Sunday, October 25, 2015

HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: Presenters of Moodle MOOC 7

HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: Presenters of Moodle MOOC 7: Moodle MOOC 7 (MM7) is scheduled to take place from November 1 - 30,  2015 on Moodle for Teachers . Organized by Dr. Nellie Deutsch Dr. ...

Presenters of Moodle MOOC 7

Moodle MOOC 7 (MM7) is scheduled to take place from November 1 - 30,  2015 on Moodle for Teachers.
Organized by Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is an education technology advisor, English faculty member  in blended learning and fully online programs at a university and faculty on leadership fully online in the transpersonal graduate program at Atlantic University. She’s on the IATEFL YLTSIG, EDMedia executive, WAOE, TESOL CALL-IS, HEIS and SSIS committees. Nellie has been teaching English in high school and at the college level for over 35 years and integrating technology since 1992. She organizes free online programs for educators on how to manage and teach with Moodle and integrate technology into face-to-face, blended, and fully online courses online MOOCs, online conferences (Connecting Online and Moodle MOOTs), and other online events such as Fall and Spring Blog Festivals. She is passionate about using technologies such as Moodle, WizIQ, Movenote, PresentMe, Slidespeech, Screencast-o-matic, and google drive to promote active learning and teaching as a way to learn.

The purpose of the MOOC is to connect for instruction and learning, reflective practice, social and collaborative learning, cultural exchange and peace, personal and professional development, community building, best practices and challenges involved in teaching with technology, student engagement with the content, peers, and the facilitator, and learning to teach online with Moodle course and learning management system.

MM7 includes webinars and Moodle training. The presenters of the webinars will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching with technology, education technology, professional development, and topics that pertain to teaching and learning online and/or on mobile devices/smartphones.

The Moodle training will take place on Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website and will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions. Participants, who wish to receive a certificate of participation, will be required to document their learning experiences by keeping a blog, wiki, website, or any other artifact that will include a description and reflection of the live sessions and/or recordings.

The Moodle training will include Moodle, Google Drive Docs, blogs, Google Apps, Mobile Devices, Virtual Classes, and other online learning environments for face-to-face, blended, and fully online learning. In addition, participants will learn to use Movenote, Screencast-o-matic, PresentMe, SlideSpeech, Plotagon, Smore, Quizlet, Slideshare, Evernote, Movenote, WizIQ, and other technologies for effective and engaging student-based activities. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

Course Highlights

  • Moodle 2.9 Theories and Practice Training
  • Active Learning: Teaching as a Way to Learn
  • Learning & Teaching Online: Creating Engaging Activities
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning and Teaching in a Live Online Class
  • Blended Learning
  • Flipped Learning
  • Fully online learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • APPs for Learning

Moodle for Teachers

Moodle MOOC 7 Moodle for Teachers training course on how to use Moodle 2.9 for instruction is an asynchronous component of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Moodle for teachers and anyone interested in teaching online using Moodle, WizIQ, and other web technologies. The course will take place in the month of November 2015. The MOOC is in the spirit of open education and is completely free.

Friday, October 23, 2015

HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: Competence in Communication

HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: Competence in Communication: The presentation is about how to communicate efficiently and the ways of improving communication skills. My online activity inspired me t...

Competence in Communication



The presentation is about how to communicate efficiently and the ways of improving communication skills.
My online activity inspired me to get reverting to my earlier research about effective communication.
From my view, connecting with the use of the Internet seems to be creating new questions about the way people communicate.
I am working to present a theoretical backdrop to the principles of the process of communication, as well as communications skills models.
My approach is based on the well-known model of the functions of language introduced by Roman Jakobson. Although it is recognizable that Jakobson’s theory can be challenged on numerous grounds from a theoretical perspective, I have always been linked with his theoretical explanation of the purposes of linguistic communication.
“Jakobson and Halle’s initial statement of the principles of linguistic organization should be made available to all future generations of linguists. It builds a solid foundation for Saussurean thinking about linguisic oppositions and establishes distinctive feature theory as the basis of their formal treatment.”
Prof. Dr. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics
Along with Roman Jakobson’s functions of the language model, we can formulate some basic queries.
• What is Communication?
• The Categories of Communication.
• The Communication Process.
• Communication Channels.
• Principles of Communication.
• Interpersonal Communication Skills.
• What is an online communication?
• The Benefits of Blogging.
 

Friday, October 16, 2015

“What is the most important thing to achieve English fluency?”

http://fluencymc.com/speak-fluent-english/

 

http://fluencymc.com/speak-fluent-english/


Jason R. Levine

What does it take to become fluent?

The Internet is teeming with suggestions, instructions, and procedures for how to speak fluent English. It’s overwhelming for learners and teachers to try to make sense of it all.
It’s especially difficult to know if the source of information is a person you can trust, someone with extensive knowledge and experience in English language teaching.
To cut through the noise, I asked a number of the world’s leading language learning experts for their opinions. These are people I have been following, collaborating with, and learning from over the course of my 15-year career.
34 of them were kind enough to help me. I asked them to answer the following question in 140 or fewer characters.
“What is the most important thing to achieve English fluency?”
My objectives were (1) to provide direct advice from a diverse group of specialists in the field and (2) to create a short list of recommendations based on the responses I received.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: You've Got A Friend by James Taylor [Carole King]

HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: You've Got A Friend by James Taylor [Carole King]: "You've Got A Friend" When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand and nothing, whoa, nothing is going r...

You've Got A Friend by James Taylor [Carole King]

"You've Got A Friend"

When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there.

Hey, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend? People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you and desert you. Well, they'll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don't you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend. You've got a friend.
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend. Ain't it good to know you've got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you've got a friend.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Future of Education the Second Part

 The Future of Education
My Hopes for the Future Education
"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." - G.K. Chesterton
My hope is that teachers will make learning personalized rather than standardized for everyone.
My hope allows to improve students’ creativity and teachers increase that natural curiosity with learners. Curiosity is the basis of innovation. Curiosity will power our world to progress.
My hope is that you charge the power of technology in thoughtful and incredible ways. Applied science can connect everyone, everywhere, at whatever time. We should use it to our advantage.
I hope for everyone to be able to discover the things you are passionate about.
I also hope that you have remarkable, encouraging educators and mentors who try groundbreaking and wild teaching techniques to help you grow as a learner.
My hope is you are ready for the challenges as well as the failure.
Making mistakes is a way to learn. It’s not about the disaster; it’s how you respond to the failure.
And finally my hope is that your school is different from most of the current transactional learning models, where the students are consumers of education.
Lastly, I hope for people to be just educational learners fitted in transformational learning approach with opportunity for active, creative and profound personal development. Education can take place anywhere and at anytime. It is not only about reading, writing, and learning mathematical practices.
Knowledge is wide-ranging. It’s breathing. Learning is the future.
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
― Robert Frost
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