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CHAT 1

CHAT 1

CHAT 2

CHAT 2

Web. CT Communication Hubs • What , why, and how? (Michael Coghlan) • Application

Web. CT Communication Hubs • What , why, and how? (Michael Coghlan) • Application 1 (Liz Roarty) • Application 2 - chat (Linley Joomjaroen) CHAT 3

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Web. CT - not just an online tool (and

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Web. CT - not just an online tool (and not everyone wants to go online) • great resource for f 2 f classes/workgroups • explosion across TAFE SA CHAT 4

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Web. CT was designed as an online course delivery

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Web. CT was designed as an online course delivery tool • early adopters designed and delivered content • how can you use this with f 2 f classes? • What if you just use a homepage – for storing resources/documents? – plus communication tools and links? CHAT 5

Web. CT Communication Hubs • And so the concept of hubs was born Uses:

Web. CT Communication Hubs • And so the concept of hubs was born Uses: • f 2 f delivery and distance delivery • professional development projects • workgroup communication across campuses CHAT 6

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Face to face teaching – discussion and chat –

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Face to face teaching – discussion and chat – class homepage – student pix and bios – a sense of place/a home on the Internet – links to resources CHAT 7

Hubs and Constructivism (on and off line) • Move away from bodies of content

Hubs and Constructivism (on and off line) • Move away from bodies of content – expensive and time consuming – the Net is already full of resources – why did we ever think we would do something that we would never do in traditional teaching? CHAT 8

Hubs and Constructivism • Whether f 2 f or online, hubs allow: – resource/document

Hubs and Constructivism • Whether f 2 f or online, hubs allow: – resource/document storage – appropriate links – communication tools for collaborative learning CHAT 9

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Induces reluctant teachers to use online tools • they

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Induces reluctant teachers to use online tools • they can slowly introduce online technology into their classrooms in manageable, achievable stages • backdoor induction to the online environment CHAT 10

HOW ARE HUBS BEING USED? • WORKGROUPS – professional development resources – meeting agendas/discussion

HOW ARE HUBS BEING USED? • WORKGROUPS – professional development resources – meeting agendas/discussion – diaries (who is where? ) using the calendar tool – document storage and sharing – communication across campuses (discussion, chat, email) CHAT 11

HOW ARE HUBS BEING USED? • ESL Talk (Liz Roarty) • the use of

HOW ARE HUBS BEING USED? • ESL Talk (Liz Roarty) • the use of a hub in a Distance Learning project (Linley Joomjaroen) CHAT 12

From isolation…. The Distance Learning Network CHAT 13

From isolation…. The Distance Learning Network CHAT 13

…to Virtual Community • The Future: – Online communication enables us to: • •

…to Virtual Community • The Future: – Online communication enables us to: • • collaborate on projects and developments be up-to-date act as leaders in our own teams support each other CHAT 14

From isolation…. The students The Distance experience CHAT 15

From isolation…. The students The Distance experience CHAT 15

CHAT • A Learning Tool – interpersonal engagement – learner type CHAT 16

CHAT • A Learning Tool – interpersonal engagement – learner type CHAT 16

DLTeacher: What’s your name? DLstudent: mieniemisniemesmem DLTeacher: What’s your first name? DLstudent: My nname

DLTeacher: What’s your name? DLstudent: mieniemisniemesmem DLTeacher: What’s your first name? DLstudent: My nname is naim DLTeacher: hello Naim! DLstudent: Helolinda DLTeacher: Hello Naim. My name is not Linda. My name is Linley. DLstudent: halloi lili havaryutudej yuu DLTeacher: Hello Naim, I’m fine thank you DLstudent: helloi lili havarju tudej ju hev gud daj tudaj uat a ju duin tomoro a yuhollidaj CHAT 17

CHAT • A Learning Tool – conversation and learning - a dynamic interplay CHAT

CHAT • A Learning Tool – conversation and learning - a dynamic interplay CHAT 18

 • • • • • DL teacher>>You ask. . . (How old are

• • • • • DL teacher>>You ask. . . (How old are your children? ) Student A>>How old are your children? DL teacher>>(good). . ask about my daughter Student A>>What? DL teacher>>ask about my daughter. . . how old. . . ? Student A>>I dont understand Student A>>How old are your daughter DL teacher>>yes good! DL teacher>>(How old is your daughter? ) DL teacher>>She is 10 years old. (Now ask about my son) Student A>>How old is your daughter? And How is yor son? DL teacher>>How old. . . ? Student A>>How old is your san? DL teacher>>son! DL teacher>>He is 7! Student A>>How old is your son? DL teacher>>(yes great!) Excuse my manners. . . How old are you? 19 CHAT

 • • • • • Student A>>OK!!!I, m 46 yers old DL teacher>>(because

• • • • • Student A>>OK!!!I, m 46 yers old DL teacher>>(because it is not polite to ask a lady's age) Student A>>I'm not problem my each DL teacher>>age Student A>>I'm not problem my age. DL teacher>>ask me! Student A>>My hair wait. DL teacher>>waiting - what's it waiting for? DL teacher>>Oh, you mean white! DL teacher>>So (for practice) How old are your cats? Student A>>I can't DL teacher>>Can't? what? DL teacher>>can't laugh? can't understand? DL teacher>>I don't know DL teacher>>How old are the cats? Student A>>I don't know how old are my cats. DL teacher>>(good english!) CHAT 20

CHAT • A Learning Tool – an “oral” genre CHAT 21

CHAT • A Learning Tool – an “oral” genre CHAT 21

 • DL teacher>>believe me, G, they grow up very quickly! • Student G>>I

• DL teacher>>believe me, G, they grow up very quickly! • Student G>>I agree, Linley. Time is frying!! • DL teacher>>frying? • Student G>>Sorry, flying! • DL teacher>>LOL! CHAT 22

CHAT • A Tool for Developing Relationships – Power – Identity - fantasy and

CHAT • A Tool for Developing Relationships – Power – Identity - fantasy and reality CHAT 23

 • DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real

• DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real woman! (or just a computer!) CHAT 24

 • DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real

• DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real woman! (or just a computer!) • M>>the firs one is son, second is girl. she is 13, third girl she is 12. … • A>>I'm real woman. CHAT 25

 • DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real

• DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real woman! (or just a computer!) • M>>the firs one is son, second is girl. she is 13, third girl she is 12. … • A>>I'm real woman. • M>>fourth is boy he is 11, fifth is a boy he is 10… • M>>sixth they are twins 7. … • M>>so I'm very busy • A>>Very good, big family, 7 children… CHAT 26

 • DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real

• DL teacher>>Student A, guest just asked me if you were a real woman! (or just a computer!) • M>>the firs one is son, second is girl. she is 13, third girl she is 12. … • A>>I'm real woman. • M>>fourth is boy he is 11, fifth is a boy he is 10… • M>>sixth they are twins 7. … • M>>so I'm very busy • A>>Very good, big family, 7 children… • A>>I think M , you are real woman. CHAT 27

CHAT Not just a light conversation but a very powerful and exciting learning tool.

CHAT Not just a light conversation but a very powerful and exciting learning tool. CHAT 28

WHERE TO NOW? • decentralisation to the local campus/workgroup • a hub for each

WHERE TO NOW? • decentralisation to the local campus/workgroup • a hub for each workgroup? • a hub for each teacher? • who creates them? • should it be admin staff? • templates for ease of use and consistent look? CHAT 29

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Online Professional Development for staff CHAT 30

Web. CT Communication Hubs • Online Professional Development for staff CHAT 30

THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS? CHAT 31

THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS? CHAT 31