Gotoknow Presentation in New Zealand
ท่านอาจารย์ John Eyles ได้ให้ผู้เขียนนำเสนอและแลกเปลี่ยนการเรียนการสอนภาษาอังกฤษทางไกลใน Symposium ของประเทศ New Zealand โดยผู้เขียนได้นำเสนอ Gotoknow มีผู้นำเสนอจากหลายประเทศ เช่น New Zealand, Thailand, America, Japan, UK and elsewhere. ผู้นำเสนอมีดังนี้
is an ESL teacher in Manchester UK, working with new migrants. He discusses the use of the internet in the classroom, interactive whiteboards and teacher training issues via a short MP3 interview. He will also be moderating some discussion forums on the 24th.
Prof. Ali Campbell is from Tokyo University of Technology, Japan. He gives a presentation on 'Integrating record-it-yourself .mp3 files into speaking or writing courses'. His presentation is available here. http://www.teu.ac.jp/media/~campbell/confs/2006Granada/index.htm
He will be hosting a discussion forum and answering questions on his presentation.
Michael Coghlan, is from Australia and works as an online facilitator for TAFE in South Australia and the elearning Networks of Australian Flexible Learning Framework. He has been an English teacher for many years and will give a live presentation on how Elluminate can be used for teaching. (www.elluminate.com) (http://users.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/)
Khajit Foythong, is a PhD. scholarship student from Kasetsart University, Kamphangsaen Campus, Thailand currently studying for his Ph.D at Suranaree University of Technology. He has taught English in secondary school for more than 10 years and is a member of GoToKnow.org a Thai Government Knowledge Management Initiative. Khajit will share his thoughts on the use of ICT to teach English in Thailand.His website is http://gotoknow.org/blog/yahoo . His project work in English is http://gotoknow.org/blog/yahoo/16301
, is from the US where she works for Microsoft Games Research Lab in Redmond, USA. She discusses online massively multiplayer gaming via a short MP3 interview. She is also a PhD candidate doing research into social gaming. Her bio is here http://lisa.socialstudygames.com/bio.htm And her website is http://lisa.socialstudygames.com
Graham Harper, is a Canadian now living along the Mekong River in Thailand. He has been a teacher for more than 15 years and is a founding member of the EON Foundation. Through a short MP3 interview, Graham talks about the Living Classroom initiative and the potential for a learning game in the six countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion. He will take part in a discussion forum on the subject with John Eyles.
Don Hinkelman is teaching intercultural communication and foreign languages at Sapporo Gakuin University in Japan. He has chaired conferences on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and moderates the Moodle for Language Teaching Community. Currently, he is working with student teams and programmers to develop open source modules on project-based learning, and the Moodle for Mobile Phones suite of tools. His current research at the University of Melbourne uses actor-network theory to analyze blended language learning environments.
Dr Nina Koptyug, is a High School teacher in Siberia, Russia. She has been a strong advocate for internet in education since 1997 when George Soros came to her school and donated an internet connection. Since then she has been a key member of IEARN ( www.iearn.org).This month it has been announced that she has been given the Russian President's award for best teacher. She shares her thoughts via a short MP3 interview on the impact technology has had on her teaching and students along with her hopes for the future.
Dr Nagarajan, is from India where he was a Moodle partner for three years. He and his partner from the USA, Mr.Gene Zerna (author of the video series, "Master Spoken English -- Feeling Phonics"), will demonstrate their spoken English course using prerecorded video coaching, augmented with live e-tutoring via webcam. Symposium participants are also free to email [email protected] to set up an appointment for a webcam and video demo delivered over Sightspeed (go to Sightspeed.com for free software). They will organize a demo of their online interaction tool SPARK; The demo room is available at http://www.radiusconsultancy.com For entering into the online interactive space please click the SPARK logo on the home page and you will be at the particiants' page. At this time, five users can be accommodated and the username and password will be radius1 to radius5 for the five users respectively. At an appointed time ( 2pm in NZ, 7:30am India, 11am Korea and Japan, 10am Shanghai or Hong Kong, 10PM EST USA a presenter will be offering a demo highlighting the features including the current project with English Town. They will also host a discussion forum.
Heather Oxley, is from the UK and currently teaching in Egypt. She has been involved in EFL for over 20 years. She is an editor of www.go4english.com a British Council web initiative supporting English teachers in the Middle East. She discusses some of the strategies, benefits and limitations of online education in Egypt and the use of www.go4english.com via a short MP3 interview.
Zen Player, is from Australia. He will discusses reward driven learning games and the inclusion of corporate sponsorship into education through a short MP3 interview. Zen and his business partners Michael MacKay and others in the US will also take part in a live Skypecast on the 24th at 4pm (16.00) New Zealand time to discuss the enormous potential that currently exists to develop a massively multiplayer online game that rewards users and helps them learn English and other subjects. He will also host a discussion forum that include SAVANT a peer to peer learning environment focusing on media literacy.
Dr Howard Scott, is currently undertaking research in China. He discusses through a short MP3 interview the importance of securing access to clean water and the use of images in computer mediated project based learning that can assist in achieving this.
Brent Simpson, is from Auckland, New Zealand and a lead developer of the eXe project. The eXe project is developing a freely available authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. http://exelearning.org/
He will be hosting a discussion forum with some of his colleagues.
William Sonnenschien, lectures at Haas School of Business, University of Berkley, California. He talks about issues of diversity in online global groups through a short MP3 recording. He will lead an online discussion forum.
Tim Smallman, is an Entrepreneur from New Zealand. Tim and his colleagues from the USA will be demonstrating how the audio and video products from www.Helloworld.com/commutech can be used in the classroom. The presentation will be live and then recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend the live session.
Tarathip Tanakachane, is a graduate from Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand. He runs a private language school using Moodle. He discusses the pros and cons of technology and language learning in Thailand.
Dr Siriluck Usaha, is Chair of the English Department, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand. She talks about the challenges of integrating technology into the classroom for undergraduate students as well as the increasing demand at Master and PhD level for research into English language learning and ICT at her university.
Merin Waite, is a language consultant and teacher trainer for the British Council in Bangkok. He has been involved in teaching and training for over 15 years. Merin shares his experience of using the British Council’s Global Village online network. He will also lead an online discussion on the pros and cons of the interactive whiteboard with Simon Bailey from the UK
Bill White, is currently teaching in Japan. Bill will be opening his test server so that participants can play with a new application he has been developing called MoodleSpeex. Bill will also be assisting in the ‘Newbies’ forums.
Dr Paul Wickens, is from Oxford Brookes University. He discusses the pros and cons of running a TESOL masters programme online.
He will be hosting a discussion forum in particluar looking at issues of parity of access to reading resources and the limitations of the online environment.
Presenters from the Future of Learning in a Networked World open forum will also join the Symposium from New Zealand on the 24th. They include:
Barbara Dieu - Brazil. Bee is an EFL teacher and coordinator of the foreign language department at the Franco-Brazilian School in Sao Paulo. Her most recent collaboration is Dekita.org
Steve Downes - Canada. Steve is best known for his daily research newsletter, OLDaily (short for Online Learning Daily) which reaches thousands of readers across Canada and around the world.
Konrad Glogowski - Canada. PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His thesis focuses on the use of blogging communities in education. His blog, Blog of Proximal Development, vocalizes his thoughts on this subject and comments on the impact that blogging and blogging communities are having in education.
Teemu Leinonen - Finland. Teemu Leinonen holds over a decade of experience in the field of research and development of web-based learning. His areas of interest and expertise covers design for learning, computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), online cooperation, learning software design, educational planning and educational politics. Since 1998 Teemu has led Learning Environments research group of the Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki. The research group has coordinated research and development projects, funded by The European Commission in the Information Society Technologies (IST) framework, the National Technology Agency of Finland (TEKES), the Nordic Council of Ministers and the UNESCO. Selected projects: MobilED audio wiki; LeMill - Do it yourself learning resource repository; Fle3 Lerning environment for collaborative knowledge building and jamming; UNESCO YDC - Young Dgital Creators Educators' KIT.
Stewart Cheifet - USA. Stewart Cheifet is the Director of Collections for the Internet Archive, based in San Francisco. In this capacity he is responsible for all movies, videos, television programs, music, lectures, radio programs, educational courseware, and software collections. The Internet Archive is working to prevent the Internet — a new medium with major historical significance — and other "born-digital" materials from disappearing into the past. Collaborating with institutions including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, we are working to preserve a record for generations to come.
Steven Parker - Australia. Steven Parker works for the Teaching and Learning Resource Unit at the Wollongong Campus of TAFE NSW, Australia. He is an Irish/Australian passionate about network learning, web2.0 and working with and fostering the creativity of students to create and share their own resources, achieve their learning outcomes and form their own personal learning networks. He is currently helping to build online communities and networks of teachers and learners from various trades and occupations. Steven has so far built a Tourism and Hospitality Education Network which supports teachers and trainers in that field to learn and employ Web2.0 technologies in their practice.
Leigh Blackall - New Zealand. Leigh Blackall works for the Otago Polytechnic in Educational Development. He has helped organise this conference and will be tagging, blogging and podcasting along to make sure everyone stays rowdy and stirs up trouble. Leigh is known in the group for his blog Teach and Learn Online and his work developing various resources to help people understand and use more of the socially networked Internet. An advocate for networked learning, holistic learning, life based learning and deschooling, leigh looks to ways of incorporating more of life's everyday experiences into educational practices - or is it the other way round?
Rose G - Australia. Rose has broad experience in the areas of professional development and flexible learning including stints as training manager at OTEN, project officer with Learnscope and project manager of the Australian Flexible Learning Community. She is currently consulting as a learning and development specialist to the University of Ballarat and has been an enthusiastic member of TALO eGroup since its inception.
Jo Kay - Australia. Jo works in Educational Technology, providing technical support, professional development and elearning resource development services at the Teaching and Learning Resource Unit, TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. Her interests include network learning, online education, web culture, digital arts, identity and performance arts. Jo's current research focus is on Web 2.0, Mobile Learning and Virtual worlds and the possibilities these new technologies offer to us all. Check out Jo's blog or virtual worlds explorations for more info on her work.
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