Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Task 1.2.3 Embedding media

Notes on Videos (Tasks 1.2.1 and 1.2.2)

Assessed DB thread “So what does it all mean?”

· This means that the reality we faced when we were at school and university differs a lot from the one our students are facing now and also differs from the one they will face in the future.

· It means that we teachers have to be prepared to face all the challenges of modern society so as to be able to help our students to get ready to face their future.

· It means that technology is changing so rapidly that if we close our eyes and sit down to take a break, when we open them, we will be already behind.

· It means that the better we are prepared the more successful our students will be.

· This means that we have to educate our students to become long life learners.

My expectations

According to the subject's name, I infer that NLE is related to taking advantage of technology to optimize our teaching practices so as to facilitate the learning processes of our students. Therefore, I expect to get acquainted with new technological resources to provide my students with tools that enable them to better face the demands of the current society.

Will ENL enable us to design our own technological tools?

How will the course help us change our traditional teaching practices?

How will NLE help our students shift their roles towards more autonomous learners?