Monday, 17 October 2005

Recent Posts in my other blogs

Here are some of the recent posts I made in my other blogs:

Conversation With My Evil Twin

English Language Test for New Australian Citizen
the choice of language is political and economical. Once upon a time, England has been strong and have colonies all over the world. Now, US is economical strong and they speak a dialect of English. But if we are talking about change, we should look into the future and find out what would be good for our citizens or countries in the future
The problem is in the assumptions of the debate question. I am afraid it will give the wrong impression of Australia going back to a "white policy", and that English-speaking people has a supremacy over non-English speaking people. The world is now about multi-culture and cultural diversity. I suggest Australian should keep it that way.

Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Activities

Spontaneous Groups
That got me thinking. Should we assist the students to organise their groupings (and that in a way will interfere with natural process)? or should we just leave it for them to occur naturally?
I find this quite similar to the discussions of "formalizing informal learning". Once you formalise the informal learning, is it still informal learning? How would this process interfere with the original informal learning's effectiveness?

Collaborative writing tool - writely, writeboard, wiki
With both writeboard and writely free (at least for the time being), teachers can get their student so write collaboratively. Hey, remember to give them more time because collaboration takes more time, but definitely will improve the quality of the work. This is also an experience students will need as they enter the work place in the future.

Real time collaborative notes taking

If you have Internet connection in your lecture room, your students can take notes collaboratively. :-)

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