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Me on the snow
by Olga Zinovieva - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:30 AM
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Course design
by Olga Zinovieva - Sunday, 14 January 2018, 9:36 PM

To design an effective course, you need to:

https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/

As for my view, I think I should make sure my course design is

  • easy and comfortable to use
  • apeealing and beautiful 
  • instant support is available
  • all the steps (goals, timetable, progress stages, results...)are accurately specified and understandable to users
  • motivating and self-assuring
  • authentic 
  • efficient
  • competetive
  • unique 

 

 
Me on the snow
by Olga Zinovieva - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:26 AM
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Re: My attitude to student engagement
by Agnieszka Bartel - Sunday, 14 January 2018, 4:26 PM

In Poland there is a lot of children and teenagers that hate school! I think it is because our educational program is full of useless things, theory and not important data. They are really tired and they have a lot of homework! After “normal” school they have to go to many additional lessons (sport, music, languages) and they don’t see the pleasure in learning. I think that is really sad. The main reason for that is often not the need to assure better education for children but parents want to have free hours for themselves.

 
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by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:14 PM
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My Big Blue Button Tutorial
by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:20 AM

Hello everyone.

I played with Big Blue Button this evening and I created this tutorial to document the process: 

I was hoping you might find it useful.

And here is the (extremely short) recording of the actual "session". I think Big Blue Button is relatively user-friendly. 

 

 
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by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 3:21 PM
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A Few Things about Me
by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:19 PM

 

 

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by Grace Otilia Schiro - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:27 AM
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Effective Course Design
by Zahra Shafiee - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 12:10 AM

Hi Everyone,

Course design is a process that always should consider the needs of the learners both at the beginning of the course (their entry level) and at the end of the course (course objectives). The content of the course including instructional strategies, the materials, assessment, and mode of delivery should follow the needs I mentioned. Some instructional models can be applied to help plan, implement, and evaluate the course.

According to DePaul University website, this is a cyclical process for which, from among many models, we can use ADDIE model that includes:

A: Analyze Learners: Who they are, what they already know, and what they need to know at the end.

D: Design instruction: Identifying the course goals, learning objectives, assessments and activities that help to reach to these objectives.

D: Develop learning materials and activities: These include books, supplementary, rubrics, etc.

I: Implement instruction: teach the course

E: Evaluate: Evaluating learners' achieving their goals as well as evaluating the course and revising it.

https://resources.depaul.edu/teaching-commons/teaching-guides/course-design/pages/principles-of-course-design.aspx

 

There are also other models but I think this one is useful as well.

 

 

 

 
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by Dr. Nellie Deutsch - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 9:07 AM
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PyeongChang Winter Olympics
by Alan Simpson - Sunday, 21 January 2018, 1:00 AM

 Here's the video:

The XIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from 9 to 25 February 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. PyeongChang was selected as the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games after receiving a majority vote at the 123rd IOC Session held on 6 July 2011 after three consecutive bids. The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Korea for the first time in 30 years after the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988. PyeongChang will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most snow sports. Alpine speed events will take place in Jeongseon, and all ice sports will be competed in the coastal city of Gangneung.

 

 

Korea Olympics News Analysis

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2018/01/702_242783.html

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/19/asia-pacific/moons-approval-rating-drops-amid-olympics-furor-north-korea-agreement/#.WmNPPzeYO00

Short self video to students

 

 
Don't worry, be happy
by Anna Loddo - Sunday, 28 January 2018, 5:55 AM
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Re: Playing with PoodLL
by Anna Loddo - Saturday, 27 January 2018, 5:11 PM

Hi Natasa! Good job! I also had many problems, but now I realized my first video using PoodLL on the Moodle.

Have a nice day!

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Don't worry, be happy
by Anna Loddo - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 2:48 PM
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Students' engagement
by Anna Loddo - Monday, 22 January 2018, 9:31 PM

I hope that my students are always engaged, but sometimes it's a hard work. When students are engaged, they work hard, they listen to me and answer all the questions, they enjoy the lesson and learn the topics.During clil lessons most of the students are engaged. I hope to see that my studentst can easily work in groups.

 
Don't worry, be happy
by Anna Loddo - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 2:47 PM
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Authentic and active learning.
by Anna Loddo - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 3:53 PM

In my opinion authentic learning refers to lessons in which the teacher selects authentic material and speaks about everyday's activities using the proper vocabulary, without pointing out grammar rules and paying attention to fluency rather than accuracy. In this waythe students also learn actively, they are engaged and very interested in the lesson. 

I'll look on the Internet for academic sources.smile

 
Don't worry, be happy
by Anna Loddo - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 9:46 AM
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Students' engagement
by Anna Loddo - Monday, 22 January 2018, 9:31 PM

I hope that my students are always engaged, but sometimes it's a hard work. When students are engaged, they work hard, they listen to me and answer all the questions, they enjoy the lesson and learn the topics.During clil lessons most of the students are engaged. I hope to see that my studentst can easily work in groups.