BECOMING A WEBHEAD
January 26 - March 6
Getting Started in our Session
Welcome to our TESOL EVOnline session "Becoming a Webhead: A hands-on workshop on how to use Web communication tools for language teaching and learning".
In order to enroll in our session, you first need to join our Yahoo Group where all the interaction through e-mail and file sharing will take place. To do so follow the instructions in this page: http://www.oocities.org/bawebhead/enrollingyg.html
Once you are registered in the group, you will receive a message with the instructions for the tasks to be completed for week 1, which are mainly devoted to getting to know all the participants. These instructions can also be accessed from our session web page: http://www.oocities.org/bawebhead/index.html or directly at this page: http://www.oocities.org/bawebhead/week1.html .
There are two main communication modes throughout this workshop:
the asynchronous mode (e-mail). Our communication center is our Yahoo Group (YG) that makes it possible to be in permanent contact with all members through its email feature (distribution list).
the synchronous mode (chat). Our group chats will take place at a fixed date, time and place -Yahoo Messenger, Tapped In, Alado, or vClass (Elluminate). They will be announced well in advance.
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is the standard time we have adopted, so please refer to The World Clock site (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html) to situate yourself in your time for each synchronous event.
As we are an international group
with very different and distant time zones, the time may not always be the most
suitable for everyone. We know from experience that consensus is difficult to
achieve. However, if you are unable to join our chat events, a transcript/log of
the chat will always be uploaded to our Files section (YG) for you to read!
We will have guest speakers each week to chat with you about the topic of the week. We hope you will take part in these sessions, hear what they have to say and interact with them. To find out about our speakers and sessions, go to the "Chat Sessions" page.
Url's for our communication during the session:
|Our Yahoo Group||http://groups.yahoo.com/group/becomingwebhead||e-mail list and file sharing|
|Yahoo Messenger||http://messenger.yahoo.com/||Text-voice chat. Webcaming. File sharing. Download from here|
|Tapped In||http://www.tappedin.org/new||Sunday text chat at Noon GMT|
|Alado||http://www.alado.net/webheads||Text and voice chat room. Virtual classroom.|
|Learning Times||http://www.learningtimes.org||Virtual Community with different web tools for communication.|
|Wimba||http://cobalt.wimba.com/voicedirect/jsp/manager/voicedirect/index.jsp?room=1040||Voice and text chat room.|
|MSN Messenger||http://messenger.msn.com/||Text-voice chat. Webcaming. File sharing.. Download from here.|
Two other important links for document handling:
|Acrobat Reader||http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html||To dowload PDF files|
|Winzip||http://www.winzip.com/ddchomea.htm||To compress and decompress docs.|
Page created on October 7, 2003
Updated on October 16, 2003.