It is my first week on "Webskills" online course at University of Oregon.
I can summarize what i have learn this week by the following list:
- Learning about the course outline and how to get start on the course by reading the course description and other details on the course web site: Webskills UO.
Learning about Nicnet.org and
register on it.
- Nicenet.org is providing a web-based classroom environment where teachers can create courses and start sharing information , discussion and Ideas with there student.
- web-based classroom environment systems also called LMS ( Learning Management Systems) and there is alot of them in the market where some are free like ( Moodle ) and some of them are not free like ( WebCT ) from Blackboard Inc.
- BrandonHall Group is a great company which establish evaluation reports about LMS and other subject that related to e Learning systems.
- Learning about wiki and experience the use of them by joining the wiki site created by Ms Janine [https://sites.google.com/site/webskillswikiwinter2012janine]
- On the course wiki i learned about Using Google Maps for Classroom Projects and its a useful tools for teaching students specially when it come to encourage them to talk about there places and also talking about other places on the earth.
- To know more about what is wiki and what web technology used for it you can access this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
- Creating wiki is also an experience that i learn on this week and i found it easy for every one where it is only just required Google account and following the instruction on this site: https://sites.google.com
- Creating Blogs
- From my opinion its the most interested thing on the first week of the course and you are reading my reflection blog which I create it to be my weekly reporting journal.
- Creating the blog is very easy process and every one with Google account can create a blog by following the very user friendly web site: www.blogger.com
- Also I have read the article [ http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/blogging-elt ] and
I learn a great tips on how to integrate the use of blog in teaching
English class like:
- Mystery guest.
- Project work.
- International link-ups.
- Ground Rules for Discussions