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E-LEARNING

LEADERS ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTRE

Corrientes - Argentina
Emerging
technologies

Web 2.0
Web 2.0
 Content created by users

 Rich media
content

 Complex social networks


- Web 2.0 tools -
Applications in ELT
 BLOGS  IMAGE/VIDEO
SHARING
 WIKIS
 VIDEO
CONFERENCING
 PODCASTS
Possible applications
in ELT
 VIRTUAL  OTHER
WORLDS INTERNET
RESOURCES
 VIRTUAL
CLASSROOMS
BLOGS

• A blog (weblog) is a kind of


website where users post texts,
photos, videos, audio files. Other
users can add comments to these
postings.
BLOGS
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Post photos, text or videos and
assign a task (e.g.: giving opinion)
• Promote discussion with classmates
and students from other countries.
• Include useful links for extra practice.
• Publish students’ work (digital
portfolio)
BLOGS

www.blogger.com
www.wordpres,org
www.typepad.com
WIKIS
• Website
• Users can easily add, remove, or
edit content (eg.: Wikipedia)
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Collaborative writing & projects
• Class materials and assignments
• Useful links for additional practice
• Students’ photos/videos and
personal comments
WIKIS
www.wikispaces.com
www.elearningleaders.wikispaces.com

www.pbwiki.com

www.wetpaint.com

www.mediawiki.com
PODCAST
S
• Personal On Demand broadcasting
• Audio or video files that can be
downloaded from the Internet.
• Each podcast has a common topic.
• Users should subscribe to the
website to get regular podcasts.
PODCAST
S
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Development of oral skills
• Listening practice: authentic
material and a variety of accents
• Students can download Podcasts
to a portable media player.
• Teachers and students can create
their own Podcasts.
PODCAST
S
www.iTunes.com
www.englishcaster.com
www.eslpod.com
www.breakingnewsenglish.com
www.englishthroughstories.com
IMAGE/VIDEO SHARING
• Tools that allow for the sharing of
image and video files.
• Voice and written commentary can
be added.

APPLICATION IN ELT
• Photos and video can be uploaded.
• Discussion and analysis of photos
and videos.
IMAGE/VIDEO
SHARING
www.flickr.com
http://voicethread.com
www.voxopop.com
http://picasa.google.com
www.youtube.com
VIDEO CONFERENCING
• Applications which allow students
from around the world to engage in
synchronous conferencing through
chatting, voice and video.
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Communication with speakers from

all over the world


• Online collaborative work
VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
• Applications which allow students
from around the world to engage in
synchronous conferencing through
chatting, voice and video.
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Communication with speakers from

all over the world


• Online collaborative work
VIRTUAL WORLDS
• Online areas where students can
interact with each other with
avatars.

• Avatar: a picture of a person or


animal that represents you in chat
rooms or Internet games.
VIRTUAL WORLDS
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Fun, highly motivating places for
interaction and collaboration

• Development of social and oral


skills as well as writing/reading
skills
VIRTUAL WORLDS

www.whyville.net
www.hangout.net
www.secondlife.com
VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
• Platforms and applications that
allow teachers and students to
connect and meet for online
interactive classes.
APPLICATION IN ELT
• Online lessons from home
• Discussion topics, homework,
resources.
• Quizzes for test review.
VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
www.wiziq.com
VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
Moodle is an open source
course management system
that allows educators to create
online courses, which students
can access as a virtual
classroom.
It is used by thousands of
educational institutions around
the world.
VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
www.moodle.org
OTHER RESOURCES
 WEBQUEST
 An inquiry-oriented activity in which
some or all the information students
interact with comes from resources on
the internet.

www.webquest.org
http://questgarden.com/52/36/4/0706122014
OTHER RESOURCES
 ONLINE LANGUAGE GAMES
AND
EXERCISES
 VIDEO AND FILM TRAILERS
 E-BOOKS / AUDIOBOOKS
 SOFTWARE: PowerPoint
E-LEARNING
 Real communication
 Opening the
classroom
to the wider world
 MOTIVATION