ELT184 – Computer Skills II – Syllabus

Dr. Ufuk Balaman

ubalaman@gmail.com

 

 

Week Date Topic & Content
1  

xx

Review of the First Semester

 

Introduction to the Syllabus

2 xx Online Literacy

 

How to Google

 

Hacettepe Web Services

 

3 xx HTML: Web 1.0

 

Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

Blogging

–               www.wordpress.org

–               https://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1

–               http://edublogs.org/

 

Web 3.0?

 

How to start your own blog

Task 1

4 xx Wikis

–               www.wikipedia.org

–               http://www.pbworks.com/

 

Learning Management Systems

–               https://moodle.org/

–               http://www.blackboard.com/

 

Electronic portfolios; using blogs, wikis, and LMSs as e-portfolios

5 xx  

Social Networking

–               Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIN

–               Facebook for Foreign Language Learning

 

Tandem Learning and Telecollaboration

–               http://livemocha.com/

–               http://www.mangolanguages.com/

6 xx  

Online Materials Development

 

–               Interactive white boards

https://www.scribblar.com/

 

–               Casting types

(Screencasting, broadcasting, podcasting)

–               Youtube, Netflix, Subtitles

 

–               Corpus

 

–               Google Ngram

 

–               Quizlet:  http://quizlet.com/

–               Quizinator:            http://www.quizinator.com/

–               Hot Potatoes:         https://hotpot.uvic.ca/

 

Task 2

7 xx 3D Virtual Worlds

 

–               Second Life:           http://secondlife.com/

–               Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs)

–               Florida Virtual School: http://www.flvs.net/ccar/conspiracy-code.html

–               Virtual Reality (Oculus)

http://heavy.com/tech/2015/07/best-vr-virtual-reality-headset-glasses-goggles-oculus-rift-specs-review/

 

Task 3 & 4

 

8

 

xx

 

 

Computer-mediated communication
–               Skype Education – https://education.skype.com/

–               Google Hangouts – https://plus.google.com/hangouts

 

CMC and Telecollaboration

 

Theoretical foundations of computer use in language education (establishing links to Instructional Technology and Material Design in the 6th semester)

 

–               CMC (computer-mediated communication)

–               CALL (Computer-assisted language learning)

–               CSCL (Computer-supported collaborative learning)

–               Distance Education

–               Mobile Learning

–               MALL (mobile-assisted language learning)

–               Technology-mediated task based language learning

 

 

Journals:

CALL – Taylor and Francis

RECALL – Cambridge

System – Elsevier

CALICO – Equinox

 

 

9 xx Mobile Learning

Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)

–               Mobile applications (Introduce one app in class)

 

–               Fatih Project

 

–               Hype, hope, disappointment:

Gouseti, A. (2010). Web 2.0 and education: not just another case of hype, hope and disappointment?. Learning, Media and Technology35(3), 351-356

 

10 xx  

Combining all: Examples of distance education

 

–               Open University U. K. – http://www.open.ac.uk/

–               Open Faculty T. R. – http://aof.anadolu.edu.tr/

–               Florida Virtual School U. S. – http://www.flvs.net/

–               Coursera – https://www.coursera.org/

 

Combine it all please! How do you combine the tools to get the best out of all? Or do you imagine any further technologies that would have a huge impact on language learning?

 

Concluding remarks

 

Final Assignment

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Start a blog 10 points
Share a test on your blog 5 points
Share tools on your blog 15 points
Introduce a mobile application 30 points
Introduce a tool 25 points
Leave comments 15 points
Total 100 points

 

Task 1 (Deadline: xx):

  • Start your own blog on one of the services discussed in class. Post a HELLO WORLD entry. Send the link via an e-mail: 15 points.

 

Task 2 (Deadline: xx):

  • Share a short open-access test on your blog. You can find it on one of the materials development website in the list. Send the blog link via an e-mail: 5 points.

 

Task 3: (Deadline: xx):

  • Share three web 2.0 tools that you liked most in the class and introduce them in your blog with a couple of sentences (your own sentences) for each tool with the reasons why you liked them: 15 points.

 

Task 4:

Part 1:   Find a mobile application (iOS, Android, Windows) that people use to practice foreign languages and introduce it in your blog with a couple of sentences (your own sentences) for each tool with the reasons why you think it would help language learning: (Deadline: xx)

Part 2: Introduce the app in class 4 minutes and we will vote the best app altogether. The presenters of top five apps will get 5 points bonus. (xx)

Total: 30 points.

 

 

Final Assignment:

 

Part 1: Find a Web 2.0 tool which we have not discussed in class and was not    included in the list on the Facebook group. Introduce it on your blog in 140-160 words of your own. 25 points.

Part 2: Write reflective comments to 3 different Web 2.0 tools on your friends’ blogs. You will get 5 points for each comment. 15 points.

 

 

 

MATERIALS

Week 3 – Web 2.0

1880 Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone called the Photophone
1895 Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi
1937 Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine
1958 Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit (microchip) at Texas Instruments.
1963 The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is developed to standardize data exchange among computers
1965 Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson coin the term hypertext
1973 Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn develop gateway routing computers to negotiate between the various national networks.
1974 IBM develops SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language) now known as SQL.
1980 IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates to create an operating system for a new PC.
1983 More than 10 million computers are in use in the United States.
1984 William Gibson coins the word cyberspace when he publishes Neuromancer.
1988 Over 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.
1990 The Internet, World Wide Web & Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau propose a ‘hypertext’ system starting the modern Internet.

1991 The World Wide Web:

The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991.

1994 YAHOO is created in April, 1994.
1995 Java is introduced. Hotmail is started by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia.
1998 Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7, 1998.

 

Tim O’Reilly

Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an “architecture of participation,” and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences. (2005, October 10)

Examples of Web 2.0 tools

Type of tool Example(s) Application
Blogs ·             Blogger.com

·             WordPress.org

·             Edublogs.org

Allow an individual to make regular postings to the Web, e.g., a personal diary or an analysis of current events
Wikis ·             Wikipedia.org

·             Pbworks.com

An open collective publication, allowing people to contribute or create a body of information
Social networking ·             Facebook.com

·             Myspace.com

A social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study, and live around them
Multimedia archives ·             Podcasts

·             Youtube.com

·             iTunes

Allow end-users to access, store, download, and share audio recordings, photographs, and videos
Synchronous communication tools ·             Skype

·             Adobe Connect

Allow free real-time audio and visual communication over the Web
3D virtual worlds ·             Secondlife.com Real-time semi-random connection/communication with virtual sites and people
Multiplayer games ·             Lord of the Rings Online (lotro.com) Enable players to compete against or collaborate with each other or a third part/parties represented by the computer, usually in real time
Mobile learning ·             Mobile phones

·             Ubiquitous computing devices and applications

Enable users to access multiple information formats (voice, text, video etc.) at any time, any place
Open content ·             Moodle

·             Blackboard

·             WebCT

Digital learning materials available free over the Internet, for use either instructors or learners

Adopted from Bates (2011, p. 25)

 

Week 4

1- Introduction to Blogging

-How to start a blog

-How to post

-How to leave comments

-blogosphere

-blogroll

-reblog

 

2- Blogging services:

a- Blogger

www.blogger.com

-a Google service

-requires a Google account

-enables mentions through Google+

-offers a mobile app

-monetizes your blog through Google ads

-association with other Google services

b- WordPress

http://en.wordpress.com/features/

c- Edublogs

http://edublogs.org/why-edublogs/

 

 

www.burcuakyol.com

http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/

3- Wiki

wiki: “quick” in Hawaiian language, and/or an acronym for What I Know Is

a Web 2.0 tool for collaborative writing.

online extensions of classrooms

 

a- Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About

 

b- PBworks

basic edition: http://pbworks.com/using-pbworks-individual-classrooms

classroom edition: http://pbworks.com/pbworks-classroom-edition

campus edition: http://pbworks.com/pbworks-campus-edition

 

c- wikispaces

http://www.wikispaces.com/

 

4- Using blogs and wikis as e-portfolios

-formative assessment

Class blogs of Burcu Akyol:

http://tedistanbul5thgraders.edublogs.org/

http://tedistanbul5thgraders2009.edublogs.org/

 

5- Learning Management Systems (LMS): Blackboard and Moodle

-What is an LMS?

-Bloackboard: http://www.blackboard.com/About-Bb/Overview.aspx

-Moodle: www.moodle.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCIv5KCbeE

 

Hello everyone,

Here is the topic of the fourth week of ELT184 class; Blogging, Wikis, E-portfolios, and LMSs. In this post, you will find a brief introduction to blogging,  blogging services, wikis, how to use blogs and wikis as e-portfolios, and learning management systems. Please remember, it is the week that you start writing reflections on the topics. So, you will also find a brief explanation to guide you through the process of writing reflections.

1- Introduction to Blogging

-How to start a blog

-How to post

-How to leave comments

-blogosphere

-blogroll

-reblog

2- Blogging services:

a- Blogger

www.blogger.com

-a Google service

-requires a Google account

-enables mentions through Google+

-offers a mobile app

-monetizes your blog through Google ads

-association with other Google services

b- WordPress

http://en.wordpress.com/features/

c- Edublogs

http://edublogs.org/why-edublogs/

www.burcuakyol.com

http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/

3- Wiki

wiki: “quick” in Hawaiian language, and/or an acronym for What I Know Is

a Web 2.0 tool for collaborative writing.

online extensions of classrooms

a- Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About

b- PBworks

basic edition: http://pbworks.com/using-pbworks-individual-classrooms

classroom edition: http://pbworks.com/pbworks-classroom-edition

campus edition: http://pbworks.com/pbworks-campus-edition

c- wikispaces

http://www.wikispaces.com/

4- Using blogs and wikis as e-portfolios

-formative assessment

Class blogs of Burcu Akyol:

http://tedistanbul5thgraders.edublogs.org/

http://tedistanbul5thgraders2009.edublogs.org/

5- Learning Management Systems (LMS): Blackboard and Moodle

-What is an LMS?

-Bloackboard: http://www.blackboard.com/About-Bb/Overview.aspx

-Moodle: www.moodle.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCIv5KCbeE

Please leave comment to share your reflection on the topic.

 

Week 6

1- Quizlet

The best way to study

Instead of photocopiable materials, you can use Quizlet

Quizlet Demo

http://youtu.be/n7QgCZAkIk8

Flash cards, speller, test, learn mode, scatter, space race

Create a classroom

Join my class

http://quizlet.com/join/p39W35djk

The create of Quizlet: Andrew Sutherland

http://youtu.be/ilSPvgo0K38

 

2- Hot Potatoes

http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

JCloze

JQuiz

JCross

JMatch

JMix

The Masher

 

3- Quizinator

http://youtu.be/hui8ZOv-rW8

 

1- Online Interactive Whiteboards and Casting Types

Online versions of smart boards

http://www.scribblar.com/

Teaching tools on Scribblar

Teacher and learner interaction

 

2- Screencasting

Screencasting of online interaction whiteboards

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screen_recorder

http://www.screenr.com/

Recording a screen and uploading it on Youtube

 

3- Broadcasting

Create your own TV network on http://www.ustream.tv

Using videos on Youtube

 

4- Podcasting

http://www.betteratenglish.com/

http://www.podcastsinenglish.com/index.shtml

http://www.storynory.com/