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DIYLMS

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Learner-centered flipped learning with DIYLMS:

Do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems

 

See also: http://diylms.pbworks.com/ and http://erzincancalling.pbworks.com/ for further development of this topic.

 

This wiki was created and implemented as a means for conducting a course in research paper writing delivered for non-native speakers of English at New York Institute of Technology in Abu Dhabi from September to October 2011.  The technique is being replicated for the HCT / CERT Naval College where I have been teaching since October, 2011: http://academiccomposition.pbworks.com. The rationale for this course is explained in the presentations detailed below.

 

On February 8, 2012 I gave a keynote plenary address at the British Council, Moroccan Association of Teachers of English (MATE) and IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (LT-SIG) 1st International Conference of ICT in Education in Marrakech, Morocco from 8th-11th February 2012, http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events/221-022012-marrakech-morocco.html.  Artifacts from that presentation have been preserved online here:

 

As the conference theme was on Opportunities, challenges and practical solutions for the integration of ICT in education

  • I talked first on the challenges of preparing young learners for jobs that haven't been invented yet in an age where accelerating change in knowledge and how we acquire it through networked learning require that we not just teach, but model for them, how to learn.
  • Second, I discussed the many opportunities we as teachers and role models have to learn from one another in a digitally connected world.  
  • Finally, I proposed a DIYLMS solution as one example of how learning with others in a PLN can suggest ways that tools used in learning from one another online can be applied in the classroom.

 


 

On March 7, I am scheduled to present at a TESOL Arabia Conference Pre-conference Development Course:

ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN TESOL

 

Course Summary: This TESOL Arabia Development course looks at the ingredients English language teachers require to create and deliver successful online lessons and courses in the field of TESOL.

 

Sessions and presenters:

  •  Teaching Online: The Key Ingredients - Nicky Hockly (Director of Pedagogy, The Consultants-E, Spain)
  •  Improving the Effectiveness of Online Discussions - Justin Shewell (former TESOL Arabia Webmaster; Instructor, Arizona State University, USA) 
  •  Learner-centered do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems - Vance Stevens (English Teacher Coordinator, HCT/CERT Naval College) 

 

Course Summary: This Pre-conference development course looks at what English language teachers need in order to create and deliver successful online lessons and courses. Invited speaker Nicky Hockly of the Consultants-E, former TESOL Arabia Webmaster, Justin Shewell, and Vance Stevens, HCT/CERT Naval College, look at both online teaching and learning in the field of TESOL.

 

Schedule:

ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN TESOL

Learning Zone Classroom A  (2nd floor)   Date: 7th March, 2012

08:30 – 09:30

Registration and Morning Coffee

 Centre for Excellence in Engineering

09:30 – 09:45

Welcomes, introductions and house-keeping

09:45 –11:15

Nicky Hockly

Teaching Online: The Key Ingredients

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break - Centre for Excellence in Engineering

11:45 – 13:15

Justin Shewell

Improving the Effectiveness of Online Discussions

13:15 –  14:15

LUNCH

14:15 –  15:45

Vance Stevens  

Learner-centered do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems

 Course Portal: http://diylms.pbworks.com 

15:45 –  16:00

Closing Discussion – Bringing It All Together

16:00 -16:30

Coffee, certificates, networking and farewells - Centre for Excellence in Engineering

 

My 234 word summary for this presentation / workshop:

 

This past academic year, I have been teaching research writing to non-native speakers with New York Institute of Technology on the ADMC campus as well as Academic Composition at HCT/CERT Naval College.  Both contexts have required me to develop or adapt viable courses quickly, effectively gauge learner response and interest, and adjust materials on-the-fly to better meet learner needs. Flexibility, creativity, and organization beneficial to both instructor and student are achieved using DIYLMS (do it yourself LMS).  The courses are hosted here:

 

 

Components include

  • A wiki portal for course information and organization, with, links pertinent to course content and management, other relevant resources, and screencasts and other tutorials.
  • Google Docs for student submission of assignments. Teacher feedback can be given in-class interactively in real-time via in-class projector, with individual students following along on their laptops. Asynchronously, effective feedback can be given in such a way that it can be immediately seen whenever and wherever students are revising their work. 
  • Blogging, to showcase student work.
  • Etherpad clones for group collaboration tasks
  • Jing to create and annotated screen-capture and screencast tutorials. 
  • In teacher training, I also use
    • Skype group chat as a synchronous AND asynchronous forum
    • Google Hangout for live webcam and voice-enabled interaction

 

All of these tools are free and work in my own institutional settings. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with some of the tools and I will share anecdotal data gathered through writings from students. 

 


 

I am presenting a talk on DIYLMS: Student-centered do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems at the 6th eLearning in Action conference at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology on April 3, 2012, "an event where teachers, eLearning developers and educational technology specialists from HCT and other educational institutions convene to share, connect, discuss and learn about the best ideas and technologies for eLearning;" see: http://194.170.54.16/events/edtechpd2012/index.asp

Here is the program with schedule of streamed events: sharjah3apr2012programme.pdf

 

Abstract

This presentation addresses situations where we are expected to develop viable courses quickly. Flexible creativity is achieved with DIYLMS (do it yourself LMS) using a wiki portal for course information and links, Google Docs for student writing and feedback, and blogging for students to showcase their work.

 

Summary

I have been teaching research writing to NNS with NYIT on the ADMC campus as well as Academic Composition at HCT/CERT Naval College.  Both contexts have required me to develop or adapt viable courses quickly, effectively gauge learner response and interest, and adjust materials on-the-fly to better meet learner needs. Flexibility, creativity, and organization beneficial to both instructor and student are achieved using DIYLMS (do it yourself LMS). Components include a wiki portal for course information, links pertinent to course content and management, and screencast and other tutorials. Google Docs are used for student collection of assignments. Teacher feedback can be given in-class directly on real-time, interactive instances of student writing for all to see via in-class projector, and for individual students to follow right there on their laptops, whereas effective feedback can be given between classes via a medium where it can be immediately seen, day or night, when students are revising their work.  Another component, blogging, is used to showcase student work. I also use etherpad clones for certain classwork and Jing to create annotated screen-capture and screencast tutorials.  All of these tools are free and work through institutional firewalls. In this presentation I will share anecdotal data gathered through writings from both sets of students.

 

Bio

Vance's career includes ESL lecturer, CALL coordinator, software developer, and teacher coordinator at Naval College, CERT/HCT. Founder of CALL-IS in TESOL and Webheads, he facilitates TESOL/EVO online sessions and serves on editorial boards of teacher professional journals.

 

Keywords

lms, wiki, google docs, learner independence, jing, etherpad, research, writing, CALL, language learning, learning management systems, elearning, online learning, learner independence

 

The session was selected for streaming, so there will be a recording.  I intend to write it up as well after analyzing the data gleaned from student writings.  Links to both will be added here when that work is done.

 

 

PBworks reclaims URLs when they have not been revisited for a year.

This wiki was visited and altered by adding this text on March 3, 2020

 

 

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