Telecollaboration: Additional Resources


Asynchronous

E-mail, Listservs, &
Threaded Discussions

Blogs and Wikis

Adding Audio-Video

Podcasting

Synchronous

Chat Rooms &
Instant Messaging

Virtual Places

Video Conferencing

 

General

General Information (multi-topic)

Tutorials:
Email
Listservs
Discussion Boards

Telecollaboration Project Ideas

 

E-mail, Listservs, & Threaded Discussions

Email Discussions Handbook
http://www.osu.edu/education/ftad/Publications/elecdisc/pages/index.htm

ePals   http://www.epals.com

Knowlton, Dave S., Heather M. Knowlton, Camela Davis. (2000) The Whys and Hows of Online Discussion. Syllabus.

Landsberger, Joe. (2001) Integrating a Web-based Bulletin Board Into Your Class: A Guide for Faculty. TechTrends Sept/Oct 2001, Vol. 45, No. 5.

Netiquette. http://www1.umn.edu/dmc/create/ta-cert/content/6d-netiquette.shtml

Rinaldi, A.H.  (1998)  The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette.
    Email files http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/user.html
    Email communication http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/elec.html
    Discussion Groups http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/dis.html

Tales of E-mail. (Summer, 2004) Digressions: Reflections on Teaching, Lore. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/lore/digressions/index.htm
a collection of articles about email

Weasenforth, D., Biesenbach-Lucas, S. & Meloni, C. (2002). Realizing constructivist objectives through collaborative technologies: Threaded discussions. Language Learning & Technology, v6, n3, pp. 58-86. http://llt.msu.edu/vol6num3/weasenforth/

 

Blogs and Wikis

Huffaker, D. (2004) The educated blogger: Using weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom. First Monday, v9, n6. http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_6/huffaker/index.html

Moody, G. (2004). Around the Net: Of Blogs and Wikis. Netcraft (3/26/04). http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/03/26/of_blogs_and_wikis.html

Blogs and Wikis on Learning - definitions, overview articles and examples
https://www.spider.hpc.navy.mil/index.cfm?RID=WEB_OT_1001257

EntryPoint for BlogsandWikis - a course taught at Bemidji State University, MN
look at the readings for the course and the collections of examples
http://ferret.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/cgi-bin/blogsandwiki.pl?Entry_Point

Collaborative Learning Environments Sourcebook - "this book is a resource for academics and students who want to develop collaborative learning environments (or communities of practice) in which people work together to create new knowledge while learning new skills." Check out the sections on blogs and wikis, especially, but there are sections on email, listservs, online communities, discussion groups, chat and much more.

Blogs and Wikis and WebQuest tasks: NECC 2004 presentation
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/necc2004/blogs-and-wikis.htm

Godwin-Jones, B. (2003)  Blogs and Wikis: Environments for On-line Collaboration. Language Learning & Technology, vol 7, no 2. [Online] http://llt.msu.edu/vol7num2/emerging/default.html

Glogoff, S. (2005).  Instructional blogging: Promoting interactivity, student-centered learning, and peer input.  Innovate 1 (5).  [Online]  http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=126

Academic Blogging. (Fall, 2004). Digressions: Reflections on Teaching, Lore. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/lore/digressions/content.htm?dis07

Audio from NPR. (Nov 2, 2005). Wikipedia, Open Source and the Future of the Web. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4986453

Standen, A. (2006, December) A Glorified Whiteboard: Classroom wikis make students the experts. Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation. http://www.edutopia.org/php/article.php?id=Art_1756

Special section of Lore, an online journal for teachers of writing, on blogging:
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/lore-su04/digressions/index.htm


Chat Rooms & Instant Messaging

Chan, Marsha. No Talking, Please, Just Chatting. http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcc_conf96/chan.html

d'Eça, Teresa Almeida. (2003) "The Use of Chat in EFL/ESL." TESL-EJ, 7:1.
http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/information/tesl-ej/ej25/int.html

Electronic Communications (Netiquette) http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/elec.html
See also links here to "emoticons" and acronyms

Klemm, W.R. "Eight Ways to Get Students More Engaged in Online conferences" T.H.E. Journal August (1998) http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/A1997.cfm

 

Virtual Places

Young, Jeffrey. "Instructors Try Out Updated MOOs as Online-Course Classrooms" Chronicle of Higher Education (online) October (2000) http://chronicle.com/free/2000/10/2000102401u.htm

 

Adding Audio-Video

 

Video Conferencing

 

Podcasting

Cogh, M. (2005). Audioblog v Podcast? Monday, November 07, 2005 from Adelaide, Education and Life blog. http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/2005/11/audioblog-v-podcast.html

 

More General Information for Communication on the Internet

http://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/wbi/ - a lot of "strategies" similar to what Judi Harris has done - many good resouces, includuding the Word template near the top of the page that walks you through what you ight want to do and what tools you might want to use to make it work.

http://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/ocs/index.html - a number of online tool types with suggestions for how you might use them

Vance Stevens on "Communities Online" - collaboration for language teachers and learners
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/communities.htm

LeLoup, J.W. and Ponterio, R. (1998) Using the Internet for Foreign Language Learning. The ERIC Review, 6:1, pp. 60-62.  http://www.cal.org/resources/ericreview.pdf

LeLoup, J. and R. Ponterio. (2000) Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences through Internet Technology. Center for Applied Linguistics, Digest, May 2000. http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/0002enhancing.html

LeLoup, J. and R. Ponterio. (2003) Tele-Collaborative Projects: Monsters.com? Language Learning & Technology, v7, n2. http://llt.msu.edu/vol7num2/net/default.html  (see also commentary by Towndrow)

Towndrow, P.  (2003)  Extending the Scope of Tele-Collaborative Projects:  A commentary inspired by Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterios' "Tele-Collaborative Projects: Monster.com?".  Language Learning & Technology, Vol 7, No 3, pp. 160-163.  [Online]  http://llt.msu.edu/vol7num3/towndrow/default.html

Nice discussion of uses of communication for the classroom
http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eteaching/handbook_2.html#tech_02

Stevens, Vance. (2002) "A day in the life of an online language educator." TESL-EJ, 6:3. [Online]
http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/information/tesl-ej/ej23/int.html

Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet - from the US Dept of Education has lots of links to project sites as well as tips, tutorials and articles. http://www.ed.gov/Technology/guide/international/index.html

Warschauer, M. (Ed.) (1995). Virtual Connections: Online activities & projects for networking language learners. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.

 

Tutorials

Email

Reach for the Sky tutorial on email http://www.learner.org/courses/rfts/b3web.htm

Email for Language Learning - places to look for projects to join and lots more http://languagecenter.cla.umn.edu/index.php?page=forum_email

Free Email Accounts:

Hotmail http://hotmail.com
Excite http://registration.excite.com/
Yahoo http://mail.yahoo.com/
Eudora - free email program http://eudora.qualcomm.com/email/


Listservs

Reach for the Sky tutorial on mailing lists(listservs) http://www.learner.org/courses/rfts/b4web.htm

Yamada (language-related list of listservs) http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/lists.html

FLTEACH  http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/ - language topics
LLTI   http://iallt.org/LLTI.html - language learning and technology

The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary http://paul.merton.ox.ac.uk/ascii/smileys.html


News Groups / Bulletin Boards                                                     Return to top

Note: Content of newsgroups may vary widely - "lurk" (just watch/read) in them before sending students!

Reach for the Sky tutorial on NewsGroups http://www.learner.org/courses/rfts/b5web.htm

Yamada (language-related list of listservs) http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/news.html

Search Newsgroup archives with Google   http://groups.google.com/

Telecollaboration Project Ideas

THE resource for telecollaboration ideas!  Judy Harris' book site, Virtual Architectur.
http://virtual-architecture.wm.edu/ - read all the articles in Ch. 1!

Develop a telecollaboration (with a section on helpful tools)
http://www.telecollaborate.net/education/eddevelop.html

Global SchoolHouse Internet Projects Registry
http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr/_cfm/index.cfm

iEARN - A global, non-profit organization, iEARN has been facilitating student and teacher-designed on-line collaborative projects and face-to-face meetings since 1988. iEARN is now active in over 90 countries. http://www.iearn.org

KidLink http://www.kidlink.org/english/general/overview.html

Kids Space Connection http://www.ks-connection.org/

Online Projects from EdNow.com at teaching.com http://www.teaching.com/ednow/resources.cfm?ID=57

Teaching and Learning with Technology has suggestions for making good use of a bulletin board - http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/discuss/

Face-to-Face versus Threaded Discusison: The Role of Time and Higher-Order Thinking
http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/jaln/v7n3/v7n3_meyer.asp

David Rousseau and Christina Frei, with John Noakes. Using Instructional Technology to Facilitate Active Learning. Almanac, University of Pennsylvania. http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v50/n22/teaching.html

 

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