Presentation on theme: "Welcome to…. Things changed in the 2000s… Think of your experience… How did you (or your teachers) get information, find new ideas, get useful updates."— Presentation transcript:
Think of your experience… How did you (or your teachers) get information, find new ideas, get useful updates for your profession until (quite) recently? ( Well, not so recently… happy New Year, by the way…!!!
PLNPLNPLNPLN Personal Learning Network Up to the 1980s Teachers at our / other schools, workshop presenters; information from articles or books, conferences … and lots of photocopies
PLNPLNPLNPLN Personal Learning Network The online era (Warschauer 1998: 4) The (late, at least, in Italy) 1990s All of the above + e-mail messages, and some Internet websites The 2000-2010s: the Web 2.0 Web Portals, Blogs and Social networks will CALL became GALL??? (Chinnery, 2008; Conroy, 2010)
Readytoteach.it - the difference? small community virtual but also real network (Multimedia tools for teachers of English, a course held at Università della Valle dAosta between 2004 and 2006 ) collaborative upload / download environment on a free creative commons licence basis Specifically meant for Italian teachers (and for digital immigrants) Collaboration with academics (cf. Bajetta & Grandi, ReadyToTeach.it: bridging the gap between academia and school European English Messanger, 2012, forth. )