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1 Our Course A Model blended ESP course John Allan

2 impetus independent venture provide the students with more organization variety consistency in learning apply Moodle to another situation

3 Budget Zero developed at home in evenings Tech Support Nil

4 Students EFL learners in a foundations program

5 Course Students have 3 hours each day in this course that focuses on: writing safety vocabulary technical vocabulary

6 plus students have 3 additional hours per day studying English grammar (none of this content is in Moodle)

7 Modes blended (the face-to-face classroom) on-line used by students at home

8 Topics (center region) each week is broken down into topics long rectangles in the center of the screen topics have three sections Technical Safety Writing

9 Topics area activity types Quizzes Glossaries PowerPoints PDFs Directories Hyperlinks Text documents

10 PowerPoint Lectures

11 activity directories

12 worksheets

13 polls

14 glossaries

15 quizzes

16 Additional Features Blocks along the side……

17 Standard Blocks Standard Blocks include …… Calendar Upcoming events Search forums Random Glossary Entry RSS Feeds

18 Random Glossary Entry Block Student of the day Random rotation motivational tool student has special responsibilities in the class

19 Random Glossary Entry Block a random single visual and text item that provides environmental reinforcement of the weeks technical & safety vocabulary Drawn from the course glossaries

20 Random Glossary Entry Block glossary creation block students input their assigned terms to a Moodle glossary great activity

21 Calendar a visual organizer for events course groups user institutional

22 Upcoming Events listing of the activities related to the class builds consistency and trust in the course

23 Remote RSS Feeds Block RSS feed subscription… ESL worksheets extra tasks

24 Remote RSS Feeds Block BBCLearning - ESL/EFL dedicated current events site

25 HTML blocks HTML Blocks only None from - Modules and plugins Reason: no dedicated support and erratic upgrades

26 Information poster contact details about the instructor yes, a phone number is a good idea but……

27 Google Translate Launches translation tool used as a bridge for terms alternative as some of the students could not afford mandatory digital translators

28 Safety Word poster a colourful visual that provides environmental reinforcement of the weeks safety vocabulary it can be printed to be used as a search and identify activity (

29 Technical Word poster can be printed for classroom display

30 Another Wordle feature: Visual of course participants

31 Kharaama a link to the sponsors website

32 Esthetic collage display animated sequence of student portraits a result of a digital picture taking activity

33 Internet Search quick access to Google search launches a full Google search window

34 Basic web link a link to the sponsors website

35 Job search skills extension of basic job search skills Interviewing Resume Cover letter Web2.0 skills….. registering channels RSS uploading

36 TeacherTube videos TeacherTube the site - not the channel targeted lessons played within the block

37 Visual thesaurus creates word relationship diagrams

38 ESLVideo Quizzes nice resource of videos with a quick quiz sometimes resources cannot be wedged in! problem in block due to dimensions embed as a separate weblink in the topics section of the course

39 Focused Pronunciation Forvo for listening to discrete items and pronunciation

40 Links to visual data graphs through Swivel create or read a graph

41 Step by step procedures sequencing for writing or speaking

42 Quick access to presentations sharing of presentations Tool Presentations

43 Animated screen tutorials provide required tutorials for computer based tasks

44 Hot Potatoes Content external Hot Potatoes Content

45 Building an avatar body attributes using nouns and adjectives

46 Charting the weather chart vocabulary (trends) weather terms

47 Visitors map Not very successful due to closed Moodle

48 Personality & Description Your personality type: Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty. Value traditions and security. Interested in serving others. Need positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves. Well-developed sense of space and function.

49 Polls create polls for external community

50 Blocks add variety to this course consistency/routines visual appeal Ease of location for ESL learners seemingly unlimited potential

51 Others…. Wordle Linked In FaceBook Twitter Slide Delicious Flickr MySpace…..

52 Questions

53 Forums Used for general queries and also to discuss one issue.

54 Comments this course been a great asset in making the course more structured means of efficiently creating quizzes and exams consistency/routines paper copies

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