Friday, September 11, 2009

Asalamualikum, i would like to share some information about e-learning.Actually ,i have made some readings about this topic and i found the book which its title (Web-Based Learning by: Gayle V and Karen L) very useful.The term e-learning (electronic learning)and online learning have been used synonymously with web-based instruction (WBI). The term e-learning is typically found in business and industry training literature (Schank, 2002; Stockley, 2003; Wagner, 2001) or in international education and training information (Joint Information Systes Coittee[JISC] , 2003). In international settings, a clear distinction is made between e-learning and WBI, where e-learning refers to the use of any electronic applications and processes for instruction, including CBT (computer-based training), WBI, CDs (compact discs), and so on, whereas WBI is defined as instruction via the Internet, Internet, and Web only (JISC; Stockley; Department for Education and Skills, 2002). In the United States, the concepts of WBI and online learning (or online instruction) are situations where "learners are at a distance from the instructor but all are connected via the Internet and web" (Center for technology in Education at Johns Hopkins University [CTE], 2003, n. p.). For purposes of this discussion. WBI and online learning (or instruction) will be considered synonymous. Following the interational convention e-learning will encopass a variety of electronic applications, including WBI, CBT, and other multimedia that can be distributed via the web or on CD or DVD.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Re: Educational Technology
Good afternoon to all of you,how nice to particpate with you again.First of all,Educational technology also called (learning technology)is about Facilitatinglearning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriatetechnological processes and resources.The words educational and technology inthe term educational technology have the general meaning, the particular case ofmeaningful use of high technology to enhance learning process.The role of technology in education we can say that technology is a tool helpsteachers teach and learners to learn.Educational technology, especially computers have grown termendously and havepermeated all areas of our lives.The Internet enhances students learning processes by providing them withvaluable information so that students are encouraged to search, access toinformation and even learning from other native speakers different modes oflearning and experiencing various ways of accents and know other cultures.Withthis fascinated technology students are being more self motivated as well aslearning collaboratively.The teconology stimulates learners to be activelearners through this advanced explosion of multimedia was seen in the mergingof animation,audio video,and text.As technology progresses,multimedia have itsimpact on learners.Instructional technology:is the theory and practice of design,development,andevaluation of processes and resources for learning and it is a growing field ofstudy which uses technology as a means to solve educational challenges, both inclassroom.
Re:The impact of English as a global language on non- English speakers
Good evening and happy Ramadan to my lecturers and to all my classmates.Basically, the topic which concerned the impact of English as a globallanguage on non -English speakers nations communities is quite interestingbecause we are learning English and we are non -English speakers. so thequestions always what makes English a global language?What makes English aleading candidate?Why is English the global language?The answer is actually dueto :one is geo-historicaland the other is socio-cultural .The geo-historicalreasons focus on the past and show how English reached its position ofpre-eminence.The socio cultural perspectives show why it has remaindso.Crystal(1998:24) delves into a detailed and interesting history, tracing themovement of English around the world. English is now represented in everycontinent, and in islands of the three major oceans.It is this sperad ofrepresentation which makes the application of the label "globallanguage" areality.The socio-cultural explanation looks at the way people all over the world, inmany walks of life, have come to depend on English for their well-being. Thelanguage has penetrated deeply into the international language domains ofpolitical life ,business, safety, communication, entertainment, the media andeducation.The convenience of having a lingu franca available to serve globalhuman relations and needs has come to be appreciated by millions.Several domainshave come to depend on it- the computer software industry being a prime example.Graddol (1997) emphasises the strength of the internationalisation of English.He lists the major international domains of English.They are:Working languageof international organisation and conference.Scientific publication.International banking, economic affairs and trade.Advertising for global brands.Audio-visual cultural products (eg.films, TV, popular music)International tourism .International safety(eg."airspeak","seaspeak")International Law.As a" relylanguage" in interpretation and translation.Technology transfer.Internet communication.In conclusion, a crucial lesson must be taken that we as learners we shouldmaster English and not English masters us in order to protect our identities sothat we obtain knowledge in science and technology and facilitatescommunications for trade and business.Therefore, we need to learn from the past,appreciate the present and with strength face the future.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


URL: abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator, the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. The URL specifies the address of a file and every file on the Internet has a unique address. Web software, such as your browser, use the URL to retrieve a file from the computer on which it resides. The formal of a URL is: protocol://site address/path/filename.
Fatma Bakeer

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Re Please share your reaction

Re: Please share your reaction
Alsalamualukum,how nice to share with you my interesting group my opinionabout the lecture that held by Cameron. it was really amazing and useful as wellit provides me with valuable information.As a matter of fact, i have alreadyemailed Dr.Norizan about the lectuer in the last Wednesday i told her that iam alittle bit worried about the lecture. She is kindly encouraged me to attendadvising me that the topic is familiar.When i attend the lecture i found that itwas Great.Basically,the lecturer initially illustrates the history of humancommunication and the differences between face to face communication andInternet based communication. He presents the tremendous growth in the use ofthe Internet and how this vechile has been a powerful tool for communication inthis global world. In addition ,Cameron explains good information about usingweb 2.0 paradigm for on line research,in this sense he suggestes some of thetopics which are beneficial for students to research and the value of web 2.0 inenhancing learning and teaching processes,business,industry as well as how canbe used as a lure for attracting high performing talents in stead of dependingon traditional class room seminars.The lecturer also explains the differences between web 1.0 and 2.0.Forexample, web 2.0 is about writing ,communties and XMT ,whereas web1.0 is aboutreading, companiess and HTML.Social networking tools is actually about emailforum,myspace and friendsler.Besides,there are many such aswikkis,RssReaders,Blogs and Social booking...etc.In terms of using networking facilities in language classes i tend to thinkthat it is not an easy task because it needs a drastic policy and professionalskills as well .Therefore, i can say that i will assist my students by enrichtheir learning and minimize their negative affects for the sake of fertilelearning.what do you think my classmates?Fatma Bakeer