I've done it. I'll be using Voicethread to teach a Lit course this Spring. I'd like to use my course (the good, the bad, the ugly, and the awesome) as an example of Web 2.0 tech in use for our faculty to see.
I would love to pow wow with you about VT so that I can get up to speed quickly. This is a pretty exciting undertaking. You've used VT well and you've used it for a while. Yay. Help...
I am also very excited about joining this community and having an opportunity to partake in this exchange of knowledge and experience on using instructional technology.
It is great to come to know you as Alla Leonidovna's friend and one of the leading experts in the field of distance education. I helped Alla Leonidovna organize our biannual conferences on the applications of technology in language learning and intercultural communication, and it has always been a pleasure to see you present for us and kindly share your experience and enthusiasm with us.
Thank you for the link to your Voice Thread resource! It looks like an inspiring tool for your students that can help enhance the sense of belonging to a virtual learning community and set a non-threatening climate for online collaboration.
I would love to discuss the ways Voice Thread can be used in language teaching, especially for the purposes of promoting students' oral proficiency and listening comprehension skills (which is how I am trying to use it). I would be thrilled to meet with you when you come to Austin next week. What a coincidence, I should say!
Please let me know when you are going to arrive and what schedule you are going to have. I am on campus almost every day, and it will be a great pleasure to meet with you in person and share and reflect on our experiences using instructional technology and VT in particular.
Thank you for your prompt response to my message and for welcoming me to this community! It is great to get in touch with you, as our research interests do overlap in a lot of respects, and I am familiar with your research on online communities and the ways of enhancing 'teaching presence" in distance courses.
You are right, I know Alla Nazarenko very well. She was my academic advisor whe n I was working on my Ph.D back in Lomonosov Moscow State. She is also the one who introduced me to the field of distance education and distance language learning, in particular.
I am now researching the applications of media sharing sites such as Voice Thread in language learning. I hope I will have a good chance to learn from the members of this community, bring to the table and share what I know.
I was hoping you could help me with a question I have from Brockport. I heard that as part of our SLN membership we also have a Sloan-C membership. Can you let me know what level of Sloan membership we have. The Provost was asking about some of the training offered, and I need to find our the level, so we can judge cost.
Hi. Thanks for your welcome to the community. I'll put up some information about myself in the next few days, after I get my classes up and running and deal with a couple of minor emergencies with our distance courses :-)
Hi Alex! Wonderful to meet you and enjoyed your presentations. Thank you for inviting me to join this network. I look forward to exchanging ideas about online learning! I'm very excited and thanks again...
Thanks for the welcome, Alexandra. I am delighted to join such a fine group of thinkers and doers. I found it through twitter, by the way, and can't say enough about the ways that twitter has kept me connected and informed.
Thanks for letting me join SLN. I'm always looking for new ways to plug into faculty development & instructional technology folks. Larry told me about this site - do you like it? Has it been meeting your needs/goals?
Thanks for the presentation yesterday at CCC...it was an incredible wealth of information and gave my family much to talk about at dinner last night. I'm surrounded by academics (MIL is Dean of iSchool at SU, hubby is Entrepreneur in Residence at SU & Syr Tech Garden, and SIL is current grad student at iSchool taking social media class and information design class), so the stuff I learned yesterday was of particular relevance to them.
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