Friday, April 18, 2008

Welcome to this course

Welcome to the “CD200615: Internet Tools and their Applications for Teacher Librarians.” My name is Dr. Daniel Churchill and I will be facilitating your learning in this course. I am an assistant professor at The University of Hong Kong. You can find more information about me at http://www.learnactivity.com .

In this course we will be doing a lot of interesting things using emerging Web 2.0 technologies and tools. Click HERE to access a document that outlines content of all sessions in the course. Overall, you will learn about these different tools and how to productively apply them in your own settings. This blog will serve as a page where any course announcement, information and material will be presented. You can also leave your comments to the posts and express your opinion or as questions.

You will also have your own community blog. You need to form a group of 3 to 4 students to maintain this blog. Once you form group you will work with them through out the course on various tasks. I recommend that you use http://www.blogger.com/ to set up your blog. Alternatively you can use any other system to host your own blog. Once you set up your blog, please add a comment to this post to let me know a web address to your blog.

If you have an opportunity to purchase this book, you will find it to be useful and relevant reference:

  • Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

I wish you productive and enjoying time in this course.

4 comments:

shui_hua said...

Dear Daniel,

How can i retrive the ppt formate of the slides so that i can print it out and jog notes on the lesson?

fcho

Daniel said...

Hi Shui Hua,

Actually, I had no intention to distribute these, however, since you need them I will adding my post for the lesson 1 and add PDF version of slides which can be printed.

Will said...

Hey Daniel,
Thanks for using my book. Hope it resonates with your students!
Best,

Will

Dr. Mokter Hossain said...

Thanks for your nice comments about one of my papers, "Collaborative Middle School Geometry Through Blogs and Other Web 2.0 Technologies". Please cite it in your future publications.

Here are my other papers. http://m0kter.wordpress.com/publications/

Let us keep in touch and work together in the near future, if possible.