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Week 2:


Moderators: Jose Antonio & Larissa

 Guest presenterMichael Coghlan


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Week 2: January 18-24

Text and voice synchronous communication tools: Tapped In, Yahoo Messenger and Skype in Worldbridges.



Jose Antonio and Larissa Olesova













By the end of this week you will have:
    • chatted with moderators and participants through different synchronous media
    • explored powerful features of these media
    • created your own virtual office at Tapped In
    • explored voice chat and webcam-enhanced chat applications
    • attended the live presentation on the topic of the week
    • commented on the presentation of the week
    • answered the questions of the week
    • read and commented on the Week 2 readings




1. Download and install Yahoo Messenger (YM) and Skype, (concerning skype, if you already have it, you might consider going to Skype and see what's new for the latest version) if you haven't done so yet; then,


    • create a Friend (buddy) List (YM) / Contacts (Skype) using the participants' Yahoo and Skype IDs available at our Participants page; or in our Yahoo Group Database (write your ID's in the database so you can be contacted by other participants);
    • explore these tools and their features, including voice chat, by joining any of the moderators and other participants for chats or conferences (group chats), and reflect on their potential in TEFL/TESL;


2. Join Michael Coghlan at Yahoo Messenger on Thursday, Jan, 21st at NOON GMT, for a chat on The Changing Nature of Synchronous Learning Environments and Teaching Effectively in Online Synchronous Environments;


3. Post your comments about these live presentations on our blog.




Questions of the week 


*How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger?


*How do you save your chatlogs to your hard drive at YM?


*How do you display your picture at YM?



*How do you start a conference and invite guests at Skype?


Post your answers to our YG list. Let’s see who can answer these questions! :-)



Suggested readings


Click here for a brief overview of each suggestion.



1. While exploring these synchronous communication tools, you are encouraged to:


  • share experiences and reflections at all times, and
  • think about and discuss the potential of text and voice chat for the EFL/ESL teaching and learning process (how can it be used? for what purpose? at what level?) and send your comments to the group mail list.


2. Post your reflections about the weekly readings to our forum.


Advice: Do not forget to open a Becoming a Webhead (BaW) folder with any number of subfolders in your Bookmarks or Favorites in order to keep relevant and useful links for quick reference. Well-organized bookmarks are extremely helpful and save a lot of time!


Remember that you can also register for free to del.icio.us, where you can save your favorite pages with a click, and classify them with tags. You can retrieve your pages from any computer connected to Internet. 





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Comments (1)

Dincer Demir said

at 8:40 pm on Jan 21, 2010

I dont like using YG here , to me, it makes it messy. forum is clear .

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