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Weekly Activities: Week 1

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Yahoo Group Tasks: Week 1

(These tasks have already been posted in the Yahoo Group messages.)

 

1. Post an introduction for yourself. In the introduction, give your name, gender, location, time zone (+/- GMT), and tell a little about who you are and what you do. Also, list the IDs (Yahoo, MSN, Skype, Twitter, etc.) that  you use for online communication.
 
2. Upload a photo of yourself to the Photos folder shown in the left-hand sidebar menu. Choose 2009 Participants within the Photos folder.
 
3. Complete the online Preassessment Survey for this seminar. You can find it here:
http://tinyurl.com/77cdds

4.

Read and watch the following:

Seminal Reading: The New London Group (1996). A pedagogy of Multiliteracies. Harvard Educational Review.

 

Seminal Viewing: Michael Wesch. A Portal to Media Literacy: a talk on Web 2.0 and Learning Environments presented at the University of Manitoba June 17th, 2008.

 

Answer the following questions in the comment area on this page:
 

— After reading the Siemen article, what is/are multiliteracies, from your point of view?

 

— What do you think of Michael Wesch's video?
 
5. Make a post or comment in the our blog about the EVO Kick-Off event on January 11th.

 

 

  

Additional Tasks: Week 1

(These tasks have not been posted in the Yahoo Group messages.)

 

1. Go to the Participants page in this wiki. In it, you will find a table. In the table, type your complete name and the name you prefer (for example, your given name or a nickname) for communication in Multilit 2009. Follow the example entry. Do not change the font color or style or add additional information: simply type your complete name and your contact name as in the example.
 
2. Take a look at additional readings posted for Week 1.
   

 

This Week's Event Schedule

 

01/17/09

Saturday

 

04:00 GMT to 05:00

Informal conversation with Kim Cofino in Elluminate to discuss
"Making the Shift Happen (Always Learning, Feb 24, 2008).

Read about it here.

 

Listed on Webheads Events Calendar

01/18/09

Sunday

 

noon GMT to 14:00
Webheads weekly meeting for two hours—noon to 14:00 GMT at http://www.tappedin.org

01/18/09

Sunday

 

14:00 GMT to 15:00

Informal conversation with Vance Stevens in Elluminate to discuss developments since :Revisiting Multiliteracies in Collaborative
Learning Environments: Impact on Teacher Professional Development (TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 2

 

Listed on Webheads Events Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

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