Saturday, June 25, 2005
Online Discussion at Alado, June 25, 2005
The online discussion started later than scheduled because of me. I had a technical problem: my mic wasn't working. I thought that it had something to do with some malfunctions on my keyboard. All the people present were very helpful, providing me suggestions on how I could make my mic work. But after working on it for 15-20 minutes, I just had to give it up because time was running out. Dafne offered to repeat or reading what I've written on the text board. It worked but it was a bit frustrating because I really wanted to be 'heard'. Nonetheless, the session went smoothly. Alejandra, Gladys, Dafne, Teresa, Chrissan all made wonderful contributions. Sus and Vance dropped by to say 'Hi' and this somehow made me feel relaxed and confident that everything would be alright. Why? Because webheads were there. Greta, a student of mine, also dropped by. She even managed to say a few words.
Here are the main points that were discussed during the session: pre-writing, picture description, email exchange, and blogs [which would integrate all other activities that were discussed]. There were many suggestions that were given and like what everybody else online said, it would take time to be able to practice everything that was discussed tonight. But what is important is that we were able to encourage Joy to start thinking about other activities that could make writing more fun for her students. We will just wait and see whether she'll use some if not all the things that were discussed tonight. Like any other meetings or conferences, the time is always not enough to discuss everything that we wanted to share. But we did, however, achieved the goals of this session.
This session was recorded and uploaded online, and it can be viewed at http://dcyeh.com/aiden_phd/session1.htm
The recording is still uploading as I write this, it is a huge file, afterall.
I hope that it gets uploaded, 'will let you know.
Posted by Aiden at Saturday, June 25, 2005