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Page history last edited by Teresa Almeida d'Eca 15 years, 2 months ago

 

 

 

 

 

Web 2.0 tools to enhance your "blended learning"

(f2f and online) classroom

 

Teresa Almeida d'Eça

 

30 Apr. 2009

 

 

Web 2.0 tools, also called social media, are dynamic ollaborative tools that allow different users to participate, share ideas and content, interact and collaborate on a given project.

 

As you can see from the image above, there is a wide array of Web 2.0 tools to enhance the language learning process and the good part is that they're generally free. The hard part is choosing which tool to use.

 

Belonging to a community of practice makes choosing much easier, because people are always exploring and experimenting with new tools, and sending out "awakening" calls. So when you send out a question about a tool for such and such a purpose, you're bound to get several suggestions and feedback. And you can even have the chance to experiment the tools collaboratively, because there's always someone available and willing to lend a helping hand. But I'm not here to talk about communities of practice (CoPs). I'm here to talk about Web 2.0 tools that I've explored and used with my students and trainees.

 

I promised to talk about different types of tools - text, voice/audio, image, video and interactive exercises - and have "you" experiment with a few of them hands on. So let's get the show on the road!

 

 

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