Friday, 22 May 2009

II Sessions on Distance Education at UNLP

On May 20th and 21st, the Second Session on Distance Education took place at the National University of La Plata (See photo).

University teachers from different colleges gathered at the Rectorado building to interchange their experiences using ICTs.

On June 20th, the first session I attended was the one about intellectual rights on the Internet. The speaker was María Clara Lima. The topic was obviously very, very interesting.

That same afternoon my colleague from the School of Languages, Silvia Enriquez, described her experience using blogs in the course "Language III" in the English and Translation language course. Silvia Enriquez and I had the pleasure to talk and share our enthusiasm for ICT tools with Alicia Tedesco

I spoke about my experience with the Writingmatrix Project and the experience of using blogs as supporting material for the English Intermediate courses of adults and teens.

On the second day, the speaker in the pleanary session was Mg. débora Scheider ( UBA/Virtual University of Quilmes) who presented a number of topics to reflect upon such as the competencies required to be a successful online tutor, how much time a teacher is supposed to devote to an online class, what kind of the interaction is ideal for an online course, etc.

Most participants were very pleased with these sessions and all ask the organizers - Alejandra Zangara and Alejandro Gonzalez, among others- to repeat the experience next year.

1 comment:

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