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Introductions4216:04, 27 August 2010
Authoring approach216:28, 14 August 2010
Fer Montantes115:23, 14 August 2010
What are your thoughts on quality and open authoring?2115:06, 14 August 2010
Hello!113:54, 14 August 2010
ALMA LU MARIN019:55, 10 August 2010

Introductions

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Bnleez (talk)15:16, 8 August 2010

Hi everybody, I am Itzel and I work at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico as an EFL teacher, I also teach for the B.A. in English Language Teaching at the same university.

I really expect to get to know as much as I can about wikieducator so I can fully incorporate it in my classes. I think wikieducator is sucha great tool for teachers & students (I consider myself both) because you can get feedback from all people over the world so you can expand your culture, knowledge, and language. As I am a Spanish speaker I also hope to learn more about the language and its culture (not just from U.S.A. but also from all places where it is spoken).

Finally I would like to encourage my collegues to keep working on wikieducator because in this way we can definitely be in straight contact with our students and other EFL teachers or people who would like to contribute with our projects.

BEST REGARDS TO EVERYBODY AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING TOGETHER! --Itzel Portal 16:19, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Itzel (talk)16:19, 9 August 2010

Welcome Itzel!

Benjamin

Bnleez (talk)18:03, 9 August 2010

In my opinion open authoring approach is a very useful tool for us because it´s the fastest way to be in touch everyybody.For living in a very busy world (if not take a look to your agenda) we do not have the time to have live discussions; for this reason we can take advantage of this approach and share ideas, materials, strategies, tips we have had good results in our teaching the goal is to work in collaborative way to have better results in students´grades so that start working!!!!!

Rosycam (talk)16:58, 11 August 2010

ROSY CAMPOS: In my opinion open authoring approach is a very useful tool for us because it´s the fastest way to be in touch everybody. For living in a very busy world (if not take a look to your agenda) we do not have time to have live discussions; for this reason we should take advantage of this approach and share ideas, materials strategies,suggestions, tips we have had good results in our teaching. The goal is to work in a collaborative way to have better results in student´s grades, so that start working hard!!!!!

Rosycam (talk)17:12, 11 August 2010
 
 
 

Hello everyone!

My name is Gerardo Dueñas. I am an English teacher working at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. It is my second year working here and I have to say that it has been such a wonderful experience to share what I know with all the students belonging to this University. I am looking forward to learning more teaching techniques and strategies to really help students overcome their needs toward the learning of a foreign language.

Geras

Geras (talk)12:33, 10 August 2010

Hello Geras and welcome!

Bnleez (talk)23:49, 10 August 2010
 

Hi everyone!

My name is Nancy and I am an English Teacher. I work at UAA. I am 28 years old and I live in Aguascalientes,city. I am studying a Master in Superior Teaching at U.P. I really expect to share with you interesting ideas and knowledge about the different strategies and methods we can use in Teaching.

Nice to meet you!!

Gaby (talk)12:34, 10 August 2010

Good for you Nancy in getting your Master's degree. Let us know what you'll be researching for your thesis.

Bnleez (talk)23:50, 10 August 2010
 

Hello. I'm Mircka. I'm an English teacher at the UAA. I have been giving classes since August 2003. I like to teach because it is a way to share the things that you know and you can learn a lot from the students as well. I think that this tool (Wikieducator) is going to be really helpful to share information and to improve our teaching skills.

Mircka (talk)12:35, 10 August 2010

Sharing is caring as they say, welcome Mircka!

Bnleez (talk)23:51, 10 August 2010
 

Hello everyone, I´m Fernando Montantes. I got a BA in ELT at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes. I´m currently working as an EFL teacher at the same university. I have also some experience working with children at primary school level. My expectation in wikieducator is to learn as much as I can about this tool so I can use it regularly in my lessons. I think it is very important to know about the teaching experience of other teachers and to share expeciences with them regularly. I hope I can create and get involved in in many interesting projects to enrich my knowledge about the teaching techniques and strategies to be a better teacher.

Best regards!

Fermont (talk)12:46, 10 August 2010

I think you'll find ways to use WE both as a teacher and learner, Fernando. Welcome!

Bnleez (talk)23:52, 10 August 2010
 

Hi!!! my name is Flor, I'm an English Teacher and I work in the Universidad Autonoma de aguascalientes. I also work in the Instituto de Alta Competitividad. I'm 23 years old. And I expect to learn all about this stuff because I get so lost easily jejeje!!!. On the other hand, by this means, I also expect to learn different strategies and techniques when teaching.

Flor (talk)12:50, 10 August 2010

Don't worry about getting lost, Flor. Every person getting started in WE went through the same thing. Welcome!

Bnleez (talk)23:53, 10 August 2010
 


Hello:

My name is Ricardo Medina, I have been an English teacher for 23 years, I am working at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, I expect to learn how to use this tool since it is not very easy for me to deal with computers. If this works as it is planned, will provide the educator with endless possibilities to grow. I hope it will. --Ricardomedina 14:32, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Ricardomedina (talk)14:32, 10 August 2010

Welcome, Ricardo. The key is to ask questions. The WE workshop you are participating in this week in intended to address all the necessary questions you'll need to get started. We will be increasing knowledge of WE as we progress through the PFLE modules this semester.

Bnleez (talk)16:40, 10 August 2010
 

Hello everyone! My name is Rosy Campos, I am B. A. in E. L. T. and I have a master in Education. I have been teaching here for almost nine years and I am happy to do so, also I work with teenagers at CECYTEA it is (bachillerato tecnológico). I hope I train enough how to use this tool this week because I don´t have this "competence" and with the "SEP REFORMA" it´s supposed we should have it. I am grateful to you because the opportunity I have to develop in this tool, wiki educator is fantastic because we can communicate with many people around the world, share experiences and learn more about the language and culture.

Rosycam (talk)15:05, 10 August 2010

Hello Rosy and welcome. It would be great to know more about the research you did for your Master's.

Bnleez (talk)23:55, 10 August 2010
 

Hello everyone! My name is Rosy Campos, I am B. A. in E. L. T. and I have a master in Education. I have been teaching here for almost nine years and I am happy to do so, also I work with teenagers at CECYTEA it is (bachillerato tecnológico). I hope I train enough how to use this tool this week because I don´t have this "competence" and with the "SEP REFORMA" it´s supposed we should have it. I am grateful to you because the opportunity I have to develop in this tool, wiki educator is fantastic because we can communicate with many people around the world, share experiences and learn more about the language and culture. best regards.

Rosycam (talk)15:07, 10 August 2010
 

Hi, I'm Enid Romo I've have been teaching English at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes for 13 years!! yes, a lot! I love to do this, because students (well, most of them) are really willing to learn a second language, and I also learn from them!. as they use all the available technology, we as teachers should also know how to use it, that's why this workshop is really useful.--Enidromo 17:07, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Enidromo (talk)17:07, 10 August 2010

Enid, congratulations on diving into WE as you have done. To date, you have more edits than anyone! Keep at it and don't hesitate to ask questions.

Bnleez (talk)23:57, 10 August 2010
 

Hello: I am Yanahalti and I believe that using wikis is very interesting because it helps us to work together or collaboratively, as I read before the wikis can be used with different purposes it all depends on the people working with them; and if you make a mistake, do not worry about it because it can be reverted. This is my first time using wikis and there are many things that I have to learn about and from them.

Yanahalti (talk)17:15, 10 August 2010

Thanks for sharing what you found interesting in the readings and videos. And you are absolutely right about it all depending on the people who contribute to the cause. Let's put the "Fomento stamp" on content related to TESOL!

Bnleez (talk)00:01, 11 August 2010
 

Hello!! My name is Maru and I have been working in Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes for 8 years. I love giving classes even when it is sometimes hard. I registered to this course because I wanted to learn how to use this website and also because nowadays technology is really important. WikiEducator is really interesting and you can learn from others, but I want to continue learnign about it. I am interested in enviromental problems, culture and traditions of other places. I am an English teacher.

Maruny025 (talk)18:37, 10 August 2010

I think WE is an ideal place for linking your interests in environmental issues and culture to TESOL. Welcome!

Bnleez (talk)00:06, 11 August 2010
 

HeLLo!!! Well, well... I am Lolis, an English teacher at the UAA, I´ve been here for 14 years now. I love to work here. I just want to learn how to use this!!! I am not good at this kind of workshop, I´d rather to use color pens :)

LolisitaJimenez (talk)18:46, 10 August 2010

How do you feel about color text (smile)? Welcome to the workshop that encourages the use of color to brighten up one's user page!

Bnleez (talk)00:18, 11 August 2010
 

Hello, my name is Adriana Medina Franco, I've been an English teacher at the UAA for 10 years and I'm interested in cooperative learning. Today is my first day working with wikies and I feel lost in the space, I urgently need a more simple explanation of what this is and what it is for (I know I can read all the tutorials but this way does not match my expectations and needs).  I think wikies can be useful but once they're meaningful and relevant for you; a question comes to mind does anyone use wikies in his classes?,  how does he use them?, and how does he use them for?

Adris (talk)19:19, 10 August 2010

All excellent questions Adriana. We all started feeling the same, "lost in space", but hang in there and keep asking questions. If you are interested, I'd be more than happy to explain how I am using Wikieductor this semester in my academic writing and qualitative research I courses. I bet if you post a question to the Wikieducator Group you'd receive additional examples as well.

Bnleez (talk)01:32, 11 August 2010

Can I take a look at your academic writing and qualitative research materials, Ben? Would you please e-mail me the links?

Adris (talk)18:17, 11 August 2010

Here are my two classes I'm working on this semester:

Bnleez (talk)18:42, 11 August 2010
 
 

Hi Adriana!

I think that an activity using wikis in our classroom is creating a story. In this way all the students can work together in writing and they can see what's been edited; they can correct grammar and vocabulary mistakes, etc. Hope this will be useful for you!

Gisela suarez (talk)17:35, 12 August 2010
 

Hello everyone, my name is Alma Zaragoza and I have been teaching English for 7 years, I think wikieducators is a great oportunity to learn very very new things, techniques and ideas besides sharing a lot what people have. As adriana said I feel lost in the space but as Ben said we must keep practicing, asking and searching not only for been updated, moreover to learn how to use this interesting technology in class. I am willing to learn a lot from all of you. --Alma 12:55, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Alma (talk)12:55, 12 August 2010
 

Hi everyone!

My name is Gisela Suarez. I've been teaching english for 6 years at UAA. I also work at a private high school. I'm interested in learning new ways of applying technology in the classroom as our students are using it on a daily basis. I hope I can be WikiArtisan in a few months!! ;)--Gisela Suarez 17:28, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Gisela suarez (talk)17:28, 12 August 2010
 

Hi! I'm Ezequiel Carranza and I've been teaching for four years. I've been teaching at UAA for a whole semester and I'm looking for different ways of improving my teaching. I found really interesting and fun to teach English to different ages and levels. I think one of the things that keeps you enthusiastic about what you do is to be open to different ways of teaching. I like what I do and I'm always open to different views.

Ezrcks (talk)14:07, 14 August 2010
 

Hello, everyone. I'm Norma Rocha and I've been working as an English teacher for 8 and a half years. It has been a satisfying and challenging experience since every semester I work with new students who need my help to learn a language. I think doing a major, a master's and a diploma is not enough to facilitate learning. There are new strategies, techniques and technological resources I must learn to use to improve my teaching. I really hope to be able to use WikiEducator this semester to take advantage of it and really apply it in class. Besides, I would like to get a certification in Collaborative Learning to link it to WikiEducator.--Norma Rocha 14:21, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Norma Rocha (talk)14:21, 14 August 2010
 

Hi everyone! My name is Flor Zacarías but I'm better known as Losh. I graduated from the BA in ELT a year ago and I really enjoy teaching. I've been teaching children for 5 years and working with young adults for a year. I cannot say who I prefer (whether children or adults) because I think that students, no matter their age, teach you many things and help you grow everyday. Being teachers doesn't mean that we know everything, we learn from life and from students everyday and that's what I love about my job. Regarding wikis, I have to say that I'm not used to use them at all; however,I'd like to learn as much as I can and see how much advantage I can take from them (and from technology in general) to give better classes. I'm sure I'll need a lot of patience 'cause I get desperate easily with this issues, but I hope I learn a lot! Losh

Losh (talk)14:22, 14 August 2010
 

Hello. I´m Saida Arenas and I am 28 years old. I´ve been working as a teacher ever since I was 22 years old. I really like what I do and find it very rewarding. I work with adults but I have taught kids as well. Nowadays, I coordinate a language school and teach at the UAA. I sometimes find it tirying because I work 9 hours from Monday to Friday and 6 on Saturdays but I don't see myself doing anything else I love it. I look forward to learning more from this wiki.

Saida (talk)15:10, 14 August 2010
 

HELLO , MY NAME IS VICTOR MANUEL RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ AND IT IS A PLEASURE BEING AN EFL EDUCATOR AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE AND LEARN FROM ALL OF YOU. I HAVE BEEN IN THIS LIFE CAREER FOR ALMOST 15 YEARS BUT I AM ALWAYS WILLING TO LEARN ...THANKS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. --VICKO MANUEL 15:30, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

VICKO MANUEL (talk)15:30, 14 August 2010
 

Hello everyone!! My name is Nelli I've have been teaching English at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes for 4 years and I also teach for the B.A. in English Language Teaching at the same university. I'd like to learn as much as I can and see how much advantage I can take from other people and in the same way I can use in my classes.

--NELLIPORTAL 16:03, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

NELLIPORTAL (talk)16:03, 14 August 2010
 

Hello.

I am Katya Carreón and this is totally new for me. I really hope to learn how to use wikis and do not be lost.

I will appreciate all the help you can give me.

Thanks.

Katya (talk)17:09, 14 August 2010
 

Hello everyone,

I'm Ana Lucia Sanchez Martinez and my goals as an EFL educator are to learn more about the use of new technologies, start a PhD and continue updating and improving my teaching practice through every means possible.--Mtzsanchez 16:03, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Mtzsanchez (talk)16:03, 27 August 2010
 

Authoring approach

Ricardo Medina

This approach has many possibilites for the teacher and students, but also I can see some disadvantages. For example my concern is that any material used in one classroom or in a certain enviroment can not necessary give the same effect in another one. So the teacher has to be skillful enough to adapt and arrange every activity according with the students' profile where he has to use it. The same happens with ideas, one idea is good when used with certain people and with some particular characteristics, but not with all the learners. Well, I wellcome this situation and I hope I can share my ideas and get good ones.

The authoring approaches can be used and they can result in ideas that work for our particular teaching situation. One problem can have many solutions, and the more ideas we get, it might be easier to find a solution.

Up to this moment wiki is of grat help as it is, I hope the future can bring something new. Thanks.

Ricardomedina (talk)00:07, 12 August 2010

Hello I am Martha González and I really looking forward to learning and using wikis. I am not very good at this kind of means but I am a quick learner and I know it is not going to be a great deal for me, at least I hope so. I consider that in this changing world we need to be more and more involved with technology, so by using wikis we can get our students' attention by providing updated information.

Marthagonzalez (talk)13:30, 12 August 2010
 

I believe open authoring approaches contribute to the development of updated material related to an area, education in this case. As it was mentioned by other participants, these approaches provide the opportunity to work collaboratively to reach common goals; however, I believe we should be careful to use valid information and include its reference or source since not all the information we can find in wikis is reliable.

One of the biggest advantages of OER is that anyone can have access to knowledge no matter where he is or what his social status is.

Norma Rocha (talk)16:28, 14 August 2010
 

Fer Montantes

Fer Montantes

I consider that open authoring is a very useful approach for learning materials. Many people can contribute and give opinions about any topic or project related to education. We only need to evaluate all the opinions and suggestions made by other teachers and to take what we consider the most suitable strategies and techniques for our case. I consider all opinions are valuable and that everybody can help each other since we are working together and maybe we have had the same experiences.

Fermont (talk)12:44, 11 August 2010

I think an authoring approach gives us the opportunity to find and share different ways to improve your teaching. Of course you have to know what meets the objectives you want to achieve as an educator.I Find this means very helpful and interesting.

Saida (talk)15:23, 14 August 2010
 

What are your thoughts on quality and open authoring?

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Consider the following questions, add your name as a heading and let us know what you think:
  • Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?
  • In your opinion, should closed or open authoring approaches be used in the development of learning resources for use in education? Give reasons for your view?
  • What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in wiki environments?



(Hello Mircka! You may want to copy and paste this message as a reply to this post. If you have questions, let me know. --Benjamin Stewart 19:33, 12 August 2010 (UTC) MAYRA MIRCKA According to what I think, I consider that this "wiki approach" is a useful tool for everyone to be in touch or at least to know other people's ideas. I believe that this approach will help us to share, improve, change, or comment about all the world of ideas that cross our minds. Here we will be working in a completely collaborative community where we all be sharing new ideas to improve our teaching skills.

Bnleez (talk)18:06, 9 August 2010

ITZEL[edit | edit source]

Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?

  • I do not have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach because even it is a very open way, you can always go back to check last changes or post comments or questions to clarify something that was changed and/or unclear for you. In addition, I think that you, as a wiki-user, have to keep an open attitude towards wiki because as you can edit other's people work you can also get edits on yours with the premise of enrichment.
  • I think that authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials in the sense that everything is updated. Here in Mexico we usually have to wait 5 years for English books to be translated to Spanish therefore we are 5 years behind what is current. Let us say that English speakers have the opportunity to get the updated information, because they can get books first in English, etc. Thinking about those English books, there should be time to be printed out and edited, and one more time we are waiting for them to be published. Using wiki, specially in wiki educators, we have the opportunity to write it as we think about it, or edit it from our point of view or from what we are experiencing. This is then what I call "fresh information and ready to be used".

Should closed or open authoring approaches be used in the development of learning resources for use in education? Give reasons for your view?

  • In my opinion, closed or open authoring approaches should be used in the development of learning resources for use in education because as I mentioned before information is fresh, updated, and is made up from a great variety of opinions and experiences which enriches our work and knowledge.

What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in wiki environments?

  • I have to say that the code or registration under which, all edits and uploads are done. By assuring that everything you post can be legally posted in wikis, by checking at the end of the webpage the copyrights.--Itzel Portal 18:32, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
Itzel (talk)18:30, 9 August 2010

I think this Wiki is a great idea and an awesome tool for us as teachers because it provides new materials and topics for us to increase the quality of our teaching. I agree with the idea of an open attitude towards learning something new besides we are using Technology which is a great opportunity for us to share knowledge with other teachers.

Talking about closed or open authoring, I think it would depend on every member but I do think using both will provide better context since eveverything is fresh and people can share their ideas.

About mechanisms I think we users just need to be aware of what we are doing and what we could do so we should respect copyrights and do our uploadings in the appropriate way.

Almalu (talk)19:54, 10 August 2010

You make a very important point Alma about copyrighted material. We will be covering this during this semester as well.

Bnleez (talk)01:36, 11 August 2010
 
 

Yanahalti

I believe that using an open authoring apporach to develop educational materials is a very good way to work because many people would be involved in this process and they would give their own points of view about a topic and in this way the material can be renewed all the time and this will enrich the topics. I also believe that open and close authoring materials are good for education, but right now everything is changing and we have to change and get more techonological and learn to work with it and make our students work, too. The mechanisms to be adopted to have a good quality is to have an administrator who can check and help others to work with the wikis.

Yanahalti (talk)19:53, 9 August 2010
 

NANCY

I consider that an open authoring approach is very useful because in that way we can see and evaluate many different ideas from other people related to learning materials, although that, in some cases the information that some people give is not very realiable so it is important to know if the information that we are taking into consideration is really useful for our work. This kind of authoring approaches of course are very useful to develop learning resourses for use in education because maybe we can have some ideas about a specific aspect related to education but in some cases it is important and necessary to consider other aspects and other opinions in order to compare and choose the better option to success in that specific aspect we are working on. It would be important to ask for some references (author, site, etc.)related to any kind of information that is posted on a wiki, so in that way people would be sure that the information is reliable and useful, besides that, it would benefit to everyone as a wiki community.

Gaby (talk)12:58, 10 August 2010
 

Well, I think that this open authorial approah is really relevant nowadays since it's very accessible for everybody, and we can collaborate with people from all around the world, which makes this project even more interesting, it also encourages and facilitates work --Enidromo 17:44, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Enidromo (talk)17:44, 10 August 2010
 

Maru Martínez. I think an open authoring is a really important approach, because it gives us the opportunity to learn from others and to share different learning materials with different people. Also because nowadays our life is changing and technology is really important.

Maruny025 (talk)18:46, 10 August 2010
 

Geras

I think that using an Open Authoring Approach is an important tool that helps you to find out what other people think about a particular topic. Moreover, it is a good source to make comments based on the ideas that somebody has given toward a certain topic. I would say that the important thing of using an Open Authoring Approach is that an idea can be enriched and expanded if we all contribute by stating our thoughts and opinions. This tool is also essential because it provides you with a great variety of sources that can be effective to improve the way we teach the language.

Geras (talk)00:03, 11 August 2010
 

I think using an open authoring approach is helpful for us teachers to get and share our ideas about different materials. It's an excellent way to work like in a group exchanging different points of view and enrich our way of teaching. It is also respect to what others think when sharing their ideas in certain topics.Then, you can post some comments about that, saying what you think, maybe your expections or some questions you can have. That's what I think

Flor (talk)12:18, 11 August 2010
 

Adriana wrote: "My name is Adriana and I think a wikie is like a white board in the net which can be edited by its users at different times; in other words, I understand that it's like editing a rough draft for a final paper. Am I right?--AMF 19:52, 10 August 2010 (UTC)"

I think there are similarities between a whiteboard and a wiki in that they both promote interaction. But I view a whiteboard as more of a synchronous (i.e., live or in real time) tool whereas a wiki more as an asynchronous tool. Also, I view a whiteboard more as a teaching and learning tool and a wiki as both a teaching and learning tool as well as a tool used for creating content (i.e., open educational resources or OERs). Anyone else have any thoughts or opinions? --Benjamin Stewart 13:37, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Bnleez (talk)13:37, 11 August 2010
 

Martha González[edit | edit source]

I am really looking forward to learning about and using wikis. I am not very good at this kind of means but I am a quick learner and I know it is not going to be a great deal for me, at least I hope so. I consider that in this changing world we need to be more and more involved with technology, so by using wikis we can get our students' attention by providing updated information. I believe that Open Authoring Approaches are a great source of information not only for teachers but for students as well because we can have reliable and updated from fist hand, I mean based on the experience and the opinion of other people that are in the education area or at least related to it. Some of the advantages that come into my mind are: we can edit and we can also share besides experience, knowledge, that certainly will provide us better tools in order to improve our teaching.

Marthagonzalez (talk)13:32, 12 August 2010
 

Gisela Suarez

I think that Open Authoring Approaches should be used in developing resources in education as they give the opportunity to work in a collaborative way, besides the students have a quick access to the information that has been previously edited, so they can share, correct, etc. the same document.

I've read that WikiEducator is more reliable than Wikipedia as in the latter you don't need a verifiable account to make edits, so you can distort information. That would be my only concern, how to find a way to verify the information provided.

Gisela suarez (talk)18:54, 12 August 2010
 

Ezekiel

Hi! i consider the authoring approach to be really helpful for extending someone's idea. In this way, there's a lot of enrichment from different views that contribute to a different perspective from what the author already mentioned. Therefore, the teacher gets a wide view of content that can contribute to develop better classes.

Ezrcks (talk)13:50, 14 August 2010
 

NORMA ROCHA

I believe open authoring approaches contribute to the development of updated material related to an area, education in this case. As it was mentioned by other participants, these approaches provide the opportunity to work collaboratively to reach common goals; however, I believe we should be careful to use valid information and include its reference or source since not all the information we can find in wikis is reliable.

One of the biggest advantages of OER is that anyone can have access to knowledge no matter where he is or what his social status is.

Norma Rocha (talk)14:14, 14 August 2010
 

Nancy Mijares[edit | edit source]

I strongly believe that Open Authoring Approaches are currently essential tools for us as teachers, to share, comment, reinforce, etc., any ideas that can help us to improve our teaching skills and to work as an educational community.

Nancy Mijares (talk)14:15, 14 August 2010
 

De Santos[edit | edit source]

Personally I do not have any concern about an open authoring approach. There are not any risks related to the quality of educational resources. This is due to the fact that users are really interested in networking and committed to collaborating and getting to know different teaching phenomena. This is just a wonderful tool to enhance collaborative work. And not only with educators from the same geographical region or country, but with people from any part of the world. This enables the possibility of getting to know points of view of people with different professional background and experiences.

De Santos (talk)14:23, 14 August 2010
 

NELLI[edit | edit source]

Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?

Well I don’t have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach because this a great opportunity in which we can belong in a teachers’ community of practice, whose emergence is made easier by Internet, and which allows new possibilities of sharing and reuse the materials.

In your opinion, should closed or open authoring approaches be used in the development of learning resources for use in education? Give reasons for your view?

In my opinion the development of learning resources should open authoring approaches because it gives the opportunity that almost everybody has the resources for use in education besides this consists of a suite of software tools that perform a number of functions supporting the production of learning resources.

What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in wiki environments?

Wikis create a situation where learners are not writing to communicate with their teacher like in a traditional learning environment but students are rather writing to communicate with their peers. This environment teaches learners, the art of constructive criticism and they become less reliant on the teacher for feedback and guidance. Students and learners who use wikis feel more responsible for their content they publish. This then creates a sense of collective ownership thorough their contribution, to the class. While at the same time a greater sense of knowledge sharing is achieved a community is developed, improving communication among the users of the wiki.

--NELLIPORTAL 14:26, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

NELLIPORTAL (talk)14:26, 14 August 2010

No, I´m not concerned about the quality of these resources. It is important to know and learn about other educators around the world. I aslo think it is important to share experiences and questions related to Teaching.

It is always good to be updated and know what's new out there. I´m really loking forward to learning more about wikis.

Saida (talk)15:00, 14 August 2010
 

LOSH

I don't have any concerns yet. However, I consider that an Open Authoring Approach provides a great opportunity to work in group, share our knowledge and expand it at the same time while working trhough the internet. It also allows not only teachers, but also students, to share, comment, add information and get help from others since it's a collaborative work. Nowadays, it is important and it is crucial to familiarize and use technology because is around us and in terms of education it can provide us with a lot of learning resources that we can take advantage to develop better classes. Moreover, I consider that we should be very careful and aware of what is uploaded in the wiki, in this case, in order to have reliable information. Monitoring our work is a good way of keep control of the information that we are going to share and/or discuss in these environments.

Losh (talk)14:58, 14 August 2010
 

My name is Martha González and I have been teaching languages for 10 years. I work at UAA and I really like my job. I see myself as a person who always tries to do my best, in these years I have learned that you learn from your students more than you expect, so it is a great chance to be with them. I do not have any experience in the use of wikis, so I think I am going to need extra help but I promise I am going to make an effort and I will try to learn as quick as possible but be patient! So far I can tell you that I found wikis really interesting although I know I need to learn how to use them and how to include them in my classes.

Marthagonzalez (talk)13:16, 12 August 2010

Hello Martha and welcome!

Bnleez (talk)13:54, 14 August 2010
 

ALMA LU MARIN

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