I visited this page and I liked the way they display all the information there. They started by giving a definition of what a videoconferencing is. Then a short history of how videoconferencing developed is given. At the end a summary is given about the impotance of videoconferencing nowadays.
You shall see most apps and site from the web 2.0 here, in a ppt designed to help ESL/SFL teachers cope with the web 2.o in class. Topics disscussed: efl teaching, esl teaching, web 2.0, delicious, tagging. social bookmarking, microblogging, blogging, twitter, alice in wonderland, digital native, digital immigrant, digital voyer, digital refugee, podcast, rss reader, feed, aggregate. Care to leave a comment? Thanks! Thiago Eduardo - email@example.com (presentation made for a Braz-Tesol one day seminar in Brasilia, Brazil on May 30th, 2008)
This wiki is very intresting because it gives different options to add of delete information that you want to add. It has forums, e-mail, and maany other things you can use in order to have a better understanding on how this page works.
I liked this page because it first introduces you to concepts regarding webquests. It algo gives different options or tips about creating webquests and this page guide you to find other ones and have them as examples.
What is a Podcast? Below is a definition of podcasting pulled from Wikipedia that provides you with information about podcasting, its roots and some of the techincal aspects surrounding podcasting. The following is provided free from editing and I take no credit for this wonderful explanation.
Podcasting, created by former MTV VJ Adam Curry, is a term that was devised as a crisp way to describe the technology used to push audio content from websites down to consumers of that content, who typically listen to it on their iPod (hence the "pod") or other audio player that supports mp3 at their convenience. The term podcasting is meant to rhyme with broadcasting and is a derivative of the iPod platform. While not directly associated with Apples iPod device or iTunes music service, the company did contribute both the desire and the technology for this capability. Podcasting is not unlike time-shifted video software and devices like TiVo, which let you watch what you want when you want by recording and storing video, except that podcasting is used for audio and is currently free of charge. Note, however, that this technology can be used to push any kind of file, including software updates, pictures, and videos.
Podcasting uses an XML-based technology called RSS, or Really Simple Syndication. Content publishers describe new content in an XML RSS file which includes dates, titles, descriptions, and links to MP3 files. This auto-generated file is called an RSS feed. The key to making podcasting work with RSS is enclosures, a feature supported by RSS 2.0.
What makes podcasting special is that it allows individuals to publish (podcast) radioshows, that interested listeners can subscribe to. Before podcasting you could of course record a radio show and put it on your website, but now people can automatically receive new shows, without having to go to a specific site and download it from there.
There are many advantages of CALL, some of them are the following:
-It fosters learners' autonomy -It allows students to practice whatever they want and in any time. - It helps students to learn in a different way (not traditional classroom) -It gives students the access to comunicate with people form different countries -students are able to practice all language aspects (writing, listening, speaking and reading)