Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TES531 End-of-Semester Message from Jeff

Dear TES531'ers,

I hope you all are enjoying Life after Finals.

Grades are now posted on the BUFS website and below is an 'End of Semester' video message from me.

If anyone would like to discuss anything about the course or if you have any lingering questions, feel free to contact me. I am available for virtual office hours day or night during the next couple of weeks.

Please feel free to say in touch via the assorted LearningCall communities or by contacting me directly. I look forward to seeing how some of you use CALL tools in the 'real world'.

Thanks for all of the hard work you put into this course. I hope it was useful for you. I know I learned a lot.

Wishing you all a pleasant, restful summer (online and off).

All the best,

Sunday, June 8, 2014

TES531 Final

Your ‘Final Challenge’ for this course is to provide a screencast or series of screencasts for one of the scenarios described below.
Scenario #1
Prepare a screencast presentation for future generations of TES531’ers.  This can include any or all of the following:
- Briefly introduce and describe some of the tools you found most useful.
- Provide a short ‘how-to’ videos for some of the tools you found most challenging to use.
- Offer some general advice on how to successfully participate in this course and navigate  (don’t worry about hurting Jeff’s feelings - I want you to honestly address any confusions or frustrations you experienced)


Prepare a screencast presentation for current or future coworkers about how to implement CALL tools and resources into their work.
- Choose at least three tools and resources. Describe what they are and how to use them and  provide examples (from you or others) demonstrating how they could be used in your coworkers teaching environments.  

* The ‘how-to’ portion of each scenario can be done in Korean if desired.  The goal here is to provide real technical assistance and sometimes that is a lot easier (for presenter and watcher) in L1.

These can be done as one long screencast or a series of shorter ones.  Total screencast time should be at least 5 minutes, but I’d welcome longer ones.  With your permission, I hope to use some of these in future courses to help smooth the way for those that follow you on the LearningCall journey :)

You can use any tool you like to record the screencast, but one of the easiest options is to record with  For a ‘how-to’ video, take a look at the Screencasting Guide using Screencast-o-matic .  You could also use a Google+ Hangout-on-air, broadcast it so that it is recorded, and use the screensharing feature.   All screencasts are due by June 20.  Please check to see if you can technically screencast as soon as possible. Do NOT wait until June 19. I will be available most of the day Tuesday (June 10)  and most evenings this week for virtual office hours, specifically to provide any screencasting assistance.   Once recorded, screencasts can be uploaded to your Google Drive and shared privately with me or uploaded to your YouTube channel and posted on your blog.
I'll be standing by to provide virtual assistance and look forward to some interesting viewing. Good Luck!