Wednesday, 29 September 2010
WELCOME TO THE BLOGOSPHERE
This year we will work together in a new digital medium besides the university classes.
This blog will be my link with you. Here you will find instructions about what you are supposed to do, links to exercises, assignments on which you are supposed to post comments, challenges, competitions, certificates for he best blog poster, etc.
COMMENTS: In order to post comments you need to create your own Google account (if you don't have one already). Go to google and type: Create a google account follow the steps.
When you sign your comments it is recomended that you do not use your whole name, only your first name and the initial of your last name (for safety reasons). You will then write your nickname on a list circulating in class, so that I know who you are.
If you have doubts about the correctness of your contributions, please email me (I can only speak English!!) or ask a friend/colleague to help.
The comments should not be long, but try to be as original and creative, challenging and imaginative as possible when you respond to posts. Do not only respond to the teacher's post: read and comment on your colleagues' opinions as well, ask them questions, you don't have to pay anything for this, only to gain. A blog is a conversation, so keep it going!
In order to receive other information and instructions directly into your email box, you will have to become members of our yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EnglishDL . To become a member you have to request access to the group owner. You have to go to the group address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EnglishDL and click on "Join this group". Then sign in with your yahoo email address and then follow the steps. At comment to owner, you should give your name, year, section and why you'd like to join the group. Step 2: choose "individual email" and in step 3 choose the option "fully featured", type the code that you see and then click "Join". In a couple of days you should receive the group owner's response.
We will have guests from abroad, students from similar fields as yours.
Revisit certain tasks as you may have to answer certain questions that other visitors might have addressed you.
Everyone in the world can see what you have written, so keep an eye on correctness!
Evaluation will be based on quality rather than quantity.
Wishing you a warm welcome to your first English class without walls!