This is the personal site of Jeff Lebow. I am not a very active 'blogger', but do spend a lot of time online building Worldbridges communities, teaching at BUFS, and LearningCall. Currently, my 'bridge building' is focused on keeping Koreabridge chugging along and bringing Englishbridges back to life, but I also spend time webcasting at EdTechTalk, talking about webcasting at the Academy, MOOC'ing, and lately hanging out a lot with Google+. Most of my content will posted elsewhere in the Worldbridgosphere, but I will sometimes post significant webcasts and project updates here.
I have asked my brave students at Busan University of Foreign Studies create audiovisual materials for the purposes of learning and/or practicing language. Here is some of what they've produced so far. Course Website at: http://eng250.blogspot.com Complete Project Exhibition
Moving courses online has the potential to engage students, improve learning outcomes, and make an educator’s job more interesting. It also has the potential to frustrate learners, distract from course objectives, and make educators long for the days of chalk and erasers. This presentation will focus on strategies and tools that can help us successfully integrate online components into our teaching. These will be broken into the following overlapping areas:
Archiving : providing access to teaching materials and students’ learning objects during and after a course
Broadening: expanding learning conversations and connections beyond the classroom
Listening: enabling teachers to more meaningfully tune in to what students are thinking and experiencing in their courses and addressing the age old challenge of having students pay better attention to what teachers are saying
Engaging: introducing additional opportunities for students to interact with each other, the teacher, and third parties who have some connection to course materials.
For the last couple of months, it's been great to be back on the air with the old EdTechWeekly. This time around, we're streaming 'I Have a Question' each week on Sunday Nights (North American)/ Monday mornings (here in Korea).
I'm not especially a fan of glorifying military toys to the masses, but watching the Korean Black Eagles zip around Haeundae Beach was pretty impressive. The Sand Festival and crowds at Korea's busiest beach were a whole other kind of amazing.