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No. 64 Learning Online Learning Offline (2010年11月10日)

カテゴリー: The Treasure Hunt Club
This month I would like to introduce a long list of web-basedresources and introduce someresources that might be helpful if you have an extensive readingprogram or if you arethinking of setting one up.

Jane Hart has released her annual list of web tools for learning. Forseveral years now, shehas been introducing tools on her website, Jane’s Pick of the Day.Each year in the fall shealso publishes a list of the most popular 100 websites and softwareand tools for learning.The list is made after she compiles the results of questionnaires shesends out to learningprofessionals worldwide. Jane and many of the learning professionalsmentioned areconcerned with corporate learning, but the list is well worth a look.You may or may not findsomething new, but you can clearly see trends in e-learning. Janeidentifies these in a relatedarticle. The list can be found at:http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100-2010.html

Extensive Reading
For those of us promoting more learning by computer, it is sometimeseasy to forget some ofthe wonderful ways that students can learn without computers. Two ofmy favorites arejournal writing and extensive reading and this month I’d like tomention some extensivereading resources and news.

First, The Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF)(http://www.erfoundation.org/erf/) has beenaround for a few years. At their website you can find information onreadability and gradedreader scales. They recently announced that the first ExtensiveReading World Congress willbe held at Kyoto Sangyo University in Japan in September of 2011.http://erfoundation.org/erwc1/

The SSS (Start with Simple Stories) group has lots of great resourcesin Japanese. If you arenot familiar with extensive reading it is a good place to begin.http://www.seg.co.jp/sss/

And finally, in a nice use of technology to support offline learning,the MoodleReader is amodule for use with Moodle that provides quizzes for students afterthey have read books,and tracks their progress. You can learn more about it in this Youtube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=JP&hl=ja&v=PBn2HIgBy50. According to the ERFwebsite, more than 1000 quizzes are now available through the module.Here is a pagewhere you can get more information or get started if you areinterested in using theMoodleReader at your institution:http://moodlereader.org/moodle/index.php?lang=en_utf8