Welcome to WELL II 2012!


My name is Carla Raguseo and I’m the online tutor and designer of the WELL course. I started integrating blogs and wikis into my classes seven years ago and my teaching has never been the same since then. They say that "One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.", right?  Together we’ll discover how these tools can help us boost motivation and develop learning autonomy in our students within a content-based approach to language learning.

Our WELL blog is one of the three online spaces we will use throughout the course to share experiences and expand our learning networks. On the sidebar, you’ll find the blogs that were created by other EFL teachers in previous courses. Check them out!


I'd like to invite you to introduce yourselves and share your experiences with blogs and wikis as well as your expectations for this course. Also, take your time to look around and make yourselves at home!

18 Response to Welcome to WELL II 2012!

Anonymous
April 17, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Hi!
I'm Ana Ferrara. I'm from Mendoza, Argentina. I have been an Englsh teacher for 7 years.
I have only read some blogs from certain institutions, but I don't know how they work, how to create and comment on them.
As regards wikis, I didn't know they existed! I only knew Wikipedia, and I thought it was just a website! I had to look for the definition of "wiki" before I decided to take the course!
I'm eager to learn how to create and use blogs and wikis for my classes, I love working with technology, but I still have a lot to learn.

April 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Welcome, Ana!!

Well you have already left your first comment on a blog, right? :-)

I'm really glad you've joined us and I'm sure we'll unveil the potential of blogs and wikis for language learning together.

Let's get started!

Warm regards,

Carla

April 17, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Hello, I'm Graciela Castelli, one of the Directors of e-duTraining. I'd like to welcome you all to this new issue of WELLm a very successful course indeed.

Thank you, Carla, for sharing your expertise with us and thank you all for daring to join us.

Enjoy!
Graciela

April 17, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Thank you, Graciela!

I'm sure we'll have a great learning experience.

Hugs,

Carla

April 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Hello! My name is Greta Fijtman and I live in Rosario. I'm a student of 4th year at San Bartolome.
I've worked with wikis with Carla but I know that I still have to learn more about them. Regarding blogs, I don't know how to work and how to make post in them.
I hope that by the end of the course I will be able to learn how to use wikis and blogs.

April 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Welcome aboard, dear Greta!

You've come to the right place to learn about blogs and wikis!

I really hope this course will meet your expectations.

Hugs, Carla

Anonymous
April 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I'm Ana Laura Ferrara again. How can I do to post a comment with my name and not appearing anonymous?

April 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Hi, Ana Laura!

In the drop-down menu below the comment field you can choose the option "name/URL" and write your name there or you can create a Google account and the edit your Blogger profile. Check out the tutorial on the platform!
Hugs,
Carla

April 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Hi everybody! I'm Inés Cabrera from San Pedro, Jujuy. I received last year the netbook from Conectar Igualdad programme. Although I had experienced with blogs I couldn't work with my students. hope that I can learn how to take advantage of this new alternative.

April 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM

hello!!
I am Patricia Horihuela from San Pedro, Jujuy.
Iam eager to know more about blogs and wikis because I have an idea about them but I need to learn how to create and work with them.
see u

Ana
April 21, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Hi again! Let's see if I can post being ME, not anonymous!

Ana
April 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM

But my picture doesn't appear :(

April 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Welcome Inés and Patricia!!

It's wonderful to have colleagues from all over the country aboard!

Looking forward to learning together!

Carla

April 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Ana,

If you choose the "Name/URL" option your photo won't appear. Once you have your Google account, you'll have to choose the "Google" option from the drop-down menu.

Let's give it another try! ;-)

April 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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April 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Let's see now. I'm still kind of lost in this, because when I created the account I actually created a Blog?? I had to chose a name for my blog also...thank God I decided to take the course! :D

April 22, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Great, Ana!

I can see you now!! Way to go!

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