Track: Theoretical and Research Presentations

Author(s): Dolors Capdet; Doris Molero de Martins
Moderator(s):Edith Halderman
Date Saturday, March 19 07:00
Location: North 2
Abstract At a time in which neither employers nor employees know very well what competencies and skills will be required in within five years to be considered an efficient worker, the community building becomes more relevant than ever. The basis of relationship between these communities are, without doubt, the conversations that allow to receive input from different contexts and, therefore, in different languages. In this sense, Second Life is one of the richest environments as it provides three elements that facilitate the collection of meanings: synchrony, contextual elements and simultaneous translation. These three elements have been exploited by UdIE-Universitat de València (Spain) on the Open Course: New Literacies and New Connectivist Environments (NANEC2010/11, In this presentation, it’ll be shown how and why Second Life is used as the platform where synchronous tutoring and all the hand-workshops are held , while Elluminate is used for conceptual sessions.
Bio(s): Dolors Capdet: Graduate: Journalism (UAB, Barcelona-Spain), Postgraduate: Online Training (UOC, Barcelona-Spain): Master. Professional Expert in e-learning 2.0. (UCJC, Madrid), Postgraduate: Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (U. Manitoba-Canada), Master: Teaching and Learning with MUVEs (MUVEnation, 2009), PhD student in Curricular Innovation (UNED). Author: Nuevas Alfabetizaciones y Entornos Connectivistas (UdIE-UV, 2010), The importance of communicative competence in educational process (EDEN 2010), Elementos Visualización datos y Redes (4rt. C. Cibersocietat. 2009). Co-author: Collection Educational tools for SL (MENON. Brussels, 2010), Readings in The Pedagogical Practices for Virtual Worlds (MENON. 2010), Programari lliure per a PIMES (Live-CD, COEIC, 2005). Advisor of educational projects and also coordinator of NANEC2010/11 (UdIE-UV).
Doris Molero de Martins:   EFL Professor at Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin ( in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Doctor in Sciences of Education specialize in curriculum and instruction. Her doctoral research is based on the use of web 2.0 tools as multiliterate agents in the EFL Class at university level. Holds a master degree on Educational Informatics (2002) and graduated from Modern Language School at Universidad del Zulia (1991). Have taught English as a foreign language to high school and adult learners for 19 years. Her online and face to face teaching and learning experiences includes joining the Webheads in Action, creating and moderating EFL University a Ning social network that works as a CoP where EFL students and teachers practice and learn together how to use web 2.0 tools to learn English as a foreign Language. Also participates with her students at International Collaboration. Worked in the tagging and aggregating blog project Writigmatrix. Profesor en Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín Educador en WikiEducator Maestros en Webheads en Acción

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