1. What they like about blogging.
Firstly, before I entered this course, I already know about blogging. I love to blogging because I can read other’s mind by just entering their blog. The purpose why I am blogging is because I like to read e-novel. I love to read and sometimes I need to spend a lot of money just to buy books. However, after I know that we can read the books or novel in someone’s blog, I become addicted to surf their blog. And it becomes my new hobby.
One day, I wonder if I have my own blog, it must be fun as I can share my view or experience to others bloggers. However, I do not know how to start my blogging account. Since it is a new thing, my friends do not know how to help me. I am very happy to have blogging assignment for this course. Now, I know that if we must go to www.blogger.com in order to start blogging. This is my blog suhailisarif69.blogspot.com.
I love blogging because it is like an e-diary for me. Specifically for this course, I have to write what I have learnt for that particular week. As I said before, blogging is like e-diary. What make I like about it is, I can decorate my entry @ diary for that day like put picture, video, or anything that related with the topic I learnt on that week. Compared to diary, I cannot put all those things on it.
2. What they do not like about blogging.
One of the advantages of blogging are I can get comment from others bloggers about my entry. So, I know whether they agree with me or not. However, I am quite disappointed because after I wrote the entries, it is quite difficult to get feedback from them. Maybe this is my fault because I think if I want others bloggers to leave their comments, I should start comment their blogs first.
Another thing is if I go to my friends’ blog, they tend to write entries that make me sad. This is because they write it unprofessionally by using their emotions while writing the entries. They should realize blog is open to all surfers through out the world. Everyone can read our blog. So, they have to bare in mind that if they want to write anything, they must think the consequences.
3. What have they gained from blogging eg. Language skills, improved fluency, critical thinking, improved thought processes, technology skills etc.
1. Critical thinking
2. Technology skill
Many things I gain from blogging. In terms of critical thinking, I have developed it as I have to reflect what I have learnt for that particular week. Besides, I have to think why the lesson is important and how I apply it to my students. Besides, I cannot simply write want I want to write because blogging is a worldwide thing. I have to think the sensitivity of other people.
Technology skill is another skill I learnt from blogging. Via blogging, I know how to put picture, video, music, and other gadgets in my blog. It makes my blog more attractive and i have put others bloggers link in my blog. So, it is for me and others blogger to go to their blog.
5. What they like about the course
This course has taught me many things about how to integrate technology in ESL classroom. They are internet skill, photo editing, audio editing, video editing, e-book, developing four skills in lesson plan and how to use software to teach children English lesson. I can apply this knowledge when I am going for teaching.
6. What they do not like about the course
I do not like the time that we get to learn all these interesting and beneficial skill within 14 weeks. I think if I get more time to learn other skills, I can get more knowledge.
Other than that, I realize I just learn about how to use technology in teaching English for the instructional material. The non-technology instructional material is not being teach in this course as the course entitled using and developing resources in ESL classroom.
7. What they have learnt from the course?
As I said earlier, I have learnt internet skill, photo editing, audio editing, video editing, e-book, developing four skills in lesson plan and how to use software to teach children English lesson.
8. What they do not expect but have learnt from the course
I do not expect to learn about internet skill like photo editing, uploading in the youtube and so on.
9. What they expect but have not learnt from the course.
At first I expect to learn how we are going to be creative to use non-traditional teaching aids in the ESL classroom. However, we are learning about technology teaching aids and it is a new experience to me.
10. If they can change anything about the course, state what it is and explain.
I think we should have lecturer and tutors for this course. It is quite difficult for my lecturer to handle it alone. This course requires us to do many tasks. I think if she has more assistants, it can help her a lot.