Wikispaces classroom is an online platform that enables you as a teacher to help students collaborate in an engaging educational environment. Research indicates that using Wikispaces improves students' learning outcomes and performance (Oprea, 2016). It also encourages interactions among students through peer-editing and projects. It also enhances interaction between teachers and students as well (Singh, Harun and Fareed, 2013). In this course you will learn the method of creating a professional wikispaces classroom website. The course focuses on areas by which you can maximize the learning process through creating pages, making your students participate in projects in which peer editing takes place. You will also learn how to embed creative widgets that will encourage your students to engage more. This course also examines ways in which teachers can assess their students' performance and track their progress as well. Eventually, This course is a professional development for every teacher, like you, who is looking for an optimal teaching experience.
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Amany is an ESL Instructor, blogger, Educational Technology specialist, and accreditation expert. She has been teaching in Higher Education for 15 years. She also taught many courses such as Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Second Language Acquisition, and Corpus Linguistics . She's been training teachers to incorporate technology in the classroom for ten years. She published a number of research papers and gave presentations in TESOL International, INTED and EDULEARN.
Conference Proposals Reviewing
TESOL international since 2010- 2016 (Reviewing Proposals for ESP and IEP interest-sections)
SITE (Society for Information technology and Teacher Education) (Reviewing submitted Papers to the conference)
A member of SITE program Committee
Advisory Board member of the Global Education Conference
Conferences and research Activities
KSAALT Annual Conference, KSA 2014
Using Corpora in the EFL Classroom
English Language Forum, Prince Sultan University, KSA 2014
Flipped Classroom: Research and Challenges
ELT Forum, Prince Sultan University, KSA, 2013
Infographics as an Effective Learning Tool
TESOL Arabia 2012 "Creativity in the Classroom with Alice"
45th Annual TESOL Convention, March 17–19, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Practice oriented 1-Using scratch software to promote learner autonomy
Electronic Village Fair Workshop 2- Text to voice applications to promote speaking skills
International Conference on "Teaching and Learning as Tools of Progress in Higher Education". Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia 2010
Integrating Critical Thinking in the EFL Classroom
The ED-MEDIA 2010- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications held in Toronto, Canada, June 28- July 2, 2010Using Storytelling Alice to Teach Egyptian Students Speech Acts (Paper)
Effective web tools for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, Global Education, 19th November 2010 (Web conferencing)
The International Technology, Education and Development (INTED)Conference held in Valencia, Spain, 8th-10th of March 2010
1- Using Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom (Virtual paper)
2- Using Storytelling Alice to Motivate English Language Learners (Virtual paper)
The First International Workshop on Applied Linguistics, Translation and Computational Linguistics, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, KSA, 2009
Paper: Translating Metaphors in Business Discourse: A Cognitive Approach
TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, UAE March 2009
Presentation: Using Language Corpora in the EFL Classroom