Tuesday, February 24, 2009

VLE Day

Started actual teaching from the book this morning, which went well. And then this afternoon setting up links to the Wiki, blogs, etc. We tried to do it with all the students in one room, which was a mistake - it would have been better managed in smaller groups, and taught stage by stage. And there was a problem with their laptops sending cookies or wtf to blogspot and googlemail to say the users were Chinese, and they had to manually adjust the language.

It was a bit raggy around the edges, and it took far longer than expected. But it did work. The lesson was, leave nothing to chance, do a carefully staged lesson plan, and factor in the need to change the host sites' language settings.