Saturday, December 3, 2011

LoTi Framework

After reading the LoTi Framework at
(, I came to know about different levels of LoTi Frameworks like

LoTi Level 0 - Non-use

LoTi Level 1 - Awareness

LoTi Level 2 - Exploration

Level 3 - Infusion

Level 4a – Integration: Mechanical

Level 4b – Integration: Routine

Level 5 - Expansion, and

Level 6 - Refinement.

Then I came to realize that I'm in Level 1 - Awareness. I usually make use of computer or the Internet in my teaching activities to expose my students to real world situation. I also make them listen accent of native speakers, conversation between two, and I also make them sit with myself to watch video clips or movies which are related with developing English skills of the students.

I know this level (1 Awareness) is not the level where I should be. I want to reach each level one after another quickly so that I could do something innovative in my limitation using all the resources that I have.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Last email of Robert

Hi everyone,

The last email from Robert has really made me sad like you all. It was really very nice experience learning from you all. We all learnt a lot from Robert. I would always be grateful to him for his support where it was a bit difficult situation for me.

I believe 'learning is a life-long process'. We, being teachers, also need to be updated all the time so as to update our students. Therefore, I would like to request you all to be in touch via Blogs.

I've also created a group 'Webskills 2011 Robert-Friends' on Facebook (

I request you all to join the group and be in touch if possible. It would help us know each other a bit more.

I will really miss you all. Being together for 10 weeks has really made us emotionally attached. Thanks for being supportive.

Dipendra Prasad Kanu (Deep),

Advice to the future participants by Dipendra Prasad Kanu

Hi Robert,

Everybody has already given their precious advice to the future participants.

5 pieces of sound advice of Avraham Roos, website addresses of Roza Zhussupova with nice suggestions, list of what Elmira Ilizarova has learnt and the do's and don'ts of Elmira Ilizarova, ten tips of Masafumi Kosaka, some important points of Johanes L. Taloko, six tips of Mun Sim Jeon, addition to the do's and don'ts tips by Roza Ibrahim, 11 tips by Yariela Cantarero and lots of useful tips by other friends have said much but I also want to share something from my side.

1st: Spare enough time for your learning.
2nd: Have cool mind to study with no pressure at all.
3rd: Keep the deadline and topics in mind even if you're offline.
4th: Write comments or your views on the first reading of the text, because you'll not have time for second reading.
5th: Keep in continuous touch with your international friends and share on their blogs.
6th: Bookmark all the useful sites which you may need later.
7th: Keep in touch with your instructor.
8th: Don't give up. Look back sometimes to see you are ahead of at least someone.
9th: Integrate technology in your teaching right after you learn. Don't pen down for tomorrow.
10th: Be informed of what is going on all around like Nicenet, google-sites, Jupitergrades, blogs, pages of friends, Wikis, Inbox (emails), comments of others on your comments, etc.
11th: Save passwords and usernames of the accounts you make during your learning at various places like diary, notepad, email draft, etc.
12th: Be ready for much more learning next week than this week.
13th: Keep the list of class members with their emails.
14th: Print all the important information that you may need every week.

These are the things that came out from my mind for the future participants. Had I known about these suggestions, I would have done much better than this.

I've used some color so that it's easy for you to read but if it disturbs, I'm sorry for that.

Deep, Nepal

Advice to the future participants by Tatsiana Senina

1. Start treating the course as the part of your everyday life from the very beginning. 10 weeks is not so temporary. It's nearly 3 months.

2. If you want to do your best, start planning and scheduling when you do what.

3. Follow instructor's advice how things should be done: the way the posts are written, templates, etc.

4. Be yourself, don't be afraid to speak up or express a different point of view.

5. Copy straightaway all the links and material you find especially interesting and useful, otherwise you can lose it or just forget where it was easily.

6. Interact with your groupmates.

7. Be "present" as a lot of interesting discussions can be missed.

8. Be yourself, don't be afraid to speak up or express a different point of view.

Advice to the future participants by María Eugenia Balderrama Rocha

Hello everybody,

My coursemates have already given wonderful pieces of advice. I am sure new participants will have a wonderful time if they take the wise advice. I can mention some that worked well with me or may have helped me even more:

1. Read the instructions carefully before working on a task.
2. Focus on the topic(s) or activity.
3. If you have any questions, don't feel afraid to ask them. You are not supposed to know everything and we are all learning new things.
4. Have a file where you keep the most important information and links related to this course.
5. Ask for some pieces of advice to administer time and work on the different tasks more wisely at the very beginning or when you feel the need.
6. Do not wait until the last minute (unless it is an emergency or you really lack of time).
7. Take this course when you have a vacation. It is even more fruitful when you have enough time to work on the different activities and read the material.
8. Enjoy every activity. It is unique!

If I had to go back in time, Nº 3, 4, and 5 would help me a lot.

Warm regards,

Advice to the future participants by Yariela Cantarero

My advice to future participants

1.   Never say never: Sometimes we face issues we think they are imposible to reach, but believe me, it is not true. You must try and give a second and even a third try and you will get it.

2.   Organize your works, it is better to have everything in your computer or i-phone right there on hands in order to change or do something faster. For examples: links, webs, notes, tasks to have a reminder of what you have to do next.

3.   Read and search. Not only stay with what the course offer. Also, try to look into books or articles from other authors, it will help you a lot in clarifying concepts you may see confusing to understand.

4.   Be critical with yourself before sending any task.

5.   Learn from your classmates. Wow! I learned a lot from others.

6.   Be open to changes.

7.   Try to avoid typing right on the wall or net you were assigned to send your works. I kept everything in my cellphone and laptop with links and notes. So I can have a backup just in case of any accident.

8.   Remember that this should facilitate your work as teacher not to stress you up more, so be positive and enjoy whatever you must do every week.

9.   Be creative and yourself whenever you have to do something here in the course. It helps you more in the sense that your tutor can have a better idea of what you do and what you learn and what you need to improve.

10.   Feel passion for what you do everyday so people can feel it when they read a task you do here.

11.   Remember that whatever you learn here is not only for your own benefit but for all the community you belong to.

I feel glad and happy with the team I worked with. Thanks guys.