Class blog for EICUIB1000.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Results of Blog Survey (Section 1)

A big THANK YOU to everyone who completed the questionnaire. Here are the results from section 1:

Monday, May 22, 2006

Answer to the questionnaire

1. Did you join the class blog? ans: yes
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog?ans:yes
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments?ans:yes
4. Did you like having a class blog?ans:yes
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet?ans:no
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper?ans:yes
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English?ans:not sure
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course?ans:not sure
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging?ans:yes
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime?ans:yes
Survery: Section 2Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not?
Ans: I am not really an active blogger. Well the reason for that could be that sometimes the computer is not available and sometimes i am too busy to use my blog. I only use it to post my homework but I read all the comments though
12. What did you like about the blog project?
Ans: this is totally a new project for me, before this I never used even the internet for these purposes
13. What did you dislike about the project?
Ans: I don't think I disliked anything about this project.
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks?
Ans: I prefer you giving us the task rather than us choosing our own topics because if there is no work actually given to me i get a bit lazy regarding it.
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks?
ans: yes
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
Ans: the most memorable thing is that the students share their problems.
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog?
Ans: yes! I think it is better to just have one class blog as we have now.
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future?
Ans: yes! I learned how to use this technology, It maybe useful for me in the future.
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime?
Ans: No! it wastes lots of time as I can't type really fast on the computer.
20. How could I improve this blogging project?
Ans:I think dialogues should be conducted in this blogging project.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

My answer

Survey: Section 1
In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.

1. Did you join the class blog? YES
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog? YES
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments? YES
4. Did you like having a class blog? YES
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet? NO
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper? NO
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English? YES
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? YES
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? YES
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime? YES

Survery: Section 2
Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.

11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not?
12. What did you like about the blog project? real life,real things
13. What did you dislike about the project? nothing
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks? i like both
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks? yes
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog? everyone,because it could be exchange English skill
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future? yes,I learned many new teachnology about blog,it's useful for learnig English
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime? Sure,if we had free time.
20. How could I improve this blogging project?
you should correct student's exercises and give advise

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Questionnaire

1. Did you join the class blog?yes
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog?yes
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments?yes
4. Did you like having a class blog?yes
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet?no
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper?not sure
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English? sure
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? not sure
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? yes
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs?not sure In classtime? noOutside classtime?maybe

Survery: Section 2Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? (3times)
How many posts (all times except just one)/ comments did you read?(yes)
How many times did you look at the blog?)(every day)
. If you weren't active, why not?
12. What did you like about the blog project?
(This program was very good for my English level up)

13. What did you dislike about the project?(nothing)
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks?
yes
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks?yes
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
all students' are really wonderful
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog?yes
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology?yes
Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future?yes
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime?
not sure
20. How could I improve this blogging project?good

Seung Yeon and Tho

Questionnaire

Survey: Section 1In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.
1. Did you join the class blog? yes Hiroko, no Nathalie, no Trung
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog? yes Hiroko twice
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments? yes
4. Did you like having a class blog? no
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet? no
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper? no I prefer writing on paper
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English? may be
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? may be no
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? yes
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? not all the students
In classtime? no it's for speaking and listening
Outside classtime? why not

Survery: Section 2
Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you?
How many posts did you create? 2
How many comments did you add? 0
How many posts / comments did you read? some comments
How many times did you look at the blog? 4 or 5 times
If you weren't active, why not? I didn't take time
12. What did you like about the blog project? good idea
13. What did you dislike about the project? it needs a lot of energy
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks? I prefer specific tasks
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks? yes it's a good thing for homework
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs? I don't remember
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog? I prefer an interactive blog with other classmates
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? yes
Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future? yes
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime? no
20. How could I improve this blogging project? No idea
Thank you very much!

Blog questionnaire

Survey: Section 1
In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.

1. Did you join the class blog?
Yes
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog?
Yes
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments?
Yes
4. Did you like having a class blog?
Not sure
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet?
Yes
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper?
Not sure
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English?
Yes
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course?
Not sure
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging?
Yes
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime?
Outside classtime

Survery: Section 2
Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.

11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not?
I've created 3 posts, added 1 comment, read 3 comments and looked at the blog about 7 times. I wasn't active because I'm always overwhelmed with so many deadlines of the lawcases.

12. What did you like about the blog project?
What I like the blog project most is there's appear to be a lot of opportunities for communicating with other people come from the difference countries.

13. What did you dislike about the project?
There's appear to be a little interesting topic for discussion.

14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks?
I prefer to choose my own topics to specific tasks given by another people.

15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks?
Sometimes, it was suitable for homework tasks.

16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
The most memorable thing is Ms.Phung's blog. She shared with us her feelings about the real situation of the Vietnamese happy young generation.

17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog?
I think the former is better.

18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future?
Yes, I did. But it's not so much.

19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime?
No, I think doing so is likely to be a time-consuming in classtime.

20. How could I improve this blogging project?
Give us further interesting and useful topics for discussion.

Nancy's answer

Survey: Section 1In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.
1. Did you join the class blog? yes
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog? yes
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments?yes
4. Did you like having a class blog?yes
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet?yes
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper? both
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English?yes
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? I'm not sure
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? no
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime?yes/both
Survery: Section 2Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not ? I don't count my posts, but I'm sure I did over 2 posts/ I didn't read other's posts and comments much. I looked at the blog every time when I was online.
12. What did you like about the blog project? It was interesting, gave me more activity to do at home and helped my writing.
13. What did you dislike about the project? Our blog was still a bit quiet.
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks? I'd like to have specific tasks.
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks? Absolutely yes
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs? none
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog? I prefer class blog. Teacher could easily correct student's mistake.
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future?No/ Yes
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime? Yes (if we had time)
20. How could I improve this blogging project? Give student more subject for writing.

Questionnaire

Survey: Section1 In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.
1. Did you join the class blog? yes
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog? yes
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments? yes
4. Did you like having a class blog? yes
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet? yes
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper? I prefered writing on the blog.
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English? Writing English could improve our English.I hope so.......
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? Yes,
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? Yes,Teresa did but Sato did'nt
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime? possibly,yes.
Survery:
Section 2Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many commen
ts did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not?
Sato posted all of homeworks. And when I use an internet on weekend, I commented about friend's posted. Teresa tried to post homework.
12. What did you like about the blog project? We have a good oppotunity to write in English.
13. What did you dislike about the project? When we don't have enough time to blog, we feel a little stress.
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks?
The specific task is better.
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks? Yes
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
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17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog? One classblog is better.
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future? Hopely yes.
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime? Out of classtime is better.
20. How could I improve this blogging project? how about telling your student about the more interesting issue on blog.

From Teresa & Sato with love

Questionnaire

Survey: Section 1
In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.
1. Did you join the class blog? yes
2. Did you post anything or write sany comments on the blog? yes
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments? yes
4. Did you like having a class blog? yes
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet? no
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper? I like both.
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English? yes, I'm sure.
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? may be. It's a good way to contact each other.
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? no
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime? may be. It's interesting but it does take time.

Survery: Section 2Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not? I read all the article on the blog.
12. What did you like about the blog project? Problems
13. What did you dislike about the project? nothing
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks? Specific tasks.
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks? It's a sensible way.
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs? Problems.
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog? one class blog.
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future? Yes. I 'm happy that I know how to blogging now.
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime? It's a good idea. but I wish more people join this blog.
20. How could I improve this blogging project? You did a good job, really.
Thank you very much!

Questionnaire (Tramanh/ Mam)

1. Did you join the class blog? Yes, I did/ No(Mam)
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog? Yes/no
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments?Yes/yes
4. Did you like having a class blog? Yes/yes
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet? Yes, but in Vietnamese's web/yes, but in English's web and Thai's
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper? Yes/Both of them
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English? I think it conclude many different factors, but writing on blog is also good for my Enghlish/Yes, I do
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course? Maybe/ Maybe
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging? Yes/ No
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime? I think all British Council English shuld use blogs both in outside classtime and in classtime/ In classtime
Survery: Section 2Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.
11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not? I created two posts and one comments. I have read almost posts and comments on the blog. I ussually look at blog for 3 hours/ sometime when i have time.
12. What did you like about the blog project? We have no idea
13. What did you dislike about the project? We have no idea
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks? We prefer specific tasks
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks? Yes, we did
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog? We think it is better to have one classblog, because we can share the idea easier.
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future? Yes, we did and we do
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime? Yes, we do
20. How could I improve this blogging project? You can ask the student's opinions on the blog.

Blog Questionnaire

Dear Class

I would like to find out what you thought about our class blog. Could you please create a new post on our blog (call it 'Questionnaire'), and copy and paste the following into your post. Then write your answers to the questions.

Survey: Section 1
In the first part, please indicate YES or NO or NOT SURE. Feel free to add any extra information.

1. Did you join the class blog?
2. Did you post anything or write any comments on the blog?
3. Did you read other people's posts or comments?
4. Did you like having a class blog?
5. Before this blog, had you published anything on the internet?
6. Did you prefer writing on the blog to writing on paper?
7. Do you believe that writing on a blog can improve your English?
8. Will you continue to use this blog after this course?
9. Have you told other people about our blog / about blogging?
10. Should all British Council English courses use blogs? In classtime? Outside classtime?

Survery: Section 2
Please answer the following questions as fully as you can.

11. How active a blogger were you? (How many posts did you create? How many comments did you add? How many posts / comments did you read? How many times did you look at the blog?). If you weren't active, why not?
12. What did you like about the blog project?
13. What did you dislike about the project?
14. Did you prefer to choose your own topics or did you like it when I gave you specific tasks?
15. Did you think the blog was suitable for homework tasks?
16. What was the most memorable thing that you read on other students’ blogs?
17. Do you think it is better to have one class blog (as we had), or would it be better for everyone to have their own blog?
18. Did you learn anything new about computers / technology? Do you think this knowledge could be useful for you in the future?
19. Do you think we should have done more blogging in classtime?
20. How could I improve this blogging project?

Thank you very much!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Home work p106

1.which of these ways of meeting people woulu you try?
I'd like to try to join Friends Reunited.
These 5years, I 've been living in foreign coutry.So I don't have many friends.
Therefore I really miss my old friends and I want to know what they are up to now.
I'm not good at useing a computer and I can't search good informations with the help of the internet.
But If some classmates set up friends reunited,I want join it.
It could take off my melancholy.

2.What would you say about yourself in 3 minutes if you were speed dating?
I'm also interested in speed dating. But after I had a series of 3 minutes conversations with 15 people,
I definitely could be fed up.
Anyway I'll tell them that I'm looking for friends who enjoy eating and drinking togther.
I also tell them aboout my job and hobby.
If all of them fill in the card ''miss'', I'll stand up any more .

3.Is there anyone that you would particularly like to get touch with trough a sebsite like Friends Reunited?
Yes,there is.
I really want to get touch with the fellow who belong to the same club in the university.
In those days, we met at the club room and then went to somewhere everyday.
Nowadays I remember that days. I still keep touch with some of them.
But I can't contact with others.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

hw : page 106

I would try Speed Dating. I think it's very convenient like fast food to find partner in 21st century.Because we're in a busy daily life. It's waste time to meet just one person and flirt him/her, then you find out you don't correspondent with him/her. It would take your times much. With speed dating, you could talk to many persons. If you couldn't find a partner for you with speed dating, you could have new friends at least. My point is to have new friend is to learn something new.
Well, three minutes is really a short time for anyone to tell about themself. If I were in "Speed dating", I would tell him some important information. First, I would tell my name and my contact number. Then I would say in one sentence about my personality and my imperfection. Because when we love it's not because the person's perfect, it's because we learn to see an imperfect person perfectly

love

nancy

EICUIB1000 Class Blog

Which of these ways of meeting people would you try?
1.A house warming party according to my culture (Pakistani). When we shift in a new house, we invite relatives and neighbors at our house. The party starts with the recitation of Quran; someone who has the best knowledge of Quran explains the meaning of the verses and guides us how to apply it to our daily life. After a little prayer, the food is served. Ladies and gents are in separate places where they get together to talk, enjoy themselves with there friends and make new friends.
2.I would like a family get together where we share our happiness, share our troubles and try to solve the problems together.
3.I also like celebration meals such as the two important ones in Islam, Eid-ul-fitar and Eid-ul-azha. All the relatives meet at the eldest family member’s house, not strangers. Children also get money from their elders as a Gift.
Above are the three different ways of gathering I adopted from my culture.


Shaista Javaid

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

homework (my problem)

My worst problem which I usally think concerns with cold.
Actually, I really hate cold weather-winter, because
I used to catch common cold in Korea every winter.
Therefore, I was happy to live in Vietnam at first time ,but
I am not.
Do you know why?
The reason is that people in Vietnam always want to keep cool indoor
with airconditioners so it's too hot all the year round.
In my case, when I am exposured at severe cold environment for long time,
my tonsils become swollen soon.
It means , my problem is that I have a weakness for cold.