Thursday, October 05, 2006


Byond the Individual Teacher

Whether is it learned or taught, the concept of mulitlitacies (functional ,critical rhetorical), has an impact on the overall pedagogical design and philosophy of education. When this is digested(the impact of the concept),then the decision of whether to choose between changing the content, the delivery mode, focus on teachers’ PD for leading others into the path change, depends on the extent of the “how/whether/if/what”, that the decision makers and educators have comprehended and digested about the whole process .Certainly ,the efforts done should exceed the individuals to go beyond that to reach the whole community. It will not only add to TPD but it will improve “ the depth of such impacts on educational outcomes.” Projects like what is done in Uganda can add to this point:
And another one on cultural diversity and gender:
The impact on a wider non-connected communities:

Monday, October 02, 2006


Week 1 Thoughts

I have a high diploma in "Adult Education and Illiteracy "in 1992,where I have learned that illiteracy means either not knowing to read or write ,or being ignorant ,unknowledgeable in a specific subjectarea.On going over the readings, what I figuredout is this:
(1)The term 'multiliteracies' was coined to describe what constitutes literacy in today's world…not only language, but " multiple kinds of literacies which are embedded in multimodal texts"
(2)Cope and Kalanstzis (2000), describe multiliteracies as "a word which was chosen by the New London Group who recognized that literacy pedagogy was changing rapidly in our global world". Thus, the fearful fast changes of technology has the great impact here. I will sum up two quotations by Warscharure, in "Electronic Literacies" , on the first page which ,I guess ,I need to know for now. The first one is that; "concepts of literacy changes". The second is" change intersects with other social ,economic, cultural and political factors to help determine how literacy is practiced."



  1. Instead of logging on to MY blog, /I will log on to my bloglines (like the forums in D2L), then read all new posts on those I subscribed to. Some websites do not have RSS so they will not compete in the future. So, I have to get an RSS feed to my blog. Aha! Now I figured out how Downes read and reflect upon these articles and posts…..finally! I still believe I need a tutorial with screenshots. This is how I think the simplest way to understand RSS.
  2. When I pressed the RSS button on the wiki, gave me detailed HTML posts even the deleted ones. Failed to wubscrbe1
  3. On reading Maryanne Burgos’s at . Now I know where I belong into the different notions of multiliteracy; it is the Functional Literacy and Critical literacy! Am I wrong/ Maybe slow too!!
  4. “Selber’s Power Moves Associated with Technological Regularization (pp. 102-103)(xclusion: Deflection,Differential Incorporation ,Compartmentalization ,Segregation ,Centralization,tandardization Polarization –Marginalization ,elegation Disavowal ). tried to apply this to our situation in Khartoum, not the whole Sudan, and I was amazed how many could be ticked:! Not as a conclusion for today’s work, The data(or information as Beth wondered), on this link is interesting indeed. Now I consider myself joined one of the courses which are designed on Critical Thinking Notions. Thanks Vance and good night.9.30 a.m.Ramadan Kareem!



This post was a week ago,when I totally forgot about here!!Multitasing-illeterate!!Sketches taken of Will Richardson’s:


Web 2.0 Tools

After reading several comments and points of view from other webheads, I think I will change to FEEDBlitz ( not started yet). I read about it on an email from Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith in learningwithcomputers yahoo group. I liked the idea of opening my email and finding everything in there,l ike what I have experienced with Learning Times, Downes( I just love this guy!) ,IT weekly and other journals
Web 2.0 tools ?Those I am comfortable with?
The first one is delicious.I like to have my links, tagged, sorted out and organized. It has no problem in using. Lately, I discovered the “do not share” button. I thought it has no privacy.The second tool is flickr, where I upload my photos. Bubblshare is the best where you can upload, create a slideshow with your voice and share it with others.On buzznet this option is also there with a place for comments and adding friends’ blogs to your. Springdoo ,where you can send voice, video emails(much faster?)
Web2.0 tools not comfortable with?
Podmatic (maybe I should try to record something today!!).Vance showed me Multiply, but today, I stumbled over 4shared, same feature of Mutilply ,uploading photos ,music and videos, all in one place. I love it !
Tools I would like to explore?Juice
Adapting ALL the scary, rapidly new invented or created web 2.0 tools will lead one to a near mental break down. Thus, in points: select the appropriate tool to fulfill the objective, try it untill you are comfortable with it, use it, re-use it, re-use-it, re-use it, then, look for a similar one on the market.The selection will be easier as you would be able to by now, what re your students’ needs and goals and how to use the tool to accomplish them.
Questions: How can I set my PBWiki to accept comments?How/where can I post comments on bloglines.I tried to do so with Beth’s, no success.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Multiliteracies for Collaborative Learning Environments

This is the blog created as one of the tasks in TESOL PP 107 with Vance Steven.There is also a wiki in which I started posting on.I hope it will grow to be filled with ALL types of multiliteracies in our world!

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