Thursday, April 10, 2008

Final Project

Dear all,

I have received confirmation from my colleague in the States that we can proceed with the final projects that you will do in collaboration with the American students from Dickinson. As you all know, the exchange with Poznan did not work out (I still haven't heard back from the colleague there!) and I feel it is important to give all of you the opportunity to exchange with peers from abroad. So starting from now the two groups will merge into one as far as tasks are concerned. As always, the difficulty here in Italy is all in the numbers (there are so many of you) so be patient as we work out this final organizational nightmare.


Final Project Wiki Page
We will discuss the project in class on Monday, but if you're curious, I have already created a wiki page for it: http://tulanepadova.pbwiki.com/BloggingEnglish08_Final

Groups
On this page, you will see the groups. The ex-Padova-Poznan groups remain the same. I have made some slight changes to the Padova-Dickinson groups based on who you have Skyped with. If you have problems with these changes, please send me an email.

New Calendar:
Mondays - no changes. If you cannot attend on Mondays, I will post what we do in class on the final project page and you will be responsible for making up for what we do in class.
Tuesdays - Skype session
Wednesdays - Skype session. The Padova-Poznan group will no longer meet 'for class' as some will be Skyping. However, I would like you all to know that the lab is available for non-skypers to use if you want to meet and work on your projects even if you're not skyping.

Skype
Not everyone in the group has to Skype every lesson, but at least 1 or 2 of you do. If you are a group of 4, I suggest you alternate 2 each week. You are welcome to switch as fits your schedule. Those of you who Skype will then, through your blogs, share with your partners what you Skyped about.
Help! I still need one Padova-Poznan group to switch to Tuesdays. Even if 2 or 3 out of 4 can and 1 can't, that's enough, but I cannot proceed with the organization until I know which can Skype on Tuesdays. I'm counting on one of you to step forward!

I've tried to be as clear as possible, but as often happens, I'm not so please feel free to write comments for clarificiation. We will, nonetheless, discuss this more clearly in class on Monday.


Sarah

2 comments:

Stefania said...

hi Sarah,
if you don't mind, I'd like to skype from home on Tuesday.

Stefania said...

always me... I haven't found my names in the groups for the final project... let me know. My American peer is Kristen.