Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Do you have any problems or difficulties teaching a target language (TL) using current network technology? What about your students? What should you do if your environment does not support the TL? Give up using the technology? Of course not!
This study forum introduces a pilot project aimed at helping students of Japanese language share and develop learning strategies using the university b-board system, where students discussed their learning experiences with classmates across the sections in English. Eiko Ushida shares some successful and unsuccessful stories of this project.
Ushida sensei's paper is at
So read the paper above and go to TAPPED IN. There will be Ushida sensei and other participants. TAPPED IN is open to everybody and the presentation will be done in English.
This event is open to anybody who is interested in the topic. It will be at http://www.tappedin.org. This will be part of Summer Carnival and there will be interesting sessions all day. Please ask around where this session would be when you log in. Keiko and KeikoS (both Keiko Schneider) and other HelpDesk volunteers will direct you to the right room.
Instructions to log in as a guest
1. Go to http://www.tappedin.org
2. Click the "Guest Login" Button on the TAPPED IN home page
3. Be patient while loading
4. When prompted in the bottom window, erase the text next to the word SAY, and type your name and hit return.
5. When loading is done, you will be in the Reception area.
6. To talk, type in the message in the window next to the word SAY. Then press the SEND button or the ENTER key
7. There will be HelpDesk to assist you to get to the right room.
Download and print this document. It will explain the interface really well. http://www.tappedin.sri.com/info/docs/TAPestry3.pdf
If you have problems connecting from a school computer, you may be behind firewall. Please read Firewall explanation in FAQ..
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