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OCEP 2010 Introduction

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OCEP is an online intercultural exchange for nursing students around the world. The participants are all nursing students of college level. If you are nursing students or the teachers who teach them, please take a look at this slide show and give us any comments! Thank you.

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OCEP 2010 Introduction

  1. 1. Online Cultural Exchange Program(OCEP)for International Nursing Students<br />An Introduction for Teachersof EFL/Nursing Classrooms<br />©2008, 2009, 2010 Asianursing.com All Rights Reserved<br />28 slides in total<br />
  2. 2. Expanding our horizons<br />
  3. 3. Outline<br />What is OCEP?<br />Major Goals<br />Specific Aims<br />Other Features<br />Participating Classrooms <br />Participants by Country<br />OCEP Schedule 2010 <br />Samples from Forum Discussions / Dialogues<br />What Kind of Learning Can Participants Expect in OCEP?<br />Improvements for the Future<br />Some Publications on OCEP<br />
  4. 4. 1. What is OCEP?<br /> Connecting Individual Classrooms via the Internet<br /> Only for Nursing Students<br />
  5. 5. To improve cultural awareness of others around the world using English<br />To improve English communication skills to arrive at a deeper understanding of other participants<br />2. Major Goals<br />
  6. 6. Improve English proficiency emphasizing writing and reading<br />Express what students have learned in nursing studies/training and life in general<br />Learn what others are learning<br />Become familiar with addressing nursing topics<br />Enhance awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity<br />3. Specific Aims<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Content-Based Learning (CBL), or Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  8. 8. Consists mainly of unstructured writing exchanges among the participants
  9. 9. Guided by teachers/instructors with classroom instruction, formal evaluation, consistent advising, and other input. (Individual students without their teachers can participate. Individual students should contact us. Please see the final page of this PowerPoint presentation for our contact information.)</li></ul>4. Other Features<br />
  10. 10. Other Features (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>Held in fall-winter (Oct. – Jan.) annually
  11. 11. Exchanges are carried out on a secure system with usernames and passwords (No third party, not even Google, is allowed to index the contents in this system.)
  12. 12. In order to make the exchange a virtual but real encounter, participants are advised to use their own names and preferably their photos in the program
  13. 13. Private information, including writing data, will not be shared with third parties without participants’ permission
  14. 14. All records of the participation, including the accounts, will be erased at the end of the program
  15. 15. No fee is required (Donations, however, would be greatly appreciated but they are not expected.)</li></li></ul><li>Anna and Sole’s EFL classes at the University of La Laguna, The Canary Islands, Spain (2006, 2007,2008,2009) / Carol’s EFL class at Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2006,2008,2009) / Kyung-il’s International Nursing course at Ewha Womans University, Korea (2006, 2007, 2008) / Prissana’s nursing students at Baromrajonani College of Nursing, Nakhon Lampang, Thailand (2007) / Nursing Students at Baromrajonani College of Nursing, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand (2007) / Peeranuch’s nursing students at Payap University, Thailand (2007, 2008) / Sharron and Vico’s nursing students at University of Hong Kong, China (2007) / Suparat’s nursing students at Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2006) / Xiaomei and Jin’s nursing students at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (2006, 2007, 2008) / Ying and Piphop’s EFL class at Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2007) Shin-hwa’s nursing students at Yanbian University of Science & Technology, China (2008) / Tzuying and Yufang’s EFL classes at Jenteh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taiwan (2008, 2009) / Jake’s EFL classroom at Koҫ University, Turkey (2009)/ ‘s nursing EFL classroom at Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey (2009) / Tamao, Eric and Kayo’s EFL classrooms at Miyazaki Prefectural Nursing University, Japan (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)<br />5.Participating Classrooms<br />
  16. 16. 6.Participants by Country<br />
  17. 17. Stage 1: Self-Introduction and Our Daily Interests (1st week – 2nd week of October)<br />Stage 2: Our Towns & Cities (3rd week – 4th week of October)<br />Stage 3: Modern Culture (5th week of October – 2nd week of November)<br />Stage 4: Our Studies – Universities and Courses (3rd week – 4th week of November)<br />Stage 5: Health Care in Society / Nursing Issues (4th week of November – 1st week of December)<br />Stage 6: Essay Writing (2nd week of December - January)<br />7. OCEP Schedule 2010<br />Participants are to write on any topic they like under each general theme.<br />
  18. 18. SamplePage View from OCEP 2009<br />Home Page of OCEP<br />
  19. 19. SamplePage View from OCEP 2009<br />Course Page – International Forum<br />
  20. 20. SamplePage View from OCEP 2009<br />Forum<br />
  21. 21. Sample Classroom Material<br />Self Recording Sheet- This sheet was used in the EFL classrooms in Japan to encourage students to understand how much they had written, with the ultimate goal to write more.<br />
  22. 22. Sample Classroom Material<br />Teacher’s Feedback on a Student’s Draft - In the same EFL classroom, the teachers gave feedback on the drafts to the students at some stages. This part is not digital at all!<br />
  23. 23. 8. Samples from Forum Discussions/Dialogues<br />A.TOPIC: Choosing the nursing profession<br />The issue about health care is very important around the world but a lot of countries haven't a good and correct health care and this is a serious problem for all societies. <br />I decided to study nursing because I want to become an excellent nurse to help people in those countries. When I finished my studies of nursing I would like travel to underdeveloped countries. <br />I think I should think more about it, because I was too involved in daily matters and I realized that I haven't thought about what I want be like in the future. <br />Thanks for your reminding me of that important thing!! Let's tackle that issue together!!!<br />(The texts are slightly modified to protect the participants’ personal information and to be made a little more “readable” than the originals.)<br />
  24. 24. B.TOPIC: On Smoking by Nurses and Preventing Health Disorders Caused by Smoking<br />Nowadays, Japanese smoking rate is decreasing. However, the number of young female smokers is increasing, while the rate of adult male smoking is decreasing. I think this is mainly caused by the social advance of women. It takes stress very much to work insociety. Among others, the work of nurses is a stressful job, and the smoking rate of the nurses seems to be high. This becomes a problem in society, but nurses should quit smoking by any means.<br />I read your message and am interested in it very much! I don't smoke but some of my friends smoke. But I confess I have sometimes tried smoking when they were smoking. I don't like cigarettes anyway and I think that it should be extinguished. I also think that the Government is benefiting from it. Why are other drugs illegal? And why are cigarettes not? I think that the nurses mustbea model andtheymust not smoke in the workplace. One of the nursing function is inculcate health habits into people. <br />(The texts are slightly modified to protect the participants’ personal information and to be made a little more “readable” than the originals.)<br />
  25. 25. C.TOPIC: Necessity of Balanced Meals for Health<br />Do you care about your own diet? Diet is a necessity for our body. We can't live without diet. Poor diet could lead to lifestyle diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes and so on. <br />I read your posting. I think that you have reason. But having a balanced food doesn't always depend on us. For example, in Spain, though I imagine it is also similar in other countries, the majority of workplaces have tight timetables that make us difficult to have time to eat a balanced meal. We sometimes have to eat in restaurants or we have to eat fast and bad food. <br />I think we should not work on this matter too hard. It is important to keep having good diet, but also not to aspire after perfection. For example it is okay if we start by trying not to eat something between meals, try to have a salad and so on. It is important to continue even a small thing everyday.<br />(The texts are slightly modified to protect the participants’ personal information and to be made a little more “readable” than the originals.)<br />
  26. 26. D.TOPIC: Different Curricula at Different Nursing Universities<br />I am a freshman and I decided to study nursing because I want to work with the people, and I love to help people. Also I like nursing because it is a short career and practice. I have different subjects; the subjects that are relatively difficult are Biochemistry and Anatomy. All teachers are good and we could understand their explanations. The best subject for me is Basic Care, in this subject I learn techniques that a nurse use. Another subject that I like is microbiology because I learn the illness and the bacteria. What is your favorite subject? <br />My favorite subject is Mental Health, because I like the way of teaching in that class. This class is very easy-to-follow. As a matter of course, I like Basic Care, too. <br />I think that the study of nursing is difficult. But I am interested in the mechanism of the body. I always think that human body is amazing. <br />(The texts are slightly modified to protect the participants’ personal information and to be made a little more “readable” than the originals.)<br />
  27. 27. 9. What kind of learning can participants expect in OCEP?<br />Plenty of opportunities for learning about different cultures<br />Abundant opportunities for improving writing skills<br />Vocabulary/grammar learning<br />Exchanging nursing views <br />
  28. 28. 22<br />Plenty of opportunities for learning about different cultures (Students’ perceptions about their learning)<br />2006<br />2007<br />2008<br />2009<br />
  29. 29. Abundant opportunities for improving writing skills<br />Average Word Count = 2631 words (SD=525.5)<br />Participants will write, write, and write!<br />
  30. 30. Grammar learning is also possible if forum writing is combined with some other explicit grammar teaching in classroom.<br />Vocabulary/grammar learning<br />
  31. 31. In OCEP 2010, we will have more contents on nursing (we are preparing the contents now).<br />More contents on Nursing in 2010<br />
  32. 32. 10. Improvements for the Future<br />Voice Communication<br />Video Communication<br />Project Learning<br />Academic Writing<br />Student-Initiative Projects<br />More User-Friendly Interfacing<br />26<br />
  33. 33. 11. Some Publications on OCEP<br />Araki, Tamao, Eric Larson, Anna Fagan, Kayo Shirasaka. (2007). Autonomy and intervention: seeking an optimal online writing environment for intermediate-level ESP learners. In Proceedings of 6th International AELFE Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. Pp.393-399. [This paper deals with the data of Japanese participants.]<br />Araki, Tamao, Kayo Shirasaka, Eric Larson. (2008). On the effectiveness of web-based content and language integrated learning projects for nursing students. In Huang and Li (eds.) English Education and English for Specific Purposes, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Shih Chien University, Taiwan. Pp.105-118. [This paper deals with the data of Japanese participants.]<br />Fagan, Anna, Tamao Araki, Eric Larson. (2007). The Forum: a chance for intercultural communication as a vehicle for language improvement. In Proceedings of 6th International AELFE Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. Pp.422-427. [This paper deals with the data of Spanish participants.]<br /> Our system uses Moodle, an open-source e-learning software, as its platform. Moodle has its own elaborated website. Please refer to the following website for detailed information concerning Moodle: http://moodle.com<br />
  34. 34. OCEP 2010 will start on September 27, 2010!<br />We hope tomeet you at<br />asianursing.com<br />Please email us at<br />Thank you for your attention!<br />* You can join us in the middle of the program. Please feel free to contact us anytime.<br />

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