Online Teaching for Class 1837 (Conversation) on Mar.20, 2020

Date: March 20th on Friday, 2020 from 13:40 to 15:10 (14:40 – 16:10 in JST)

Course: Japanese Conversation 4

Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint with 64 slides

Numbers of Students: 28

Completely Absent : 2

Signing in late and/or Signing out early : 7

Participated almost 90 minutes: 19

Responses to the “During-the-Class_Quiz”:

1st Q=17, 2nd Q=20, 3rd Q=18, 4th Q=17

Teaching:  V-te hoshii with basics of adjective “Hoshii”, Review of Section 9 from the point of views of casual-formal-honorable speech style.

Issues and Problems:

One way talking by the teacher was too much. Students’ participation is needed.

Online Teaching for Class 1837(Conversation) on Mar.16, 2020

Date: March 16th on Monday, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:30 (9:00 – 10:30 in JST)

Course: Japanese Conversation 4

Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint

Numbers of Students: 28

Of the 28, 21 students connected to the streaming, but 7 had left before the ending. The shortest participation was only just 2 minutes. The student typed his attendance on BBS when the class began, but left from the class quite immediately.

Responses to the “During-the-Class_Quiz”:

1st Q=18, 2nd Q=19, 3rd Q=17, 4th Q=19

Six students did not answer all four questions even though they were in status of participation.

Teaching:  V-te morau, V-te itadakemasenka. Abstract of Japanese honorific system

Issues and Problems:

In this online streaming teaching, I couldn’t pay attention to each student’s nature or tendency. It is like I am teaching toward one monolithic mass of students. But each individual student is different from others. I could know some small nuance by a particular student in particular moment in the real class room. And I could talk to one by one. I think the online teaching has a huge disadvantage in this regard.

 

Online Teaching for Class 1837(Conversation) on Mar.13, 2020

This is to record my online class of listening course for class 1837.

However, I haven’t had a concrete idea how to make a record of class activities yet, so this is a trial for making a record of online class.

Date: March 13th on Friday, 2020 from 13:40 to 15:10 (14:40 – 16:10 in JST)

Course: Japanese Conversation 4

Used app: Streaming on DingTalk

Numbers of Students: 29

The class lasted approximately 1hours 33 minutes. Most of students had participated all through the class, but one had just stayed 59 minutes.

Responses to the “During-the-Class_Quiz”:

1st Q=26, 2nd Q=19, 3rd Q=21, 4th Q=24

I made students write their answers onto BBS. This has a problem because students just refer to answers that were already shown on BBS. So this way is not good to make students think of the right answer by themselves. Actually my purpose is to check “Are you with me?”

Teaching:  V-te Ageru and V-te Kureru

< Actually I think this part is the most important for the record purpose. I would like to write more on this part, if I could.>

Issues and Problems:

Streaming my PPT presentation is just a one-way teaching. I cannot get students’ responses as I could get in the real classroom. I think that teaching to the students, getting reaction from them, and making feedback to them are so important to make a second language class interactive. I consulted this matter with the chief. He wrote that video conference would give me a quick reaction from students. I would like to try that function on DingTalk.