I also want to apologize for the delay in getting back to the forum. It’s been busy all around, I guess…
> what a good news to hear that we have an English teacher on the board
This is quite an interesting experience for me. As a ‘pen and paper’ teacher I am interested in how and where IT can be used to aid teaching as well as learning.
> The language teachers are in a very good position regarding the networked learning –
> namely most of the publication about e-learning methods and tools are written in English.
> What do you think? Do the members of the staff at your uni have time to deal with these
> things, or are they overloaded as in Hungary the teachers are?
That is true. In terms of e-learning, English-speaking teachers have access to a wide range of tools and explanatory information. I am noticing, however, that many higher education institutions in Germany are starting to implement these tools or are at least investigating how these could best be put to use in an educational context.
I only have one teacher at the moment really using e-learning technology. She spends an extra ordinate amount of time putting things together. I think the others are not ready to invest what they see as extra work and effort into e-learning just yet. I do think that we are headed toward a point where this will no longer be optional though. I’m not sure this will happen until legislation demands it, but that may not be too far off.
Just getting myself prepared for change,