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Fredericton Today!

Page history last edited by Jack Watson 6 years, 5 months ago


Welcome to Fredericton Today!


Hello, and welcome to the wiki site of Fredericton Today! 


With a multicultural population, well-established academic presence, capital city status, burgeoning information technology sector, historic downtown area, and vibrant cultural life, Fredericton exudes vitality. And every year, Frederictonians welcome not only visitors from abroad, but also considerably large contingents of international university students. The purpose of Fredericton Today! is twofold. First, it serves as an educational demonstration/presentation site for ESL teachers looking for ways to connect their students to the communities where they live. Second, it shows how to accomplish this using a wiki, the simplest collaborative electronic platform that can do the job. 


My name is Jack Watson, and I've been using wikis for the last four years to facilitate ESL student exploration of and involvement in the community of Fredericton. I use a wiki to provide individual students with private pages where they can complete journal assignments, and groups of students with project pages where they can plan research, develop presentations, and record their results. Along with a design model and rationale for wiki use in an ESL classroom, this site houses a number of example projects and journals donated by their authors, the students.


For a rationale of wiki use, read Doing More With Less: Wikis for Peer Editing and Community Contact, here in .pdf and available through EdITlib.


To see the current frontpage of the Adventures in the Capital! course, click here.


To continue to the Fredericton Today! student e-magazine, click here




Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education


University of New Brunswick (CEL):

English Language Programme



World Conference on E-Learning

  Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education  

TESOL International Association

CALL Interest Section


Webheads in Action:

Communities of Practice


Jack Watson is the E-Learning Coordinator at the University of New Brunswick

English Language Programme.



"Fredericton Today!" was presented at the E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning.  

  • 2013 Las Vegas NV USA




The AACE sponsors the E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning.



"Fredericton Today!" was presented at these TESOL IA annual conventions:

  • 2011 New Orleans LA USA
  • 2012 Philadelphia PA USA
  • 2013 Dallas TX USA
  • 2014 Portland OR USA 
  • 2015 Toronto ON Canada 
  • 2016 Baltimore MD USA 


Webheads in Action is a community of CALL practice.



The 'Fredericton Today!' site is specially designed for academic presentation, using materials generated from the UNB English Language Programme wiki site 'Adventures in the Capital.' "Fredericton Today!" website, banner device, and all still photography appearing on the 'Fredericton Today!' wiki site copyright Jack Watson, 2011. Used by UNB English Language Programme with permission. All rights reserved. Logos of the TESOL International Association, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning, Webheads in Action, and the E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning logo are the properties of their respective owners.

Page created by Jack Watson 5 September 2011

Last updated 21 May 2014



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