We don’t believe learning should be based on static content, memorizing verb charts, grammar rules, or learning vocabulary words out of context. That’s why we create engaging exercises with authentic language used by native speakers. We don't write lessons for you, we curate real-world discourse and turn it into lessons adapted to your language level.
Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other. What learning is created is down to you, the users. Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know. The word 'courses' is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required. The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share their knowledge.
How the learning/ teaching looks, what it involves and what it includes is up to you. People learn in many ways and we hope you can bring creativity, enthusiasm and positivity as we start to create courses across many areas of interest.
Even the most confident of native speakers can sometimes have doubts about their spelling and grammar. As for learners of English, getting their writing to a really high degree of proficiency can be a real challenge. It’s great to have a friend to turn to in moments of doubt or better still someone who will proof read your work and give you a second opinion, but if you don’t have that luxury then the Grammarly plagiarism checker is probably the next best thing.
Expresso is a practical tool to analyze, edit and compare text styles in English. It is built on top of Python Natural Language Toolkit package by Mikhail Panko, a PhD student in computational neuroscience and high-tech enthusiast.
This webinar will explore undergraduates' and EAP learners' self-perceived needs in relation to explicit grammar and vocabulary learning. It will also examine learners' study preferences when they need to focus on language.
During the webinar you will learn about ways to help learners negotiate and work with useful language that can be found in authentic EAP texts.
This week, we worked with Digital Learning Now! (DLN) to launch the 10th paper in the Smart Series, the Smart Series Guide to EdTech with contributions from The Learning Accelerator and Curriculum Associates.
To ensure high-quality alignment of digital K-12 education resources to state-adopted academic content standards, SETDA had launched a project in June 2012 (“Granular Identifiers and Metadata for the Common Core State Standards” or GIM-CCSS).
Given that the technical work in designing an approach to digitally encode the CCSS remains of interest to state and district education leaders, publishers, software developers and educators, SETDA published the GIM-CCSS technical design documents under an open license to allow re-use and further development. It presents recommendations for the technical solution.
fastcoexist.com – Robots are getting quite a bit smarter: In a mocked-up hospital room in the Netherlands, one robot taught another how to serve a patient a drink in bed. While some might see this burgeoning robotic intelligence as an early sign of the robo-apocalypse, it also might be the beginning of much greater roles for robots than their current status assembling car parts at factories or vacuuming your floor.