Online, English has become a common language between users from around the world. In the process, the language itself is changing.
Patricia Daniels's insight:
Many of us are aware of new words regularly being created and their relationship with technological developments. But are we aware, as educators in the field of language learning, of how the English language is otherwise evolving and how this will influence pedagogical approaches, learning design and content and resources that we use within our teaching contexts?
"Fantastic post that summarises where we are now in terms of teaching and learning and the impact of new technology. It looks at the triggers for new methods of teaching and learning and som of he key elements that are contributing to this change e.g. blended learning, collaboration and the use of multimedia and open educational resources. Includes links to case studies
In May I finished a second edition of my Learner-Centered Teaching book. Revising it gave me the chance to revisit my thinking about the topic and look at work done since publication of the first edition ten years ago.
In an online learning environment, a computer screen replaces the classroom. Here are some tips for instructors that will help them ensure that the transition to a virtual classroom is a successful one.
This article allows Jason West to publicise his (commercial) online ESL courses, but this is the quote that caught my eye:
"If you build up a group of ELPers (we call them English Language Philanthropists), say ten to fifteen around the world in different time zones there will always be someone friendly to practice with online when you have done a lesson. Or just have three ELPers you have regular practice times with each week."
Despite technology being embraced in many educational fields, we musn't assume that all students and teachers have the appropriate digital literacies to use information and communication technologies effectively. I'm pleased to see that this topic is still being discussed, researched and reevaluated in the light of actual technological developments.
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
“Online teacher leaves the confines of virtual classroom comfort zones to ‘brave’ it on the wild west of skype & world wide web.” Report from the (RT @brad5patterson: Why Skype Is The Simplest Way To Get Started Teaching Online http://ow.ly/5APvX ...