Englishbox: Ready for launch!
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Englishbox: Ready for launch!
We are now awaiting imminent launch into cyberspace. Here's a brief history of us up until now.
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English Lessons and Courses from Englishbox

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Englishbox has launched! Click on the link above to see it in all its glory! There's still work to be done, but lots of videos, worksheets and audioboxes are already available, so come inside and learn some English!

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The Wonderful World of Facebook

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"Facebook has been extremely important to us. Not only has it provided a means by which we can contact English learners and promote our static materials, but the events function has proved very useful in organising free, live classes. Through this function, we have been able to assemble students from all over the world, provide them with one link and then watch as they bundle into the live classroom to participate in the classes. The ever increasing synchronicity between the social media sites - being able to embed Audiboo, YouTube, Vimeo and other such content - has resulted in it being very easy to construct a complex web of sites and content that can be very easily navigated. Englishbox aims to find its own place on this web, and provide the language necessary to navigate the world."

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Vimeo or YouTube?

"Next stop, Vimeo! Vimeo was by all accounts the very first video hosting site to support high definition video. This attracted many amateur (and rather professional) film makers, and it also attracted Englishbox. Vimeo has a cleaner, hipster look than YouTube and one doesn't feel quite so bombarded with information and options as with YouTube. We'll be looking to increase the presence of Englishbox on Vimeo in the very near future."

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Realising Ideas That Realise Themselves

"Englishbox has always been about spreading the word. The reason behind the Box was to enable teachers to meet students, regardless of where they were in the world. The first ever Englishbox achieved this as people from all over the world crammed into the Box to listen to brief lectures and then make the most of the opportunity to ask and answer questions and put their doubts to rest. Englishbox version two combines all the best of the original with moutains of free materials developed with the help of myriad social media platforms. Englishbox has always been about collaboration, be it between teachers and students, or across social networking platforms and elearning initiatives. The platform where it all began was YouTube, and it remains the most atuned to our cause."

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YouTube, Vimeo and... Daily Motion!

"Dailymotion appears to be particularly popular in Europe. As a video hosting site it's harder to pin down than Vimeo and YouTube. What's it all about? It seems to be the rebel of the hosting sites, allowing a lot of material that YouTube never would. Anyway, I posted a few videos to see what the response was like. A few hundred views were clocked up, but whilst YouTube seems to perpetuate the popularity of videos, Vimeo and Dailymotion don't appear to have the capacity to do this. Has anybody else encountered this?"

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Englishbox meets Audioboo

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"Our most recent discovery has been Audioboo. Audioboo allows you to record short, high-quality 'Boos' which you can then embed across social media, on blogs or on your website. Whilst Audioboo has a number of contenders in the area of audio publication, the ease and speed with which recordings are carried out and uploaded propel it far beyond all others. This was Englishbox's third outing with Audioboo. It provides an extremely useful supplement to our other materials."

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