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What's on your online training wishlist?

What's on your online training wishlist? | MA TESOL | Scoop.it
A survey of teachers shows a strong appetite for online training and the willingness to pay for quality tuition
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Literacy and Technology Pilot, Pilot updates will be posted regularly.: A Must Read!!

Literacy and Technology Pilot, Pilot updates will be posted regularly.: A Must Read!! | MA TESOL | Scoop.it

The ongoing debate on the effectiveness of technology use for student learning outcomes still seems to have no clear answers. Recently, some institutions have decided to end their laptop programs for students because of the economic challenges facing those institutions. But there is no consistent response as to the effect on students. Some say it has been highly effective for students, and others say that it has not had any significant impact in how students learn.

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ABDULLAH'S BLOGGING: A GENERATION 1.5 STUDENT ENTERS THE BLOGOSPHERE

Blogging has emerged as one of the most popular forms of online discourse. The ease and lack of expense in setting up blogs has raised intriguing possibilities for language learning classrooms. The unique nature of their architecture and their low cost have not only affected how students can publish and distribute their work to a wider audience but also how they see themselves as authors. This paper focuses on the use of blogs in an L2 writing course concentrating on the controversies surrounding plagiarism.

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Nik's QuickShout: Create Authentic Text Based Lessons

Nik's QuickShout: Create Authentic Text Based Lessons | MA TESOL | Scoop.it

 The web is abundantly rich in these kinds of materials, but creating lessons based around authentic online materials can be time consuming and complex. There are issues of copyright to deal with, as well as the fact that once we have created our lessons, the text we build them on may disappear. If this is a problem you regularly face, then Lingle could be the answer to your prayers.

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