Items tagged: "teacher development"

Thursday 20 January 2011

Breaking down the walls of the classroom

In this posting I would like to argue that in order for technology to really enhance learning and for learners to achieve their full potential, we need to fundamentally rethink the relationship between learning and the classroom and to rethink the role of the teacher. As things stand at the moment the most common scenario [...]

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Monday 29 November 2010

ELT and the Crisis in Education: Digital Literacy

In my last post ( ELT and the Crisis in Education – Part 2 )I touched on the area of digital literacies and made the assertion that these are, at least in part, the responsibility of the EFL /ESL teacher. This is an issue that I believe is fundamental to changing the way EFL / [...]

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

ELT and the Crisis in Education – Part 2

First, I would like to say thank you to all the people who answered the questionnaire and left comments on my first posting about ELT and the Crisis in Education. The questionnaire wasn’t intended as ‘research’ but merely to prompt thought and response to some of the issues that I wanted to raise over the [...]

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Monday 25 October 2010

Teaching Online 5: Five steps to becoming a (good) online tutor

One question that I am often asked is: ´How do I become an online tutor?´ Nowadays, language teachers are increasingly expected to offer online options to their learners. Perhaps your school or institution has asked you to start teaching part of your course online. Perhaps your students themselves would like some of their classes to [...]

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Friday 1 October 2010

Teaching Online 3: Online teacher skills

What makes a good online teacher? What are some of the key skills needed? Earlier this year, I asked our own team of very experienced online moderators what they thought. This is the list of top ten skills that we came up with: You can read more about each skill in my original blog post [...]

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