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What European Leaders in EdTech Think of the State of MOOCs: Part 3 — Class Central. Created in 1985 to showcase the applications of information technology in education, the BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show) has progressively become one of the most important EdTech exhibitions by its scale.

What European Leaders in EdTech Think of the State of MOOCs: Part 3 — Class Central

It has gathered 35,000 educators and professionals from the sector in ExCeL, London. In between two iterations of the show, I talked to several European EdTech leaders (representatives from FutureLearn, JISC, Open University, UCL Institute of Education, and so on) to get a “pulse” on the state of online learning in 2016. What European Leaders in EdTech Think of the State of MOOCs: Part 2 — Class Central. What European Leaders in EdTech Think of the State of MOOCs: Part I — Class Central. How to use FL. 5 Things you always wanted to know about... MOOCs.

Exploring English - Free online course. What level of English language do I need in order to understand the course?

Exploring English - Free online course

This course is aimed at non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR). Is the whole course really free? Yes, it is free to take part in the whole course. Inside IELTS - Free online course. Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World - Free online course.

Exploring the World of English Language Teaching - Free online course. 0:11Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsI really love to bring the potential out of people.

Exploring the World of English Language Teaching - Free online course

I love the variety that it brings. Allowing them to work together on their own, in pairs, in groups. The Body Electric. The discussion about MOOCs is raging again and various alarmist mutterings are occurring.

The Body Electric

I’ve even heard the phrase “paradigm shift” cropping up a few times. I’ve used the argument a few times that I think the panic that they’re creating is occurring unnecessarily because people are seeing MOOCs as the equivalent of courses, when really they’re not, they’re the equivalent of text books. There’s the worry that this could mean a transformation of HE in that people could just attend a MOOC, then go along to be assessed and get a qualification without ever attending an actual lecture in an actual university. Around The World with 80 Schools – Opening The Walls of your Classroom. Skype in the Classroom - Overview - Microsoft in Education. Greetingsfromtheworld - home. Online voice recorder. Not Just the Facts, Ma'am. My sixth grade daughter came home with a social studies homework assignment this weekend: Research 10 Facts About Your Country (in her case, the Bermuda Islands).

Not Just the Facts, Ma'am

Now, I want to be clear here, I'm not necessarily saying this is a bad assignment. I don't know where the teacher is going with this. I could see this being the start of a really interesting exploration of countries, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. We began by doing what the assignment asked. The Lunch Box Project - About. Hi everyone, I'm Jess McCulloch and I ran The Lunch Box Project successfully in 2008 with classes from China, Australia and Turkey sharing what they ate for lunch.

The Lunch Box Project - About

You can see the pages from the 2008 project by clicking here. After lots of questions about and comments on the LBP, I've decided to see if there is enough interest to run it again in 2011 - but with more schools and some more planning in place. Computer Lab: Cartoon festival! We are going to take part in the Learning with Computers Cartoon Festival and you will be the directors!!!.

Computer Lab: Cartoon festival!

Students of English from different countries will create their movies and share them with an international audience! But first let’s look at some of the movies students created last year to learn how to make a digital movie! Choose one of the movies below and write a review for one of them.What kind of film is it? Where does it take place? Who are the characters? Skype Calls for e-Twinning in L2. I have been using Skype to make cheap calls to friends and family abroad for ages now.

Skype Calls for e-Twinning in L2

While making these free international calls, I’d often wondered whether it would work well in the language classroom for e-twinning. Well yesterday I got the chance to find out. Writing on social networks. Facebook and social networking. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Teachers’ Informal Learning via Social Networking Technology Radzuwan Ab Rashid, Mohd Firdaus Yahaya, Mohd Fazry A Rahman, Kamariah Yunus Abstract Discussion on teacher learning is often limited to a focus on formal professional development programmes.

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

Stages of PLN adoption. PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy. What is a PLN?

PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy

If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more. Basically, anyone that you interact with is apart of your PLN, whether they are social contacts, professional peers, or experts in their field. 5 Things you always wanted to know about... Social networking.

List of social networking websites - Wikipedia. This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see Comparison of online dating websites). For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites. This list is not exhaustive, and is limited to notable, well-known sites. Around The World with 80 Schools – Opening The Walls of your Classroom. Not Just the Facts, Ma'am. Social Networking in Plain English. Eight Videos to Help Teachers Get Started Using Twitter. 5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers.

February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them.

These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing. Have a look and share with your colleagues. 1- Composing Google Docs. MOOC shmooc? Image by Flickr user nkcphoto. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) A few weeks ago, Laurie wrote the first of five posts on the Edtech trends of ELT, covering online learning.

In his post, he wrote: it’s only a matter of time before someone is teaching English via a MOOC – either delivering courses through the existing platforms or creating an ELT MOOC (honestly, why has no-one actually done that already?). Here’s why: there’s a good chance it won’t work. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of MOOCs. This week I watched the eighth and final set of lectures for "Introduction to Sustainability," the Coursera MOOC I've been taking and chronicling over the past few weeks. This week's topic was "measuring sustainability.

" Seated before a camera, a photo of Utah's Arches National Park behind him, Professor Tomkin opened his lecture just as he's opened every lecture for the past seven weeks: "G'day. I'm Jonathan Tomkin from the University of Illinois," pronounced with a smile and an Australian accent. Using FutureLearn. The quick start guide to how to learn with FutureLearn.

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