MOOCs are Changing the Way the World is Educated - Webologist In the last few years I have seen, and participated in, some excellent online courses that are run by some of the world’s top universities. My introduction to free online education was when FutureLearn sent me an email to introduce some of their first courses. Today I heard about Coursera, another provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), in a BBC article. MOOCs are becoming the hot new thing. DocStoc Toni Krasnic About Me Stats New Tool Makes PD Planning Simple Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 PD developer School Improvement Network has added yet another tool to its premiere professional development platform, PD 360. The new addition, called My Portfolio, is a groundbreaking function within the PD 360 platform that gives educators the opportunity to create, share, and implement personalized professional learning plans. With My Portfolio, teachers and administrators alike have the ability to create professional learning plans and share them with anyone in their network across departments, schools, and the entire district. My Portfolio’s reporting function makes follow-up and accountability simple and easy, giving educators the power to turn goals into accomplishments. With My Portfolio, teachers and instructional leaders can:
The importance of blogging in ELT My mentor to start blogging: the amazing Vicky Loras! When I started blogging a few months ago, I was just thinking about sharing my thoughts and teaching experiences. I didn’t expect to develop such a community, a friendship with other teachers from around the world.And , sometimes, I think I learn and take so much and give back so little…My motto is: SHARING IS CARING! Many colleagues, ask me all the time about what a blog actually is or how it helps teachers …Well, a blog (short for weblog) is a frequently updated website that often resembles an online journal. It’s so easy to create and update a blog – it requires only basic access to the Internet, and a minimum of technical know-how.
Triiibes Sign In to Triiibes This network is closed to new members for the foreseeable future. If you were advised that we'd be opening it one day, it seems as though we won't... the triiibe voted to keep it closed for now. Engaging Thinking Mind Mapping with Mindomo Mind Mapping is a fantastic tool that helps students (and teachers) to visualise thinking in an organised way. Personally, mind maps have helped me to learn a vast amount amount of information without needing to read through pages of endless notes. Tony Buzan’s Mind Map strategy has helped educators around the world to break down the concept into simple rules to help students understand how they can organise their ideas in an effective way. The Teacher Trainer Journal » links Although there are many sites of interest to EFL teachers, including many that are trying to sell books and courses, after several hours of trawling I have come up with relatively few sites specifically designed to help us, teacher trainers/educators/mentors in our work. If you know of other useful sites, do please send them in to me. We need them! www.pilgrims.co.uk This was our initial host or sponsor. The company who thought up the idea of having a special magazine just for modern language teacher trainers.
Concise Learning A wise man once said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein had an excellent point. If you want to see positive change in yourself, you have to change the way you think, how you learn, and what you do.