MOOCs: authentic content and intercultural exchange for Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) students

As language teachers, we promote language and cultural exchange programs among college and university students. However, for various reasons, the majority of students will not complete internships in foreign countries or study abroad programs during their college years. For this reason, universities need to develop international curricula and expand language and digital learning so that […]

3 reflections before using Twitter for education

RT Teacher thoughts that are tweet worthy @carolinemlittle pic.twitter.com/GzzupFCAPc” #NT2t #edchat — Chanmi Chun (@mrschun) April 19, 2014 Whenever you decide to use a new edtech tool or social networking site in your classroom, you should ask yourself Why? Why using that particular tool? A message I’ll never forget from the recent #antwerpcall2014 conference (CALL: […]

Are MOOCs really for everyone?

María Dolores Castrillo started her presentation at the UNED in Madrid on 13/12 “How to run an online language course from a massive perspective” with her translation of the following quote from Thomas Friedman’s article “Revolution hits the universities” (New York Times): “Nada tiene mayor potencial para liberar a más gente de la pobreza. Nada […]

The digital revolution: The constant need for educators to reinvent themselves

During the last seminar I attended on ICT in Language Teaching and Processing at the UNED in Madrid, there were two presentations by editors of Cambridge University Press and Macmillan. They gave a brief timeline of the evolution of the publishing world of textbooks and didactic materials for language teaching since the appearance of the […]

Google Drive for foreign language learning

I prepared this prezi for a seminar I’m giving on 23/11/2013: Interacción y colaboración en tiempo real: El uso de Google Drive para estimular la comunicación fuera de clase. = Real-time interaction and collaboration: The use of Google Drive to promote communication outside of the classroom. Conference: “La web 2.0 en la clase de ELE […]