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Designing learning spaces for a mobile era

Designing learning spaces for a mobile era

The shift from the immobility of PCs to the mobility of tablets and smartphones allows digital space to interact with material space, both in and out of the classroom, in entirely new ways. At British Study Centres in Oxford, where Paul Driver works, this was an important consideration in their decision to integrate mobile technology into the everyday practice of language teaching. Here’s how they transformed their learning spaces.

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals

Having been invited to recommend ‘the best ELT journals…, maybe a top 5 list’, Florentina Taylor explains why the following are, in her opinion, great resources for ELT professionals. Such a list will always be a subjective compilation dependent on personal preference, work context, accessibility and the reasons for accessing (and recommending) the respective journals. She’s hoping this will, nevertheless, answer the question. You can find an objective journal ranking tool at the end of this post.

What we’re reading

What we’re reading

What we’re reading

As we’re winding down for summer, along with everyone in ELT (it seems) except those doing summer school, we’re finding more material for What We’re Reading than ever! Bespoke course books? This article is about the trade in authoring private memoirs...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

Plenty to read, but we’ve hit the biggest disadvantage to most of our reading being done online – nothing to fan yourself with when it’s too hot! Here’s what we’ve not been keeping cool with this week. Sure you want to work for a startup?...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

As we move into summer and beach reads, we’re still finding time to read articles on our phones for now. Here’s what caught our attention this week. The rise and rise of Duolingo Duolingo seems to have dropped the translation aspect of its product to...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week, we weren’t just reading, we were watching, rubbing our eyes and re-watching. Make it to the end of this week’s packed WWR to see why. Agile design Design company and publishing experts emc design give some insights into how they manage their...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week’s reading covers the whole spectrum, from project planning, to piracy, to a new site for engaging people through social media. Anti-piracy action The Publishers Association has gained some ground against online copyright infringement. This week should...

What we’re reading

We’ve been lucky to get a slew of great guest blog posts in recently but the wider world has given us some reading fodder too. Giving better presentations Expert Nancy Duarte blames over-reliance on Powerpoint for lacklustre presentations and advises presenters...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week there have been a slew of posts following the Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, which has been great for making those of us who weren’t there very jealous of Nick, Jo and Berta. We were at home reading about EdTech … Innovate ELT round-up Kat...

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