When Sugatra Mitra introduced the ELT world to his concept of the SOLE (self-organised learning environment) at IATEFL 2014, half of the audience stood up and walked out while the other half were still in the auditorium giving him a standing ovation. It was an engaging and thought-provoking talk which was followed by many blog posts and tweets accusing Mitra of having a neo-liberal agenda, of being an idealist and not an educator and anti-teacher. Intrigued, Varinder Unlu, Director of Studies at International House London, decided to actually try it out with adult learners and see what the results were.
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Totally disagree with this professor. The test is incredibly accurate. He may...
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Eric H. Roth on Self-publishing in ELT (Part 2)
Thank you for writing these two evergreen posts on ELT self-publishing years...
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Cherry Mathew Philipose on Deconstructing the Duolingo English Test (DET)
I came here after reading a reference about Duolingo Placement Test in...
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good article. Typeform gives you a lot of flexibility. I was also...
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Hi Tom, Just after coming across your post. Thanks for including me...
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Mike Butler on The future of curricula design: knowledge vs. intelligence
Earlier I called this "dichotomy" nonsense. I do apologize for such hyperbole....
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