English teacher, TEDx speaker, instructional designer, creator of www.tripppin.com.
1. What do you do?
I design and create content for online courses.
2. Why do you do it?
I love to observe how people think. I like figuring out how they work with information.
3. How do you know when you’re being successful?
Success is when the message gets through, and is then expanded upon.
4. How do you think learners of English perceive developments in EdTech?
I’d say the majority see it as a gimmick. Most see it as a fun, little sideshow to the REAL learning, which is done offline.
5. To what extent can EdTech deliver what the learner really needs?
EdTech can deliver the information in several ways that offline can’t, and vice-versa. So, both need to support and expand upon each other.
6. If you could ask all learners one question, what would it be?
Wanna chat? 😉
7. What behaviour/methods/approaches should education publishers maintain for 2014?
Keep going digital, and searching for innovation.
8. What behaviour/methods/approaches should education publishers change for 2014?
More imagination in digital. It should be more than just a souped up version of print.
9. Putting language into distinct levels is helpful for learners. Agree/Disagree? Why?
I believe in 2 distinct levels: absolute beginners, and everybody else. Levels put learners in comfort zones. I don’t like comfort zones.
10. You have a magic wand: what EdTech do you wish for?
Tony Stark’s lab.
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