The 2-minute guide to lurking

Who lurks?  Danger, strangers, criminals, and horrors all lurk (according to one concordance). And, of course, so do people in online groups.  People, that is, who read others’ postings in online discussion groups or other social spaces, but don’t contribute. This,...

Going Mobile: Follow me!

To celebrate the recent publication of our new book Going Mobile (co-authored with Gavin Dudeney), we’re sharing a number of activities you can try out with your students, to get them using mobile devices as part of the their language learning. The first activity we...

QR codes: A treasure hunt

Here’s another classroom idea for using mobile devices and QR codes. It’s a simple idea, based around the concept of a treasure or scavenger hunt, where students need to find specific information in various locations. In this case, my international...

Using Moodle 2.2: Tutorial videos

If you use Moodle as your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) of choice you’re not alone. The latest statistics from the Moodle community site are impressive: over 1 million teachers and over 68 million students in 232 countries use it. Whether you are thinking of dipping your toes in the waters of VLEs, or whether you are already confidently swimming around in Moodle, you may find the Moodle tutorial videos below helpful.