Wondering how to start introducing elements of mLearning (mobile learning) into your language classes? Here are five ways to do so, starting from simple recognition type activities to more complex project work.
How are present are you as an instructor in your online courses? Research* has shown that tutor presence – the sense of the tutor being there – is a key motivator for online students. The trick is to find the middle ground between being omnipresent (and too stifling), and being invisible (and appearing uninterested ). Here are five things that can help you strike this balance.
There are interesting ways of perceiving or categorising Internet users, including the notion of ‘digital tribes’. Which tribe do you belong to?
Digital natives or immigrants? Time to come up with alternative conceptions eg digital visitors and residents…
PART 1 of a 4-part Beginner´s Guide series about Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and xWeb (the extended web). What are they, and what do they mean for teachers? Part 1 looks at Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0.
Nicky Hockly’s new book (with Lindsay Clandfield) ‘Teaching Online: Tools and techniques, options and opportunities’ is published by Delta Publishing. Essential reading for online tutors and full of practical advice and activities.