Category: e-learning

Chattering Classes 2

Chattering Classes 2

Online real-time written conversations in English. A facet of digital literacy. As explained in the previous post on this subject, we have been using online chats with our third-year undergraduates as a means of replacing classroom conversation workshops during lockdown. In the last week of online chatting, I took the opportunity of informally asking students…

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Creative Confinement

Creative Confinement

All through lockdown, second-year, distance-learning EFL students at Paul Valéry University have been persevering with their blogging course and finally (10 weeks into the 12-week course) have set up their blogs and begun posting. This is only the second year that this course has existed and it still feels fresh, exciting and worthwhile. In addition,…

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Chattering classes

Chattering classes

Online chatting or ‘real-time writing’: a question of rhythm? Since the closure of the university campus, our LANSAD teaching team has been thinking about how best to ensure ‘pedagogical continuity and creativity’ and keep on working with our students. I would like to share with you this week how our online chat sessions with third…

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Having a Smooch with some Online Writing Tools

Having a Smooch with some Online Writing Tools

Whilst spending many hours in front of my computer writing, teaching and creating online courses, I must confess to never having given all that much thought to online writing tools and their pedagogical use. The systematic creation of a rubric in my blended or online courses entitled ‘Useful Links’, providing links to useful English language…

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Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations

For a while now I have been thinking about the paper I’m due to give at the RANACLES conference this week in Aix-Marseilles, entitled Blogging: online writing as creative conversationS, based on the online Moodle blogging course that I created last year and that you can find described in detail in the November teaching note…

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