e-learning

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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Creative Blogging Course 2019

Creative Blogging Course 2019

  The second-year undergraduate on-line course for Paul-Valéry is drawing to a close over the next couple of weeks and I would like to share the links for the blogs that the students have created and are in the process of working on. Some of them really are fabulous and all of them are proof…

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Creative Students, Creative Blogging

Creative Students, Creative Blogging

Exciting, creative times. The on-line, distance second semester course for second-year LANSAD  undergraduates at Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, has just opened in the last couple of weeks (for more information concerning the course see previous post Autonomy, Creativity and Blogging) and I’d like to share with you how it’s been going. T After having a…

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Creative Feedback

Creative Feedback

Time-consuming? Mind-numbing? Soul-destroying? Having spent too many hours marking this last holiday I’ve been thinking hard about the sort of feedback teachers give or enable and how useful it may or may not be.  Whilst it is now widely agreed that feedback is crucial in second-language learning, there is less agreement concerning what sort of…

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