Why ELT coursebooks are great!

Late last year I read the Jordan and Gray/Hughes exchange on ELT coursebooks, which appeared in ELT Journal. It’s an interesting discussion if you haven’t […]

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Last October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification.  I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the first […]

In-Lecture Use Of Electronics On The Limelight And What It Means For Moodle

A year ago, Susan Dynarski, economics professor at the University of Michigan, decided to ban the use of non-specially formulated electronics during lectures. On an […]

Introducing Constructivism in Education Part 1

Constructivism is an approach to learning based on the premise that cognition, or learning, is the result of mental construction: it's an active process in […]

RETHINKING THE RAZOR “ILT HAS THE SHELF LIFE OF MILK” or an INTRODUCTION TO Instructor Led Interactive Learning (ILIL or Live Action Learning)

In the midst of a project where I’m conducting quality control on both online and ILT courseware I came across this video: https://youtu.be/Qbz7DC94G2U Put aside […]

Tim Gunn, Premiere League, Grammarly, and Metacognition

Photo from www.lukeford.net [CC BY-SA 2.5]via Wikimedia Commons 1. As part of my summer reading, I have been reading Tim Gunn's book The Natty Professor. […]

iOS, Cognition, and the Ghost of Steve Jobs

Despite my best efforts, Steve Jobs' ghost does not actually come and visit me. I never met Steve Jobs nor do I know what he […]

Four things we already know about PD (but need a reminder)

I just finished a week with a fantastic group of educators. Laurie Friedrich, Alison Preston and I ran our fourth iPads in the Classroom workshop. […]

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