Course review: PGCEi

This review is for the PGCEi from the University of Nottingham. It’s a bit general – see links for more details. Overview of modules There […]

Materials Writing news and views, January 2021

Hi all. Short one. Diversity features quite a bit. New releases Another offering from the George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of ELT, this time via […]

15 Tips for Effective Online Teaching in 2021

Schools, universities, and businesses around the world have adopted online learning methods. For some, this year was an expansion of distanced programs that were already […]

Materials writing and pub quizzes

Before lockdown I was an avid pub quizzer. It’s the perfect hobby for a materials writer because we accumulate tons of useless facts when researching […]

Top 10 reads from the PGCEi

The PGCEi was full of great reads. Here were the articles and chapters I most enjoyed from the course, all of which were part of […]

LMS vs. Learning Ecosystem: Building a Powerful Training Program

Today’s training programs are more advanced and dynamic than they once were. More solutions mean a better experience for your trainees. It only works if […]

Could Santa Claus Teach You About eLearning?

If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to think outside the box. It’s not just a fancy phrase anymore. It’s […]

Tackling the Technology

There again! Last March seems a long time ago, but with the current change in the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it might be that […]

Year in review

Last blog post of 2020. Here’s how the year went… January: Handed in my notice at British Council. Started Module 2 of the PGCEi. Goaded […]

Celebrating Diversity

Preamble Anyone who knows me will probably not be surprised that when growing up I had some very unique views on the world in which […]

Engaging with Emojis!

With a larger amount of learning being moved to the online environment we often find ourselves gazing as a scene of initials or Facebook profile […]

Promoting Vocabulary in your Classroom

Introduction Vocabulary is so important. Using it effectively allows everyone to describe better what they are thinking and makes explanations more concise. Within the area […]

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