Thursday, 19 September 2013
Friday, 13 September 2013
Thierry is raising a valid question about the languages used in presentations and publications within CALL. In his examinations he has found very little published in other languages than English or having to do with the teaching of other languages than English. So are we in fact creating yet another TESOL conference?
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Still pictures in the meanwhile... no live streaming available
We continue to have technical problems with the live streaming, we truly apologise for this. The recordings will be made available as soon as is humanely possible. We will announce their availability the moment they come online. Here are some soundbites in visual format from the keynote today.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
We are left with several urgent and challenging questions and pedagogical dilemmas after Simon Ensor's presentation, based on studies done together with colleagues in international collaboration in a teaching network with Poland, France and the UK. You'll find the presentation here at: bit.ly/14wwzFJ. Existing discourses among teachers, the role of spaces for learning (such as formal and informal), and the potential need for us to revisit and re-think our practices are just a few of the issues raised.
Hélène Pulker from The Open University, UK, has just presented her case study of teachers' use of OERs, and what beliefs their use were grounded in. Hélène adopted McGrath's (2002) notions of adaptation, regarding teachers' use and reasoning - leading to using OERs as add-on resources or using them for change. She gave several concrete examples of how teachers had addressed the OERs created and available in LORO. Resources in LORO are given in several languages and at different levels following the CEFR (loro.open.ac.uk).