Tuesday, 29th June

1. The mEducation Alliance is “focused on promoting the usage of good EdTech practices and improving the effectiveness of EdTech initiatives globally” https://meducationalliance.org

The mission of Learning Equality (LE) is to “enable every person in the world to realize their right to a quality education, by supporting the creation, adaptation and distribution of open educational resources, and creating supportive tools for innovative pedagogy” https://learningequality.org

Together, they’re holding an e-café meeting at 16:00 UK time tomorrow, Wednesday 30th June – register here https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlduqvpzkvG9bp9zWGgaq9Y6TQlo-h53dQ?timezone_id=Europe%2FLondon

Here’s more info on LE’s low-cost, low-tech platform, Kolibri https://learningequality.org/kolibri/ , based in part on the notion of the ‘Sneakernet’, which Shivi Chandra and Vahid Masrour from LE will be talking about tomorrow.

2. I don’t know much about ELT Concourse https://www.eltconcourse.com/ and I can’t for the life of me remember where I learnt about it.  Its “general purpose (…) is to provide free resources for anyone working or studying in the field of English Language Teaching” – explore and let me know what you think, please!

3. Recommended by a friend in Thailand: Tomos Roberts’s ‘The Great Realisation’ https://youtu.be/Nw5KQMXDiM4 “A bed time story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020” …

4. And, finally, here’s a piece from The Spectator on the consequences of Japan’s punishing workplace culture, which introduced me to the notions of ‘window men’ and ‘freeters’ https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/japan-s-punishing-workplace-culture

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