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Monday, 25th October

Only a quick double tonight: battling my first migraine for years! 1. Just enough notice, I hope, of Chris Farrell’s webinar at 14:00 UK time tomorrow, Tuesday 26th October, for Eaquals: The Classroom in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities. More info … Continue reading

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Friday, 22nd October

1. No fewer than five MOOCs to review over the weekend, three for teachers https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/language-assessment https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-english-great-lesson https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/english-in-early-childhood and two for learners https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/workplace-english https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-english-language-culture 2. Here’s the latest ELT position paper from Oxford University Press – possibly ever so slightly more … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 21st October

A quartet of webinars plus a survey today …. 1. Researching multilingualism multilingually: insights, reflections and future directions is the title of the next talk in the University of Reading Applied Linguistics Research Circle’s series of weekly talks, by Tracey … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 20th October

1. Several new posts since I last paid a visit to Alexandra Mihai’s blog, The Educationalist https://educationalist.substack.com/ – on student motivation, refreshing your teaching, exploring co-teaching and on teaching and learning support, all with Alexandra’s characteristically high-quality reading lists. Try … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 19th October

1. NESTA is the UK’s innovation agency for social good https://www.nesta.org.uk/ and climate and the environment is – unsurprisingly enough – one of the main strands of their activity. Next Tuesday, 26th October, at 13:00 UK time sees the start … Continue reading

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Monday, 18th October

1. Learnit has a number of good podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-learnit-podcast/id1518322612 Try Byju Raveendran on his eponymous EdTech company, Byju’s https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/12-byju-raveendran-byjus-one-most-valuable-edtech-companies/id1518322612?i=1000497453349 or Laura McInerney on the Teacher Tapp app she co-founded https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/30-laura-mcinerney-co-founder-teacher-tapp-what-we/id1518322612?i=1000528295330 What, if anything, should we make of the fact that … Continue reading

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Friday, 15th October

1. I’ve mentioned the OASIS database from York University before https://oasis-database.org/?locale=en OASIS stands for Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies (so, no, not quite a true acronym) and its mission is to make “research on language learning, use, and education … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 14th October

1. Multilingualism and Speech and Language Therapy is the title of Mirjam Blumenthal’s talk for the European Speech and Language Therapy Association next Thursday, 21st October at 17:00 UK time. More info and registration here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multilingualism-and-speech-and-language-therapy-tickets-178912140027 “After a short introduction … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 13th October

1. Here’s an article by Simon Borg on Video–based observation in impact evaluation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149718921001026?via%3Dihub Free of access, with a really useful bibliography containing links to a large number of related open-access articles. PDF below. 2. Full disclosure: I admit to … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 12th October

1. Both sides of the globe involved, exactly twelve hours apart, in this UK-Australia Higher Education Roundtable at 09:00 UK time on Thursday, 14th October, The importance of global expertise and local action in the fight against Climate Change More … Continue reading

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