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A Massive Open Online Course: Exploring Visual Literacies Through Educational Technology Lenses

by Chryssa Themelis and Julie-Ann Sime In antiquity, many Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates were trying to understand visual objects and their role in society and their impact on an ‘informed’ mind (Benoît, 2015). Visuals can convey messages, share emotions and provide cognitive guidance in diverse ways. The artist is able to understand […]

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Working with Multi-Level Groups

  Featuring a pedagogical discussion on working with multi-level groups, with Mike Harrison, Divya Madhavann and Tyson Seburn from the Teacher Development SIG Online Team.       I think an important question in the landscape of multi-level instruction is – can the individual needs of all trainees really be taken into account all the […]

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Technology and the teacher’s personality

Panel Discussion [IATEFL Poland 2015] In September 2015, during the IATEFL Poland Conference in Wroclaw, Peter Whiley chaired a Panel Discussion on ‘Technology and the Teacher’s Personality’. The participants included Dr Piotr Steinbrich, Ania Kolbuszewska, Jamie Keddie and myself. (Kindly ask your eyebrows to return to their normal position.)   ‘Technology and the teacher’s personality’ […]

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Nothing is impossible

by George Drivas George Drivas shares his experience of introducing and implementing 1:1 (1 tablet: 1 student) in a school with a century’s tradition in education. Impossible: The word itself means: ‘I’m possible’ As recently as 2008, with the information and communication ecosystem rapidly changing, Doukas School was a traditional, demanding, yet forward thinking and […]

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