Introduction According to Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation (Christensen, C. & Eyring, H. J. (2011), as companies grow big, they tend to focus on the high-end market developing more sophisticated, expensive products. This leaves the lower-end market open for other competitors. A disruptive technology, then, is one that allows less established companies to provide a […]Read more "Applying the theory of disruptive innovations to the field of language teaching"
The Flexible Language Acquisition (FLAX) project, funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund, features a set of open source tools with which instructors can create learning activities. For instance, instructors can upload an open source lecture with a transcript, such as from TED talks and create practice exercises including frequency word lists […]Read more "What is FLAX Flexible Language Acquisition Software?"
The term “Flipped Classroom” was originally coined by two high school science teachers, Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams (Their book – Flip your classroom – Reach every student in every class everyday). The story was that the teachers discovered that lecturing to students was not an effective mean of teaching, so they started recording their lectures, […]Read more "Flax and Flip your language classroom"
Recap: The last post defines digital literacies as the ability to to comprehend information in a variety of digital environments to create and remix content to communicate appropriately in digital contexts to develop more confidence and comfort in online participation to be able to evaluate and critique resources. (Belshaw, 2011) This post will examine how […]Read more "Incorporating digital literacies into an EAP curriculum Part 2 – How"
The discussion forum continues to be my favorite Moodle tool for supporting my EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course because it’s great for promoting transparency interaction collaborative, student-centered learning fluency in writing reflective writing and critical thinking Also, its course management features make evaluating students a lot easier. Suggested activities 1. Post listening and reading questions Embed […]Read more "Using Moodle 2.0 discussion forum for language teaching"