Applying the theory of disruptive innovations to the field of language teaching

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 […]

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Incorporating digital literacies into an EAP curriculum Part 2 – How

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 […]

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Using Screenr to teach pronunciation

Screenr is a free screen recording tool, easy to use to support language teaching. The following are a few voice-over videos I had my students do in a pronunciation seminar.

Pronunciation: Pausing in speech

Pronunciation: Sentence Stress

See another example of a somewhat silly voice over clip

To make voice-over videos, simply

  1. Go to Screenr
  2. Click the “record” button
  3. Resize the frame around a video on your computer
  4. Turn the sound of the video off
  5. Start recording
  6. When you’re done, you can see your voice-over on the screenr page
  7. To save or publish the video, you’ll need to sign up for an account.

Have fun with it!

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Using Screenr in language teaching

Screenr is a free screen recording tool, easy to use to support language teaching. The following are a few voice-over videos I had my students do in a pronunciation seminar.

Pronunciation: Pausing in speech

Pronunciation: Sentence Stress

See another example of a somewhat silly voice over clip

To make voice-over videos, simply

  1. Go to Screenr
  2. Click the “record” button
  3. Resize the frame around a video on your computer
  4. Turn the sound of the video off
  5. Start recording
  6. When you’re done, you can see your voice-over on the screenr page
  7. To save or publish the video, you’ll need to sign up for an account.

Have fun with it!

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