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12 from 12 Blog challenge from @yearinthelifeof

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    FIRST OFF, a warm congratulations to Vicky Loras on her 3rd year of blogging!!!  Wild how the time flies by, eh.  I’m 1/2 way there and this is actually my 150th post, and I feel like taking up a challenge by Adam Simpson asking us to highlight our favorite posts from 2012 as he did in 2011. Would love to hear what your top 12 from 12 are as well (hint, hint “challenge”), and without further ado…   1) This year I started venturing more into online teaching and this post I asked for 100 words of wisdom (…)

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The Value of Knowledge Today is on the Decline

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    Yesterday, I was inspired by a great post by Chris Wilson on How to Survive the Teacher Apocalypse.  I thought about it all afternoon especially as it touched upon thoughts I had had on the cost of knowledge.  The interesting turn for me came when I started reflecting more on the Value of Knowledge because realistically the costs of knowledge have and will continue to drop rapidly (despite the efforts of gatekeepers) due to digitalization and other market factors, but something is rising in counter weight…   BEFORE I go further, a quick historical interlude…   2000 years ago, access (…)

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Edulang now has a cool lil’ mascot AND a swanky new catalogue!

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  So what do you think of our new mascot? …     While revamping the webpage a bit, we also took the time to get around to something that clients, especially universities have been asking for awhile— a catalogue that describes all of our products.   Again, our mascot rose to the occasion  Check it out here.     And a quick peek at one page describing 1 of our 9 applications     I must say, it is cool working with a team of tech/design-oriented folks that can whip off things like this without thinking twice… I gotta (…)

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Tesol Greece Blog Challenge

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    Tesol Greece has just launched a blog, and started off the interaction with a challenge: ” During an economic crisis, resources (books, budgets, infrastructure) are limited but high standards and qualifications are required so that learners can survive on the job market. Can the use of technology help learners and teachers overcome this problem? If so, how?”   My answer, without any doubt, is YES, especially if the concerns are budgetary. Technology in and of itself is a tool, and the current tool of the Internet is providing opportunities that very few language-learning tools have ever been able (…)

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Freebies for #ELT professionals

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    Every Saturday I go to the local market and I know very well why I go… 1) The produce is better and a cook like me knows how important that is. 2) The folks that sell it depend on their direct clients and there’s a more colorful relationship than with the supermarket around the corner.   Also, one my favorite thing about these local markets relationship is the “freebies“, or the age-old offer of a taste of watermelon, ya know that “try these new strawberries I got in”, or the, “well you’ve bought so much fish, I’m going (…)

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