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At The Consultants-E we help educators worldwide become more comfortable with technology in their teaching. This blog highlights technology trends, and offers tips and guidance on how to use technology in the classroom and online, based on several years of experience of helping teachers worldwide integrate technology effectively. We hope you enjoy it!

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  • Our Eureka! Moments (Teaching with Technology)

    by Ana d Almeida

    05 December 2014 in category: TheConsultants-E

    Eureka

     

    "My first Eureka moment took place when I was learning to be a teacher. I was observing an experienced teacher set up a listening class with her students. She elicited some items from the students onto the blackboard, and then seemed magically turn that into a checklist for the following listening activity – the students had to listen to see whether any of the items they had offered were mentioned in the following listening. It was at that moment that I realised that she had deliberately prepared this stage to feed into the following stage of the lesson.

    I saw that lessons have an overall structure and movement of their own, with stages meaningfully leading into each other. It was like suddenly seeing a whole painting, or hearing a whole piece of music, and realising that the pieces lead from one to the next, and that this is the ...

    Tags: testimonies eureka tutors


  • The Consultants-E Christmas Raffle

    by Ana d Almeida

    05 December 2014 in category: TheConsultants-E

    TCE Xmas Raffle

    Going Mobile

     

    To mark the festive season we will be raffling on Dec 23 a copy of Nicky and Gavin’s new GOING MOBILE book to be launched in the next few days. Interested? Here’s how to participate: 

    1. Read the blog post ‘Our Eureka moments with teaching with technology'
    2. Write a short text (of 150-300 words) on the same topic. 
    3. To enter the raffle, please submit your entry here by the deadline of Dec 21 (midnight, UK time), 
    4. The best Eureka’s pieces (judged by our tutors) will be featured on our blog and Facebook page on Jan 5. 
    5. Entries must include your Eureka moment with teaching with technology

    We’re looking forward to receiving your Eureka pieces. 

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

    Ana

    Tags: going moblie raffle xmas


  • The Difference Scholarship Awards Can Make...

    by Ana d Almeida

    05 December 2014 in category: Courses

    interview

    Each year The Consultants-E awards a number of scholarships to applicants from around the world. This year Obiajulu Emejulu from Nigeria and Tien Mai from Vietnam each won a place on one of our E-Moderation courses. As we come to the end of the year, we thought we’d get in touch with them again and find out more about their impressions on the E-Mod. 

    Obiajulu Emejulu is a professor of Communication and Language Arts responsible for teaching Use of English and Technical Report Writing courses at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. Tien Mai has a degree in English Language Teaching from Ho Chi Minh University of Pedagogy, and a distinction graduation certificate from Curtin University of Technology. He currently works as a secondary school teacher at Vietnam-Australia International School, a private bilingual school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ~ Victoria Boobyer

    E-Mod interview

    The Consultants-E: How have you benefited as ...

    Tags: interviews eModeration e-moderation, online teaching, elearning, emoderation scholarship e-moderation


  • Have you Ever Done an Online Course?

    by Ana d Almeida

    25 September 2014 in category: Courses

    Doing an online course can mean different things to different participants. However, from our past participants’ feedback we learn that there is a lot of learning taking place on our courses. They emphasise things like:

    • Becoming more confident as a learner and tutor
    • Gaining new skills as a learner and tutor
    • Gaining greater understanding of e-learning by comparing it to face to face instruction
    • Finding out more about what kind of learner you are
    • Learning through observing tutor and other course participants
    • Experimenting with collaborative learning via well structured task
    You can read a few comments from our past course participants below but we’d like to ask you: Have you ever done an online course? How has it changed you and your understanding of elearning?

    If you'd like to dive in and experiment with elearning, check out our upcoming October courses - E-Moderation, Cert ICT, Cert IBET and ...

    Tags: feedback testimonies back to school Elearning


  • Chile & Digital Literacies News!

    by Ana d Almeida

    29 June 2014 in category: TheConsultants-E

    In June, The Consultants-E were in Chile to train a group of 140 teachers and volunteers to work in the twenty-five English language winter camps across Chile in July.

    chile training

     

    This was one more project with British Council Chile and the Chilean government. As you may know, Chile has been investing heavily in improving the quality of the English language in the public sector over the last few years. The English camps, part of Programa Inglés Abre Puertas, have been sucessfully running since 2008 in summer (January) and winter (July). Students, ages 14-18, and teachers and volunteers (usually student teachers in their final year) are selected via a competitive process, from various schools and universities in Chile.

    The theme of this year's winter camp is Social Networking. To ensure that students get the most out of this topic, we have introduced a general 'digital literacies' syllabus into the 5-day programme. ...

    Tags: digital literacies Chile teacher training book

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