Conferences

What I learned about building online learning

LTSIG Dublin 2015: Making Learning in a Binary Landscape: Online Learning and Online Communities

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Online learning and online communities: Starting with my cultural context of learning, which has been a blend of New Zealand Maori tribal cultures, of colonial culture and generations of family farming culture. I’m going to reflect on what learning has been for my family and what it is becoming for myself and then consider how it is impacting on designing our learning spaces, online learning and online communities, from my experience so far.

a fine balance iatefl 2017

A fine balance: IATEFL 2017

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IATEFL’s (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) International Annual Conference and Exhibition was held in Glasgow in early April and I had the opportunity this year of attending for the first time. Over four days 500 or more talks, workshops and symposiums were held as well as smaller get-togethers of interest groups.

Bita Rezaei IELTA Iran

Building an ELT Community in Iran

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It takes a special kind of person to bring people together and forge communities. It takes leonine qualities to get things to happen in restricted circumstances and within a culture not famous for its teamwork.