Category Archives: research

eBeam – the students’ perspective

At the end of the eBeam trial I asked students to (anonymously) write down what they thought of it. Here are their responses (with permission): “It’s not really neccessary, we can use it sometimes, but not each course. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Unplanned planning

The research into my own planning process has been of to an interesting start! I was hoping to be comparing the process I’ve been going through with the responses I’ve had about how teachers plan this week, but hey, best … Continue reading

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Lesson planning

A few weeks ago I participated in a webinar on lesson planning (Perspectives of lesson planning. John Huges. Oxford University Press), introduced through a blog post of the same name (http://oupeltglobalblog.com/tag/webinar/). It spurred me into thinking about how I plan my … Continue reading

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eBeam me up scotty 1

At the beginning of this teaching term I was asked to trial the eBeam for the college I teach at. I hadn’t heard of eBeam  before, so the first thing I did was google it. What is eBeam? What I … Continue reading

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Preliminary research findings

After having compiled the responses from the first term’s surveys, it’s clear that for students to really interact with the VLE I should include it more or better integrate it  into my teaching, rather than just use it for homework and … Continue reading

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Current research summary

My current research considers insights into the use of technology by international students currently studying on pre-sessional English courses at an embedded pathways college. The research explores whether students have experience of learning environments on-line before designing activities to facilitate … Continue reading

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