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It has been a week now from the beginning of the spring semester in Russian universities and I decided to write a short post about what I see as an important question to address.Russia is one of the countries with a long-standing tradition of Teacher-centered classroom which I see as a great obstacle to the development of the students' learner autonomy.Just today I posted a task for my students to complete in the course of academic writing they are taking. I posted it in the wiki I use to…Continue
Posted on February 13, 2011 at 6:32pm
I can't say I am a vigorous Twitter user partially because until this starting course I could not quite come to the understanding of how it might be used in my teaching context. I was introduced to Twitter back in the summer of 2008 during the Hornby Summer School all devoted to teaching using the technology. I remember how excited I felt then but my enthusiasm soon dwindled because back home I could not see a place for it in the classroom. What I completely…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2011 at 6:02pm — 3 Comments
I'd like to share with what I have been busy with over the last week, which was actually promted by our sessions and discussions. Thanks to the activities in our group I've realised that what I really want to do and am interested in is teaching online. Well, I have had some experience in e-moderation for the British Council but what I started thinking about is teaching as a freelancer. So as a first step to doing this I made a google search and one of the first…Continue
Posted on January 27, 2011 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment
Greetings to all course participants!
I am writing this blog post from Oxford where I am currently staying for my Christmas/New Year break after attending my graduation ceremony at the University of Leeds where I studied for my Master's in TESOL and ICT.
I am really excited about this new opportunity to work together with teachers from around the world discussing some issues associated with literacy in its current interpretation. It would be interesting to…Continue
Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment