This week (Mon-Fri inclusive) Macmillan are running a sale on all of their MacEd mobile apps. This includes the premium version of the Sounds app, all 5 IELTS Skills apps, and the Macmillan Diccionario Pocket. Apple and Android versions are included. All apps are available for a fixed price of £1.99/$2.99/EUR 2.69, via the usual … Continue reading Macmillan hosts one-week sale of bestselling apps
Epigeum. It’s not a name that will automatically be familiar to those of you who know the old faces of UK ELT, but it's about to launch a brand-new suite of EAP courses for Universities using a radical collaborative publishing model - which makes it a very exciting place to be for HEIs (Higher Education … Continue reading English for Academic Studies – Collaboration Works!
It goes without saying that the majority of EFL teachers are also writers. Many of us have ambitions to be published, or (increasingly) to publish themselves, but it's a big wide world out there and budding writers - with whatever goal they ultimately have in mind - need support and advice. With a group of … Continue reading Interested in Writing EFL Material? This new SIG is for You!
Just a quick heads-up to start the week...Macmillan Education is running a sale on all their mobile apps this week. This includes the premium version of the excellent Sounds app, all 5 IELTS Skills apps, and the Macmillan Diccionario Pocket. Apple and Android versions are included. All apps are available for a fixed price of £1.99/$2.99/EUR 2.69, via the usual … Continue reading Macmillan Education – sale week on all apps
Investor company Apollo’s recent $2.5bn investment in McGraw-Hill Education is starting to bear fruit. At the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas this month, McGraw-Hill Education gambled on the launch of suite of adaptive learning products for higher education; most interesting among these is the SmartBook, which uses sophisticated software to improve learning and student performance. Actually … Continue reading McGraw-Hill announces launch of the SmartBook
One of the interesting developments in the past couple of years has been the proliferation of apps for language learning, and it seems everyone is getting in on the act. We have peripheral products, such as OUP’s rather over-priced and inanimate readers; Dictionary apps; Exam practice apps, such as Macmillan’s IELTS Skills. Such products, focusing … Continue reading Enter the Doki…an app that uses a games-like approach to great effect
So you’re happy with your iPad? Of course you are. It’s sleek, fashionable and sexy. OK, it has a few irritating niggles. For example, it won’t handle Flash. There’s nowhere to upload files via a USB port, and attaching peripherals such as a projector needs a clunky adaptor, and if you have the new one … Continue reading Here comes India’s Aakash…so what’s you’re mobile learning strategy now?
Just back from Stuttgart. Another year, another BESIG behind us. Next year's venue is a closely guarded secret, but for 2012 Stuttgart treated us to two days of unseasonably sunny weather, and the conference was the biggest ever - around 500 delegates crowded into the atrium of the SpOrt building in Neckar Park, in sight … Continue reading BESIG Stuttgart – Shift Yourself!
TEFL-ers have a terrible choice to make this week. Do they go to Paris for TESOL, or Stuttgart for BESIG? Stuttgart weather over the weekend is sunny on Saturday and cloudy Sunday, with an average temperature of 11 degrees. Much the same as Paris, though rain is forecast for Sunday. In Stuttgart you have some fine extra … Continue reading BESIG or TESOL? A fun weekend, either way!
One the great things about digital resources is how easily and quickly they can be adapted to real-time events. This is great for teacher and student alike – rather than plough on with the same old content, suddenly you can use material that reflects news and the world calendar. Take Halloween, for example. It’s on … Continue reading Gothic Goings-On in Digital ELT