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Live From TESOL 2014: Chaos and Complexity in Portland

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for his posts! The last plenary session of TESOL 2014 was given this morning by Prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman. Like the word “Wow” (see my last blog), the word … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Megatrends in TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis will be blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for his posts! Wow! I usually tell my English language learners not to use that word, as it tends to be overused. But after having attended David … Continue reading

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TLO 16: How to Teach Online: Review and Wrap-Up: Part 2

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Welcome to the last of this 16-part series of TLO Blogs, which have had, in total, well over 2,000 hits (so far). So, I wanted to thank those readers, especially those of you who posted questions and comments. Thanks also … Continue reading

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TLO 15: How to Teach Online: Review and Wrap-Up: Part 1

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

As this is the penultimate TLO blog in this 16-part series, I asked some of the readers and responders what they thought would be the most useful way to wrap things up. Many of the readers said that, as we’ve … Continue reading

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TLO 14: How to Teach Online: Assessing Online Learning II

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Welcome to the 14th in this series of 16 TLO blogs. Last time, in TLO 13, we looked at some of the challenges of assessing online learning, based on a kind of “triangulated model,” with timeframes, quantity, and quality as … Continue reading

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TLO 13: How to Teach Online: Assessing Online Learning

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Welcome to the 13th in this series of 16 TLO (teaching and learning online) blogs. Here in eastern Ontario, Canada, there’s been a period of record-breaking, severe winter weather with temperatures getting down to 40 degrees below zero, where Fahrenheit … Continue reading

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TLO 12: How to Teach Online: Building Trust

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

In TLO 11 (posted 8 Jan 2014), I wrote that: “When we think and talk about building relationships online, we move beyond the Technology of TLO to the other ‘Big T’, which is Trust. In all relationships, personal as well … Continue reading

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TLO 11: How to Teach Online: Establishing Ground Rules II

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

In the previous blog (posted December 18), we looked at establishing a set of standards for behavior and interaction in a teaching and learning environment online, which are different in some important ways from the ground rules in regular, face-to-face … Continue reading

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TLO 10: How to Teach Online: Establishing the Ground Rules

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

In the previous blog (posted December 4), we looked at some of the ways in which course participants, including the teachers, can get to know each other in spite of not being in a physical classroom, and in many cases … Continue reading

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TLO 9: How to Teach Online: Get to Know Your Course Participants

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Finally! The “how to” stuff! Some readers have e-mailed me to say that, although they are finding these TLO blogs interesting, they thought it was going to be more of a “how to” type blog, which some of the other … Continue reading

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