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Video conferencing and the amazing new features in BigBlueButton 2.0

Video conferencing and the amazing new features in BigBlueButton 2.0

Written by on 11/12/2017 in Blog, Curated content

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for online learning. It is a project that started a few years ago and now it has reached a good level of maturity. Version 2.0 is just in Beta yet, but it will probably be released soon. In this post we are enumerating the most interesting new […]

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Nace el SIELE, «el gran campus virtual del español»

Nace el SIELE, «el gran campus virtual del español»

Written by on 08/09/2015 in Curated content

El Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española es un nuevo sistema de certificación en línea abierto a todos los países hispanohablantes. Promovido por el Instituto Cervantes, la Universidad de Salamanca y la UNAM y desarrollado por Telefónica, el SIELE empezará a funcionar en enero de 2016. Los ministros de Asuntos Exteriores y de […]

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4 ways that phones are improving education

4 ways that phones are improving education

Written by on 04/09/2015 in Curated content

By Joe McCarthy “Put that phone away!” yell a thousand teachers every second of every day. Mobile phones are often thought to have no place in the classroom. They’re nothing but a big ole distraction, right? While mobile phones may be more of a bane than a boon in US schools, they are advancing education […]

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The critical difference between “Studying” and “Learning” a language

The critical difference between “Studying” and “Learning” a language

Written by on 20/08/2015 in Curated content

By John Fotheringham of Foreign Language Mastery I am often asked if there any tricks or shortcuts to learning a language more quickly. I always respond with the same answer: The trick to learning a language is to actually learn the language. This may sound obvious, but it points to the fundamental (and so often […]

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Translating and the Computer Conference, 37th Edition

Translating and the Computer Conference, 37th Edition

Written by on 19/08/2015 in Curated content

Ghent (Belgium), Giorgio Vassallo – The 37th edition of the “Translating and the Computer” conference will be held on November 26 and 27 of 2015 in London. The conference is expected to be an opportunity for users as well as developers of translation technologies to participate in a forum dedicated to translation and language technology. […]

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Una encuesta muestra Travel Idioma industria está creciendo

Una encuesta muestra Travel Idioma industria está creciendo

Written by on 18/08/2015 in Curated content

  ¿Cuál es el estado actual de la industria de viajes de idiomas? Los resultados de una encuesta reciente muestran estadísticas importantes sobre los resultados empresariales de las escuelas de idiomas y agencias de educación. La primera ALTO (Asociación de Organizaciones de Viajes de Idiomas) Encuesta de Viajes de Idiomas Industria se llevó a cabo […]

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Blending technology and traditional teaching shows promise

Blending technology and traditional teaching shows promise

Written by on 31/07/2015 in Curated content

BY JULIE LANDRY LAVIOLETTE A long time ago, in a classroom not so far away, a teacher stood at the chalkboard and taught. Fast forward to a school today, and you might find kids tapping away on laptops, recording oral histories on tablets or learning math problems via YouTube. Harnessing technology in the classroom has […]

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Why Teachers and Students Should Blog

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog

Written by on 29/07/2015 in Curated content

Blogs have the potential to expand student creativity, not to mention their writing skills. Language Arts and Reading specialists will love that, right? But how do I convince them that their students are thirsty for the knowledge they want to share but not the same way that they themselves obtained it? These kids are 21st […]

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How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction & Retention

How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction & Retention

Written by on 22/07/2015 in Curated content

As models of blended learning grow, improve, and reinvent what school looks like, their potential isn’t only limited to helping create a student-centered education system; they can also vastly improve the lives and capacities of teachers worldwide. Blended learning is not about merely using technology in the classroom. It’s about the combination of online learning […]

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5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice

5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice

Written by on 09/07/2015 in Curated content

I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to online quizzing games regardless of the topic or content. I get enthralled trying to outwit my Facebook friends and move up the leaderboards, spending more hours than I’ll admit here trying to do so. I’m not the only one either. Millions of people share this same […]

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