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Trinity corpus findings #corpora
One of the objectives of Trinity College London investing in the Trinity Lancaster Spoken Corpus has been to share findings with the language assessment community. The corpus allows us to develop an innovative approach to validating test constructs and offers a window into the exam room so we ...
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Presented at the Open Educational Resources (OER16) Conference on 19 April, 2016 in Edinburgh, UK
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Presented at the Open Education Global Conference 2016 in Krakow, Poland on April 12
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Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download.

This looks really handy. We just grabbed our own copy.


Google's Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it's absolutely free to download, for both Windows and Mac users.
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What is an Open Business Model and How Can You Generate Revenue? Money by Xavier Vergés CC BY In this post I describe what an open business model is and some of the many ways to generate revenue wh…
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Presented with Chris Mansfield at the IATEFL Conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom on April 15, 2016 as part of the Interactive Language Learning Fair
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Originally posted on EFL Notes: Following on from what could be described as a corpus carnival this year, some of those presenters kindly answered 5 questions. I list them in approximately chronological order: Teaching the pragmatics of spoken requests in…
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Open Acces 2020 large scale transition roadmap #openaccess #libraries http://oa2020.org/roadmap/
A. Introduction. This roadmap complements the Expression of Interest; it is intended to offer guidelines for some practical steps that can be taken to prepare for the envisaged open access transformation. For reasons explained below, this document addresses mainly the library level within the ...
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  • Concordia University
    Educational Technology, 2009 - present
  • Victoria University of Wellington
    English Literature, 1991 - 1994
  • University of Manchester
    Educational Technology & ELT, 2002 - 2003
  • Institute of Education
    Online Education and Training, 2005 - 2006
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment
    Dip.TEFLA, 1999 - 2000
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Open English resources practitioner and researcher
Introduction
I am an open education practitioner and researcher working in the area of technology-enhanced learning for English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). With the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE) at the Open University and with the English Language Centre at Durham University in the UK I have developed the TOETOE project: Technology for Open English - Toying with Open E-resources. I’m also a doctoral candidate in Educational Technology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
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Being somewhat nomadic, I’ve gained experience and understanding from learning, teaching and researching across different academic contexts, including HE institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada, Korea, and New Zealand (my country of origin). Increasingly, I’ve been drawn to working in the area of Open Educational Resources (OER) for academic practice in HE institutions, and with NGOs to devise educational interventions for under-resourced communities.
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Open Educational Resources practitioner and researcher
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  • Concordia University
    PhD Candidate in Educational Technology, 2009 - present
    With the Global Open Educational Resources Graduate Network (GO-GN) funded by UNESCO http://oer-unescochair-ounl.ning.com/go-gn With The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language Education http://www.tirfonline.org/
  • Open University
    Open Fellow, 2013 - 2014
    With the Open Educational Resources Research Hub (OERRH) funded by the Hewlett Foundation http://oerresearchhub.org
  • University of Oxford
    Project Manager for TOETOE International, 2012 - 2013
    With the UK Higher Education Academy and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) https://www-dev.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/oer/OER3_INT_synthesis_report
  • Durham University
    Research Fellow with the English Language Centre, 2010 - 2012
  • Open University
    Teaching Fellow with the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE), 2011 - 2012
    http://www.open.ac.uk/score/
  • Durham University
    International Foundation Coordinator at the Foundation and English Language Centres, 2009 - 2010
  • International Graduate School of English
    English Language Materials Development Lecturer, 2003 - 2005
  • Yonsei University
    English Language Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • Vancouver Community College
    EAP Instructor, 2008 - 2008
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Val-David, Canada - Montreal, Canada - Incheon, Korea - Hamilton, NZ - Hastings, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Seoul, Korea - Manchester, UK - Vancouver, Canada - Durham, UK - London, UK
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Securing user rights in education – reflections from our policy debate |...
oerpolicy.eu

How to secure user rights in education? This was the question we asked during a policy debate organised by Communia and hosted by MEP Michał

add-e: Simply add electricity to YOUR bicycle | Indiegogo
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Don´t buy a new e-bike. Instead, transform your existing bike into a powerful e-bike within seconds | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to su

A Lexicon of Sustainability
halfanhour.blogspot.com

This is a summary of a talk at the Hewlett Grantees' Meeting, San Francisco, March 25, 2015. Errors (and typos, etc) are my own. Douglas Gay

FLAX Collocation Matching
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In FLAX Collocation Matching your goal is to match the shuffled words to create collocations. Drag and drop the partial phrase to create a m

FLAX Collocation Dominoes
market.android.com

In FLAX Collocation Dominoes your goal is to create ‘dominoes’ of collocations that lead on from one another (e.g. star sign, sign language)

English for Academic Purposes in Neoliberal Universities: A Critical Gro...
www.scoop.it

The critical grounded theory presented in this book offers valuable insights on the social processes and strategies used by Blended English

What's the SCORE?
a-world-of-open.blogspot.com

So for a while now I have been meaning to write a post about a project I was involved in about 4 years ago that enabled me to be actively in

What we are not afraid to say about Ebola virus
www.virology.ws

In a recent New York Times OpEd, Michaeal Osterholm wonders whether Ebola virus could go airborne. Is there any truth to what he wrote?

What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework?
en.slideshare.net

My talk for Wikimania London 2014 http://bit.ly/wikimania2014 for related resources

Bridging Informal MOOCs and Formal English for Academic Purposes Prog…
en.slideshare.net

Presented at the Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) Conference in Lancaster on July 23, 2014. Based on collaborative work with the FLAX La

Bridging Informal MOOCs and Formal English for Academic Purposes Prog…
www.slideshare.net

Presented at the Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) Conference in Lancaster on July 23, 2014. Based on collaborative work with the FLAX La

Ten years of virology blog
www.virology.ws

Ten years ago this month I started writing about viruses at virology blog.

Flexible Open Language Education for a Multilingual World
videolectures.net

More so than ever we have increasing access to a range of authentic open content online (lectures and podcasts, e-books, e-textbooks, Open A

Flexible Open Language Education for a MultiLingual World
www.slideshare.net

Presentation given at the OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Resources at the Interface of Openness for Academic English
www.slideshare.net

Presentation given at the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Research Track at the OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference 2014 in Ljub

Laurence Anthony's Software
www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp

The website of Laurence Anthony. Associate Professor at Waseda University Japan developer of AntConc, a freeware concordancer software progr