CPD: Surviving the 21st Century

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Recently I went to the Cambridge Seminar for Business and Academic English in Amsterdam. There were several talks throughout the afternoon, but the one that really caught my interest was the one by Nick Robinson; 21st Century ELT Teacher’s Survial Plan. It was all about how technology is impacting on our jobs already and how it’s likely to in the near future.

Buzz words:
Big Data, BYOD (Bring your own device), cloud computing, digital classroom, efficacy, blended learning, flipped classroom, convergence, adaptive learning, m-learning, ed-tech, mooc

What I took away:
Technology trends affecting ELT are…

  1. constant connectedness; this can be seen in 3G, 4G, Wifi and cloud computing.
  2. devices; There is a plethora – computers are being replaced by tablets, e-readers, smart-phones etc. And there’s convergence = one device can now do the job of several old ones (nowadays a phone can also be a music player, video player…

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