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darren elliott replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introductions
"Hello all, I teach English at a university in Japan. I`ll be using tumblr with a couple of my classes this year, but other than that I`m pretty low tech (we still use blackboards...I mean the ones with chalk, not the VLE version!) Other than that,…"
Apr 6, 2009

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I am originally from the UK, and have been teaching English as a second/foreign language for about ten years now, at university in England and language schools and universities in Japan. I have also trained teachers, and I am especially interested in learner autonomy, teacher development, technology and english as lingua franca.

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Recast, Recycle, Remix: Multiliteracy Approaches to Cultural Understanding

Presented at Liberlit 2016, Tokyo Christian Women’s University, February 22nd, 2016 Abstract The obstacles to the teaching of literature in a foreign language are many. Learners can struggle with lexical and grammatical complexity, idiomatic or metaphorical expressions, and contextual misunderstandings. These obstacles should not prevent teachers from introducing literature, however. This presenter suggests a three Read More →

An Interview with Zakia Sarwar

An Interview with Zakia Sarwar from darren elliott on Vimeo. In February 2015 I attended the NELTA conference in Kathmandu, Nepal and was fortunate to meet Zakia Sarwar. NELTA is an important regional conference so as well as the ‘local’ attendees (many of whom had travelled great distances across Nepal) there were large contingents from Read More →

An Interview with David Hayes

An Interview with David Hayes from darren elliott on Vimeo. In February of this year I was fortunate enough to visit Kathmandu for the NELTA conference. As an outsider and an observer I felt the conference itself had a very interesting dynamic. It seemed to me that as the local organisers and the foreign developmental Read More →

An Interview with Shannon Sauro and Melinda Dooly

An Interview with Melinda Dooly and Shannon Sauro from darren elliott on Vimeo. I interviewed Melinda Dooly and Shannon Sauro at EUROCALL 2015 in Padova, Italy. They talk here about their experience working on international educational research projects, particularly in telecollaboration, and managing the practical, legal and ethical requirements of such projects. Potentially very problematic, Read More →

An Interview with Robert O’ Dowd

An Interview with Robert O' Dowd from darren elliott on Vimeo. I met with Robert O’ Dowd at the EUROCALL2015 Conference in Padova, Italy in August and had a really interesting conversation about telecollaboration. If you know anything at all about the topic you will have heard of Dr. O’ Dowd, as he is amongst Read More →

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At 7:59pm on May 17, 2010, Tim Musgrave said…
Cheers Darren,
Great blog by the way...
At 10:15am on April 23, 2009, Ana Marie Alfelor said…
Hi Darren! thanks for dropping by. Very interesting page you have here. I'll be sure to come back from time to time to read through your entries.

Ana Marie
At 9:45pm on April 7, 2009, Anne Mirtschin said…
How interesting! The Koreans may also be in a similar boat with their mobile phone devices. Have you put this question on the discussions section (forums) on the front page as I would love to know what suggestions people might have to your question.
At 5:29pm on April 7, 2009, Bruce Cohen said…
HI Darren, if you're interested in new technology then eNoteFile is worth a look at www.enotefile.
New ways to take and file electronic notes with unique search features and sync/share connectivity.
At 9:47am on April 7, 2009, Daniel Craig said…
Hi Daren,

Good to meet you. I haven't been too active in CR2.0 recently, but I still try to keep up :) Welcome to my network (as well as CR2.0).

At 6:01am on April 7, 2009, Anne Mirtschin said…
Hello Darren and welcome to classroom2.0. Do students use laptops at all for lectures. What is the computer access like?
At 11:17pm on April 5, 2009, Michael Stout said…
Here's another Ning that I recommend: http://eflclassroom.ning.com/
At 11:01pm on April 5, 2009, Michael Stout said…
Hi Darren,
Thanks for the add. I look forward to learning with ou in the future. If you are planning on attending JALT CALL perhaps we'll meet. It's at my uni, Toy Gakuen University. I'll be presenting on Voicethread.

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