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TELLConsult attended SMART_VET project kick-off meeting

on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 16:55

The EU project SMART_VET (2011-2013) had its kick-off meeting at the coordinator (FIT) 's premises in Dublin. 

On behalf of TELLConsult, partner in this project on (interactive whiteboards) IWBs in Vocational Education, I attended and contributed an invited presentation on my experiences with IWBs in education. On the photo here, Gilberto Colinassi (ENAIP FVG),  presenting the Italian SmarTeach project

Obviously I included the related EU project iTILT, presented an overvview and some of the interim products.

Being responsible for the design of the survey questionnaire to map teachers´ IWB

TELLConsult invited by Utrecht University to develop summercourse on NIFLAR project results

on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 18:33

Having been a partner in the EU project NIFLAR TELLConsult gladly accepted Utrecht University’s  invitation to develop a summercourse to disseminate the results of its most successful EU project NIFLAR on video web communication and 3D virtual worlds in language education.

The initiative is a joint venture of The Department of Modern Languages and the Centre for Teaching and Learning of Utrecht University in collaboration with the Faculty of Education of Valencia University and the Utrecht Summerschool

As a first step we have defined the focus and title of the course: Methodologies &

TELLConsult contributed plenary presentation to EU project ETALAGE conference

on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 20:56

On behalf of TELLConsult I contributed a presentation, entitled 'Task-supported language teaching and technology-enhanced learning'  to the final meeting of the EU project ETALAGE in Budapest. (more on this below) 


The fourth and final meeting / Conference of the Etalage project took place in Budapest from Sunday the 9th of October until Thursday the 13th of October 2011. Eötvös Lorand University and Madách Imre Gimnázium, Budapest, hosted the event for colleagues and their guests from 9 European countries. 

In his presentation 'Pedagogical changes brought about by ICT integration' at

TELLConsult contributed to review of SURF ACADEMY Summer School ‘ Video in Education’

on Sat, 10/15/2011 - 17:55

SURF is the collaborative organisation for higher education institutions and research institutes aimed at breakthrough innovations in ICT. SURF provides the foundation for the excellence of higher education and research in the Netherlands. More info here.
Kirsten Veelo, one of its community managers, invited me to contribute to an interview about the SURF ACADEMY Summer School ‘ Video in Education’. 

View the recording here 

Sequences of the results will be used for her presentation about SURF services at the EDUCAUSE 2011conference

For a more elaborate report on this course see my review

TELLConsult contributed keynote to the 2011 English for Kids conference

on Sat, 09/24/2011 - 22:50

On the occasion of the European Day of Languages 2011 EFKF, the English for Kids Foundation, organized 2 days of English in Action. 

Friday 23 September was reserved for the EFKF Kids World Games, Saturday 24 September for the International Support & Teach Conference. 

Both events took place on University College Utrecht Campus and were financially supported by the European Platform.

Various volunteers presented information on the EFKF projects in India, South Africa and Ukraine they were or had been involved in.

As Head of EFKF Research & Development I was invited to provide some input and

TELLConsult levert bijdrage aan Levende Talen Studiedag 2011

on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 21:39

Als projectpartner in het Europese project  ‘interactive Technologies In Language Teaching’ (iTILT ) 

verzorgt TELLConsult een workshop op de Studiedag 2011 van de Nederlandse vereniging voor taaldocenten 'Levende Talen', met de titel:

Op weg naar kwaliteitskenmerken voor digibord materiaal.

Hoewel het digibord overwegend enthousiast ontvangen wordt in onderwijsland, blijken voor veel taaldocenten de toepassingsmogelijkheden minder voor de hand liggend.
Tevens laten metastudies zoals (Koenraad, 2008a) zien dat digibord gebruik niet vanzelfsprekend toegevoegde waarde biedt voor de

Ervaringen van EU projecten met 3D en onderwijs

on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 14:09

Universiteit Utrecht en TELLConsult willen graag de ervaringen m.b.t. 3D en onderwijs van een groot aantal partners uit het EU-netwerk ´EUROversity´ presenteren op de SURF onderwijsdagen 2011.

TELLConsult at EUROCALL 2011

on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 13:25

TELLConsult to present iTILT poster at the EUROCALL 2011 Conference in Nottingham (UK)

EU Project on IWBs in Vocational Education

on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:50

Project proposal on Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) in Vocational Education gets funded.

Linguist list review of Digital Genres, New Literacies and Autonomy in Language Learning (Luzon et al., 2010)

on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 12:14

The June 2011 edition of the LINGUIST List features Daria Dayter's review of the book 'Digital Genres, New Literacies and Autonomy in Language Learning', edited by María José Luzón, María Noelia Ruiz-Madrid and María Luisa Villanueva (2010). 

A number of contributions to the book, published in the Cambridge Scholars Publishers series,  was first presented at the Seminario Internacional CIBERTAAAL, a conference organised in 2008 by Grupo de Investigación GIAPEL (University Jaume I) Género y TIC. Nuevas Competencias y Aplicaciones al Aprendizaje Autónomo de Lenguas 

The summary  at Amazon