Chatting with Mike Marzio – Real English in blended ESOL teaching/learning

Learning2gether Episode 246

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On Sun Nov 16 LEARNING2GETHER was chatting with Mike Marzio about Real English in blended ESOL teaching/learning

Real English is a long-time passion of Mike Marzio (that and cruising the riviera on his motorbike). Mike has become well known in language learning circles for videoing street language and developing lessons around the conversations and making those available free at his website Today he shows us his new “jumbo lesson” with the new features – as a component in blended ESOL teaching/learning.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Thanks to an ongoing grant from


Online Language Learning with Teachers and Free Conversation Exchanges

image Real English® is listening: Online Language Learning w…

I – Online Teachers at a (Sweet) Price II – Free Conversation Exchange Services as of September 30, 2014 Introduction
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Earlier this week

Sun Nov 9 1500 GMT EVO Moderators LEARNING2GETHER with Hope Kandel and Credly

Mon Nov 10 Connected Courses webinar on the case of #etmooc

Nov 10-23: About co-learning:

Mon Nov 10 A Look at Policy Matters that Affect Open Badges

A healthy Open Badges ecosystem exists within the context of policy and regulation at many levels. In this session, we will explore two policy questions:

  • What are the policy considerations at the institutional level?
  • What policies are under consideration – or should be – at the federal level in the U.S.?

Anne Derryberry will put forth the community-developed framework for developing institutional policies which she participated in authoring. Mary Alice McCarthy, Senior Policy Analyst in the Education Policy Program at New America, will present a number of policy discussions occurring at the U.S. federal level.

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Tue Nov 11 Nellie Deutsch on Certificates and Badges on Moodle


Wed Nov 12 Connected Courses webinar on Twitter Chat #colearning

Nov 10-23: About co-learning:

Friday Nov 14 Christel Broady YLT Webinar: Stop Paying for Technology

Presented by: Christel Broady, Ph.D.

Ongoing events happening now

Throughout November -Educational Technology & Global Issues – An IATEFL LTSIG & GISIG event

The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and Global Issues SIG are putting together an exciting month-long online event. The format will be a series of audio episodes, almost like a weekly radio show. Each episode will feature a full interview with an expert in the field of technology discussing different problematic aspects of edtech and global issues, as well as success stories of where technology is genuinely making a difference. After each episode, listeners can continue the conversation by contributing in various moderated discussions or leaving their own audio comments at our site. It promises to be an event like nothing you’ve ever heard before!

Connected Courses

What’s going on in (check the website and stay tuned here)

Nov 10-23: About co-learning:

Oct 20 to Dec 15 George Siemens MOOC on Data, Analytics and Learning

Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan



October 27-November 16: Guest presentations

  • Nov 11 – Jason R. Levine on ‘A Case Study in Conceiving, Promoting, Organising, & Onlining’.
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