Propose a topic for the 1st 2011 #ELTchat on January 5th

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Propose a topic for the 1st 2011 #ELTchat on January 5th

On behalf of all the moderators on #ELTchat, Happy New Year everyone!

We all took a short break last week but we have noticed some of you missing your Wednesday chats!

Here is a new and fresh page for topics proposed for our next #ELTchat this coming Wednesday on January 5th.

Two friends have found the old page and posted their proposed topics there, so I shall simply copy them and put them in here, as I noticed some of you were having trouble finding the page.


#ELTchat will live and thrive from the discussions that are important to you. Please feel free to suggest topics and questions for discussion.  We will do our best to include all the requests here in a poll as soon as possible. Please note that although we will normally take the questions as they are proposed, we may edit them to ensure that they are applicable to an international audience.

19 Responses

  1. Marisa says:

    @Sue Annan says:
    January 2, 2011 at 1:14 am (Edit)
    How can we convince colleagues that online PD is as valuable as F2F?

  2. Marisa says:

    @Graham Stanley says:
    January 2, 2011 at 10:09 am (Edit)
    What are your New Year’s teaching resolutions? Anything you want to try out / give up?

  3. Maria Nemes says:

    How to convince boss about going online with administration (register/index/syllabi)?

  4. Marisa says:

    Can you elaborate a little bit, Maria, so I can work on the topic? Not sure I am sure what you mean.

  5. ElizabethA says:

    Bravo and well done to all for all the hard work.
    Now although it might be logical for a chat on twitter to link directly from Twitter, it would be good for people who are not familiar with the concept to have a link to this page visible on the site itself. Are there no elks around to sort out this question 😉

  6. Best practices in planning your course.

  7. Jody Fernando says:

    What kind of cross-cultural skills are most useful in the ESL classroom? (for teachers & students) How do we learn & teach cross-cultural skills?

  8. Marisa says:

    Thanks for submitting this topic, Jody but we have discussed cross-cultural skills twice already in recent #ELTchats. Please check the transcripts below:

    If we do not have any more suggestions for topics, I don’t mind putting up to a vote again, but I am just pointing this out so you won’t get disappointed. 🙂

  9. bcnpaul1 says:

    suggested topic: To what extent does the environment we work in affect how we work?

  10. Vladka says:

    I am not sure if there was a similar topic, just thought about: Principles of preparing your own teaching materials.
    By the way, Happy New Year!!!

  11. Sue Lyon-Jones says:

    Missed a couple of sessions so I can’t remember whether or not we’ve discussed plagiarism yet, but if we haven’t then I’d like to suggest it as a topic – perhaps looking at it from a broad perspective of good practice that we can adopt as educators that sends the right message to students and which sets a good example.


  12. Educational Art vs Bona-Fide & Contract-Capable e-Learning

  13. Online Educa Berlin 2010 e-Learning Policy Workshop
    Easing in a New Era: OEB-Workshop on the “European Digital Education Agenda”

    According to a recent study on behalf of the European Commission, many Internet service providers do not fully comply with European law – not even in their official terms of use. This is a major hurdle for those who would like to apply such services in an educational context, in schools as well as in corporate learning, Husmann stresses: “We need fully trusted and reliable Internet services for digital education and learning use because we are dealing with highly sensitive personal information, particularly when it comes to creating personalised and lifelong learning environments.”

  14. Regulation of e-Learning
    New National and International Policy Perspectives

  15. Groupthink is a type of thought within a deeply cohesive in-group whose members try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. It is a second potential negative consequence of group cohesion

  16. Education outreach is a variation of Cause Marketing and/or Strategic Philanthropy and other focused Public Affairs activities that are specific to education

  17. Lancelot GmbH & Avalonlearning vs Industrial Blindness after 4 EU project yrs

  18. Marisa says:

    Dear James,

    #ELTchat is a discussion group with interests in ELT. While we may consider related job and legal issues, I would please ask you to

    1. Suggest the topic clearly – what is it that you want our community to discuss, in one simple sentence or question.
    2. Make sure your topic is of general interest and not a personal gripe against an institution or an individual.
    3. We reserve the right not to select such topics and just in case you decide to start quoting this and that, may I ask you to have a rethink.
    3. Please avoid asking us to do further reading to understand your question. We are a group of volunteers, all of us very busy teachers and teacher trainers and we will simply not do any of that.


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