Ready to Run receives ELTons Nomination

Ready to Run receives ELTons Nomination

Ready to Run is a finalist of the 17th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English Language Teaching 2019 in Innovation in learner resources. This learning resource has been selected as a finalist by a panel of experts from among 150 international products, publications and services as meeting the stringent criteria for innovation and practical application.

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Changing tides: Navigating The EU Copyright Directive and education content licensing

Changing tides: Navigating The EU Copyright Directive and education content licensing

At Digital Learning Associates we have been studying the EU Copyright Directive Law for any  challenges and risks it poses the education sector. Under the Directive, social content posted by users, and containing rights-protected material, will become the platforms’ responsibility to clear for copyright including paying fees, or take down. But education users are also feeling a chill.

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Video in flexible learning design

Video in flexible learning design

Video as a learning resource doesn’t always deliver flexibility for teachers. It is typically slotted in as a separate element at the close of a lesson (“You’ve been good, now watch this!”). Or there’s a link to a video for homework. In class, there is a fear and rigidity for instructors around pressing play. Perhaps it’s fed by anxiety around equipment, or teachers are scarred by low quality outdated content and styles from the educational video of 10 years ago. Maybe there’s a worry around perceived higher costs, the difficulty of sourcing up to date content, or the relative trickiness of adapting digital materials to learner needs compared to making a quick scissor cut on a paper sheet. At DLA, we observe all this and think it’s time to relax. The age of video-centred learning is here, let’s enjoy it.

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