Over the last year I have been working with Karen Ludke (Edge Hill University, UK) on a joint project about multilingual singing. This is a new research strand that I will be developing alongside my exisiting research on assignment feedback. … Continue reading
@corpusMOOC I thought it was time to give MOOCs a try, so I decided to sign up for the Corpus Linguistics course produced by Lancaster University within the FutureLearn platform. Experiencing online study The main reason for starting such a … Continue reading
The first presentation of the brand new new module L161 Exploring Languages and Cultures begins today. Over 1000 students have already started to post some fascinating discussions on the module forum. This week the main discussion will focus on accent … Continue reading
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The new module Exploring Languages and Cultures (L161) is due to begin on the 4th October. Over 1000 students are now registered and 46 associate lecturers have been appointed to teach the module across the UK. A briefing session was … Continue reading
As usual, 2013-14 was another busy academic year. Here are a few highlights of my activity: Publications Fernández-Toro, Maria and Hurd, Stella (2014). A model of factors affecting independent learners’ engagement with feedback on language learning tasks. Distance Education, 35(1) … Continue reading
The FELS accessibility team held a faculty-wide training on the 5th March 2013 in order to give colleagues an update on our activities and recent developments within the University. Although we expected 22 attendees, more colleagues turned up on the … Continue reading