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DoL Teaching Forum: The EPOS portfolio

At the Department of Languages Teaching Forum held on the 06.09.12, Bärbel Kϋhn and  Jϋrgen Friedrich (University of Bremen), presented EPOS2: The Department of Languages of the University of Bremen has been successfully working with its electronic ELP ‘EPOS’ over … Continue reading

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Collaboration with Stella Hurd

Now that my last article submission is about to be published I can finally resume work on an article provisionally entitled Reacting to feedback on language learning tasks: A model of cognitive and affective engagement in learning contexts, that Stella Hurd and I started … Continue reading

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Forthcoming publication

Our article entitled Are the principles of effective feedback transferable across disciplines? A comparative study of written assignment feedback in Languages and Technology (authors: María Fernández-Toro, Mike Truman and Mirabelle Walker) has just been accepted for publication in Assessment and Evaluation … Continue reading

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On the media

My host in Asunción, Paraguayan harpist Rito Pedersen, gave me numerous opportunities to make a case for bilingualism on the media. I was interviewed on Juan Pastoriza’s radio programme La noche del folklore (Radio Monumental, 30.07.12) and on the TV programme … Continue reading

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Bilingualism in Paraguayan song

This presentation, given at the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (7th August 2012) was entitled Presencia del guarani en la canción paraguaya and drew on an earlier research project on bilingualism in Paraguayan song that I carried out back in 2005.  Although I am … Continue reading

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International collaboration

A Summer visit to Paraguay gave me the opportunity to make contact with colleagues at the  Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (UAA). I was invited to give a talk about e-learning at the OU, which took place at the UAA. On the same day … Continue reading

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Conference paper

As part of the eFeP project Elena Polisca and I gave a joint paper at the Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education Conference (LLAS Edinburgh, July 2012) entitled Evaluating assignment e-feedback in Higher Education Further details about the project can be found … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

In this blog I will be posting details and comments about my teaching and research activities. I have only just started it, so please bear with me while I get it going. I will also be developing a series of … Continue reading

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