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Ethos and exploitation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1, 2015. 4 Replies

I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue

Tags: Exploitation, Students, International, Migrants

Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting teaching story with you. Earlier in January 2015, I received a…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

To Host or to be a Guest?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hazel Owen Mar 4, 2014. 1 Reply

To be a good teacher, one learns by being an observer. Then on that dreaded day, you become the novice teacher with someone observing every move you make. You get lots of critical feedback and with…Continue

Tags: eLearning, Radio

Is radio a good medium for teaching English?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adon Kumar Feb 4, 2014. 2 Replies

This year I decided to give back something FREE to the migrant community. So I am hosting my own Radio program called…Continue

Tags: elearning, Radio, Migrants, English, ESP

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What is your profession?
ESOL, IT and Business Consultant
What is your interest in ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching?
I am an ESOL lecturer with a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics. I am actively involved in Online and Flexible Learning and Teaching. I worked in the commercial IT sector for over 20 years before entering the academic world.

I use all sorts of ICT tools to promote online learning e.g. Moodle, Blackboard, Mobile devices and also have my own online video delivery website called

I do ICT consulting work and manage commercial Social Media sites and do eModeration work in my spare time.
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Learning through Online Manuals

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 19:48 3 Comments

Did you notice something when you bought your new techy gadget? You open the brand new box and with it comes a hard copy manual. You find it very useful because you are excited with your purchase and want to know how to use your new tablet or electronic device. After the first use of that paper manual, you file it away and it rarely gets used and you…


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At 13:50 on March 27, 2012, Hazel Owen said…

Welcome, Adon - it's great to have you join the community. I was having a good look around EnglishAvatar the other day, and was going to write a blog post about it, but feel it would be heaps better if you wanted to jump in with one! It's a really neat concept, and it would be great to hear how it's going. Also, please feel free to jump in with comments, questions, suggestions and ideas. Cheers. Hazel



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