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Described as "revolutionary" and the "coursebook of the future", what exactly is English360? how can it help your teaching , career or school? Designed to help teachers make a pedagogically valid ...

Described as "revolutionary" and the "coursebook of the future", what exactly is English360? how can it help your teaching , career or school? Designed to help teachers make a pedagogically valid transition to online tools, English360 combines world-class courses from Cambridge together with materials authoring, course design and blended learning. The result: engaging, collaborative, personalised learning paths for our "digital native" students.

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  • bring everything together - not 20 passwords, no set up, no server or downloading, no tech team, we take care of all that.
  • bring everything together - not 20 passwords, no set up, no server or downloading, no tech team, we take care of all that.
  • bring everything together - not 20 passwords, no set up, no server or downloading, no tech team, we take care of all that.

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  • Going Digital: Introducing English360 IATEFL Brighton 2011
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  • What is the coursebook of the future? How will we learn, how will we teach?
  • Agenda about the future of learning 6 facts 2 directions 8 ways to the future of the coursebook that English360 can help you go digital
  • Agenda about the future of learning 6 facts 2 directions 8 ways to the future of the coursebook that English360 can help you go digital
  • Content from the cloud...
  • ...delivered through a range of mobile devices,
  • ...ubiquitous,
  • personalised for each learner...
  • ...adaptive,
  • ...and social.
  • So... Personalized, adaptive, social. Ubiquitous cloud-to-mobile delivery. English360 delivers this technology, from the perspective of the teacher.
  • So... Personalized, adaptive, social. Ubiquitous cloud-to-mobile delivery. English360 delivers this technology, from the perspective of the teacher.
  • Agenda about the future of learning 6 facts 2 directions to the future of the coursebook 8 ways that English360 can help you go digital
  • The old web is a pipe. The old web is a pipe.
  • What is the “ old web ” relationship? Top-down, expert-created, static, passively consumed
  • The new web is a platform.... where we all work together to create, share, discuss, learn.
  • What direction is the relationship? Bottom-up, active user-generated, dynamic content
  • Active users: new skills for teachers Web apps today support creativity: “ teacher as DJ ” Source: Jamie Keddie 11/6/09
  • ESP/EAP materials development The content continuum and a new way forward 1. Open up publisher content: from static to dynamic 2. Give teachers tools to select, sequence, author.... 3. ...social software to share, exchange, collaborate. PUBLISHER SCHOOL ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES reliable, validated pedagogic quality quality production easy to use, saves time fast, up-to-date, and inexpensive closer fit to language, culture, student needs integration with content areas generic - common denominator slow - 2-5 years from concept to classroom “ top down ” - authors far from Ss, Ts lots of work, takes time can be disorganized low production values
  • Agenda about the future of learning 6 facts 2 directions 8 ways to the future of the coursebook that English360 can help you go digital
  • English360 tools just log in and deliver online, blended learning Content repository Authoring tools Social software Light, flat LMS
  • Options: print handouts for class...
  • ...or project on screen in class
  • Or create an online learning course...
  • Or “ blended ” : classroom plus online
  • 1. Out-of-box web-based learning platform... ...helping teachers go digital
  • 1. Out-of-box web-based learning platform... ...helping teachers go digital
  • 1. Out-of-box web-based learning platform... ...helping teachers go digital
  • 2. Ready-to-go courses, homework Complete courses or supplementary material
  • 2. Ready-to-go courses, homework Complete courses or supplementary material
  • 2. Ready-to-go courses, homework Complete courses or supplementary material
  • 3. Powerful, easy-to-use authoring tools Integrate, supplement, customize Cambridge content
  • 3. Powerful, easy-to-use authoring tools Integrate, supplement, customize Cambridge content
  • 3. Powerful, easy-to-use authoring tools Integrate, supplement, customize Cambridge content
  • 3. Powerful, easy-to-use authoring tools Integrate, supplement, customize Cambridge content
  • 3. Powerful, easy-to-use authoring tools Integrate, supplement, customize Cambridge content
  • 4. Collaboration among students Page comments, feedback, forums, project-based learning
  • 4. Collaboration among students Page comments, feedback, forums, project-based learning
  • 4. Collaboration among students Page comments, feedback, forums, project-based learning
  • 4. Collaboration among students Page comments, feedback, forums, project-based learning
  • 5. Administration, LMS, gradebook Manage learning, track progress, record attendance
  • 5. Administration, LMS, gradebook Manage learning, track progress, record attendance
  • 6. Integration tool for authentic web content Connect your curriculum to the real world, current events
  • 6. Integration tool for authentic web content Connect your curriculum to the real world, current events
  • 7. Collaboration with colleagues Digital materials bank. Virtual staff room. Teacher training.
  • 7. Collaboration with colleagues Digital materials bank. Virtual staff room. Teacher training.
  • 8. Playlist course design Bringing together the best of “ top-down ” and “ bottom-up ”
  • 8. Playlist course design Bringing together the best of “ top-down ” and “ bottom-up ”
  • Conclusion Personalized, adaptive, social. Ubiquitous cloud-to-mobile delivery. English360 gives educators the flexibility to go digital, appropriate to each course and student.
  • Thank you! Questions?