Resources

ETP front coverMusic & Sound Effects for e-Learning Projects

If you're involved in making podcasts or videos you'll no doubt need music files to make your project stand out. This list of websites offer free audio files for use in your e-learning projects. We've included links to sites offering sound loops, sound effects and longer music tracks.

ETP front coverTen serviceable sites (Peter Travis)

Reproduced with permission from ETP (English Teaching Professional)

This article looks at ten websites teachers can use to enhance the teaching and learning process. The article appeared in the Issue 56 of the ETp (English Teaching Professional).

ETP front coverDo you Skype? (Peter Travis)

Reproduced with permission from ETP (English Teaching Professional)

This article looks at the may opportunities online communication tools like Skype offer language learners. The article appeared in the Issue 56 of the ETp (English Teaching Professional).

ETP front coverCreating podcasts (Peter Travis)

Reproduced with permission from ETP (English Teaching Professional)

This article offers suggestions on how to prepare for and produce your own or student-generated podcasts. Support for everything from a simple one-minute podcast to a full radio-show type broadcast. Plus advice on the technology you'll need to get started.

ETP front coverAn introduction to podcasting (Peter Travis)

Reproduced with permission from ETP (English Teaching Professional)

Podcasts are a great and low-cost way to disseminate information and learning 'chunks' to your target audience. Learn the basics of finding suitable podcasts in this practical article that Peter wrote for language teachers. 'How to Create Your Own Podcasts' coming soon!

EL Gazette front cover The challenges of teaching online (Fiona Joseph)

Reproduced with permission from EL Gazette

Online communication tools allow educators to reach learners far beyond the confines of the classroom. In this article, Fiona considers the opportunities in online learning from the perspective of teachers and trainers.

Europa Vicina front coverSpeaking skills for the 21st century (Fiona Joseph)

Reproduced with permission from Europa Vicina

In this article, Fiona looks at the challenge for today's university graduates in developing effective speaking and communication skills. (Clue: it isn't Lauren - "Whatever" - from the Catherine Tate show!)

Call Review front coverSkype and podcasting: Case Study (Peter Travis)

Reproduced with permission from IATEFL Call Sig 2007

Podcasting and VOIP services, like Skype, provide the perfect opportunity to learn and practise speaking skills. In this Case Study, Peter outlines the development of the Splendid Speaking Podcast.


EL Gazette front coverIs it time to drop the 'e' from e-learning? (Fiona Joseph)

Reproduced with permission from EL Gazette

Many of the claims made for e-learning are overblown. In this article, Fiona argues the case for cutting through the hype and taking the best elements of e-learning and 'traditional' learning in a blended approach.