Now, as well as the learning opportunities I encounter in my day-to-day working life, I'm also inundated by offers to teach me things every time I turn on my computer. My problem is that I find it difficult to say no! My thirst for knowledge is such that I can't resist the chance to learn! As a consequence, I've signed up for courses and then been unable to complete them due to work commitments, time constraints, or simply, life, getting in the way!! I find the idea of learning with like-minded people from all over the globe irresistible, but the time has come to prioritise. I have to be selective. I have to accept that I just can't do everything I'd like to do. I also need to have some balance, so that not all of my learning is work-related.
To this end, going forward, these are my learning providers of choice:
1. Electronic Village Online (EVO)
A description taken from their own website:
- A safe, private, supportive, international community of teachers and teacher-mentors, working and learning together online
- Live online workshops and chats with educators from around the world
- Live online advanced teaching skill courses
Now, every Wednesday at 12pm and 21.00pm, ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour hold an online discussion on a topic they have selected.