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Employability in a digital world

Esther Barrett shares some thoughts about twenty first century working life and tools we can use to support learners to develop their employability skills in the digital world

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Presentations – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your presentation interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.

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Online language – Why do we need to teach it?

This the fifth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at why we need to teach online language as part of digital capability and basic literacy.

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Online language – How are communities using it?

This the fourth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at how online communities use language characteristics and conventions as part of their identity.

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Online language – A new species of language

This the third in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther talks about David Crystal’s theory that online language is neither speaking nor writing although it has features of both. It’s a new species of language.

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Online language – What does it look like?

This the second in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at four different characteristics of this method of communication – what features and etiquette do we see developing online?

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Online language – Journey to a PhD

This the first in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Esther starts by describing how she came to do a PhD in education and online language.

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Teaching without speaking

Esther reflects on how she learned to teach without speaking and what that meant for her practice as a learning technologist.