Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Writing Matrix Project Presentation at Escuela de Lenguas UNLP

I am very happy to present this mini video about Writing Matrix Project
recorded at the entrance of the Escuela de Lenguas of the National University of La Plata.

NEW :Read an article written by Prof. María Claudia Bellusci about this presentation. Thank you, María Claudia!

Sunday, 16 September 2007

22nd Academic Conference organized by Pearson Longman 2007

The 22nd Academic Conference called "From Global Trends to National Curriculums" took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Mar del Plata. I was invited to attend by Carolina Rioseco. Do you want to see the place? Click on these videos (Sorry if the sound is not good )

Here are some photos, place the cursor over the photos and you will get the names of the people in the photo :

In one of the photos you can see a "whiteboard", the new tool Longman is offering. It is really fantastic! fully interactive: videos, listening material, activities, and you can write on it or highlighten text with an electronic pen. Really innovative.

Talking about presentations? All presentations were good, but the one that I found very interesting was the one by Josefina Semillán Dartiguelongue. She is an anthropological and social philosopher who spoke for an hour and a half and kept all the audience in her fist. Her vocabulary is very rich and she really knows how to keep the attention by changing register - from academic to informal teenager "slang" - and introducing some funny annecdotes or subtle jokes. Her presentation was called: " From relationship bonds to motivation" ( Very inspiring) .Unfortunatelly, she has not written any book :(
I hope I will have the pleasure to listen to her again!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

How to blog properly? Tips

Blogs or Weblogs are the fastest growing technology on the Internet. With there being so many blogs now, how can you make our blog known and get people to read it? How can our blog become outstanding if there are so many people who are trying to accomplish the same thing?

Avoiding the use of scrolls and links in the text body, and eliciting reader response are some of the keys for being successful on the Internet.

New textual mechanisms are taking over to render the act of reading easier and more intuitive because we get tired soon from reading on a screen. Consequently, our blog writing style must be different from the usual writing style we use on a sheet of paper. Blog writing must make the act of reading easier and more intuitive.

( to be continued)