Posts under ‘Education’

Bibliography tool for students and teachers

I’ve installed a bibliographic tool that allows you to create your own account and enter bibliographic information. One of the very nice things about this tool is that it formats your entry in the style of your choice (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) This is nice because it’s a pain to remember how to format an […]

2010 ELT conferences, Taiwan

The following was taken from a posting. I have no idea how accurate the information is, but I assume it’s fairly correct: ELT Conferences 2010 • Forumosa 2010 International Conference and Workshop on TEFL & Applied LinguisticsMarch 12-13, 2010Ming Chuan UniversityTaoyuan, Taiwan 2010 Asian EFL Journal International Annual ConferenceApril 23-25, 2010Providence UniversityTaichung, Taiwan Second […]

Good story for the education topic

I’ll be using previously developed topical lessons next semester for some classes. You can find them at (try student/npue when prompted). The following story would fit well in the education module. As a side note, I don’t quite understand why using traditional versus simplified characters is such an issue. A larger question might be, […]

MOE wasting students’ time

Below are some excerpts from a very timely and accurate letter regarding the bungling of English education and testing by the MOE. Click on the link below for the entire letter. Taipei Times – archives How to waste students’ timeTuesday, Sep 22, 2009, Page 8 …The conversation component of the GEPT is recorded and measures […]

Students affected by typhoon to receive aid, waivers

Aid measures for students affected by typhoon announced – Taiwan News Online If necessary, MOE to open temporary classrooms at various shelters, says Wu Central News Agency 2009-08-16 12:00 AM The government announced yesterday schooling and aid measures for students affected by Typhoon Morakot to ensure their education is not interrupted. Information provided by the […]

Open Clipart Library

This is a great resource for teachers and everybody else: Open Clip Art Library Drawing Together This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used. All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public Domain according to the statement by the Creative Commons. If […]


Wow, there are a number of very cool rss generators out there that weren’t around the last time I looked. I installed this one in all of 15 seconds and it seems to work very nicely. Podcast Generator – Open Source Podcast Publishing Solution Podcast Generator is a free web based podcast publishing script written […]

Online and blended learning more effective than F2F

This comes as no surprise to me. As a student and teacher, I much prefer online learning to F2F learning. The report on which this article is based can be found at | U.S. Dept. of Education Finds Online & Blended Education More Effective than Residential Method Alone Is online education as effective […]

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Surviving College Break

I was struck by how culturally significant this story is. It is of course written for an American audience, but I plan to use it with my Taiwanese students, asking them what elements of the list below and the story seem odd. The Columbus Dispatch : Not home alone: Perils of the college break Surviving […]