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Technology in (autonomous) language learning has become more and more important over the last years. Furthermore, we are also planning to give technology a greater role in the work of the SIG. Let us know where you blog, tweet, etc...

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I have a number of blogs as well as websites that I 'curate'. For me these are hugely important as part of my own autonomous learning. I use Scoop.it to collect and publish my own reading list at: http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technology Keeping this up to date pushes me to read more and make value judgements and selections before I republish articles.

I try to encourage my students to do similar things.

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I tweet as @sandymillin http://twitter.com/sandymillin
I also have a blog specifically dedicated to promoting learner autonomy for students, with step-by-step guides showing them how to use technology tools to practise their English:
http://independentenglish.wordpress.com
I also blog at http://sandymillin.wordpress.com which includes some reflection about learner autonomy and will feature a complete recorded and written version of my presentation from the conference entitled 'Go Online: getting your students to use Internet resources'.
I look forward to meeting many of you at the conference next week.
Sandy

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I have to admit that I do not really blog or use Twitter, but, even though I'm no longer in the region, still maintain the TESOL Arabia LI Sig website http://ilearn.20m.com and our Moodle site http://learnerindependence.info

Previously we also had a ninehub Moodle which was for Emirati students taking Teaching degrees.

I have created blogs for different EVO events, but have failed to keep them going.

I do, however help maintain a university-wide Moodle based Independent Learning 'course' and Moodles for all my courses.

Phil

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Hello Christian
I don't see the point of the question here!
Anyway - I'll sympathize with Phil - I think maintaining the interest, momentum and initiative are really important - and I do not know how to do that _ i have blogged but then moved on with my life and stopped - I have tried to get students on board but it's difficult - and then some new whizzy tool comes along which makes what you are doing look outdated - and it is!

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@all: thanks for your comments and ideas.
@Heather: Thanks for your comment. In the coming year we will try to update our social media sites and to reach more people by using more technology/social media/blog. We are aso currently thinking of building up a website for teacher/learner resources. Therefore, it is important to know what teachers, lecturers, learners use.

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@all: thanks for your comments and ideas.
@Heather: Thanks for your comment. In the coming year we will try to update our social media sites and to reach more people by using more technology/social media/blog. We are aso currently thinking of building up a website for teacher/learner resources. Therefore, it is important to know what teachers, lecturers, learners use.

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@Nik: Thanks, that's really helpful.

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Hi Christian,
Sounds like an interesting venture - but which medium do you think would work best? How will you get the buy-in from people and how can it be sustained? There is just so much out there already - and so many choices - it's already overwhelming - what would make this venture successful and popular and different from the others?
Best wishes,
Heather

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Hi Heather,

Yes, I know that there is quite a lot outside already. We don't know yet what it will be but it will rather be an improvement of our website or a site which really focuses on autonomy!!! I'll let you know:-)

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I have a site where I blog and post material that I have written. I find this really helps to force me to keep doing stuff as without it I tend to let things slide: www.tmenglish.org

Having the site acts as a focus for my Twitter account @TailormadeEng, my facebook account www.facebook.com/TailorMadeEng and my Scoop.it account http://www.scoop.it/t/tmenglish/

I also use a Pearltrees account to keep track of stuff that I need to read in the future. Unfortunately, this is getting bigger and bigger by the day.

It sounds like you have an exciting project on your hands.

All the best,

Stephen

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