- I was the on-site buddy at the JALTCALL2018 Virtually Connecting session. Read Teresa Mackinnon‘s blog post about the session, Supporting the Connections across Continents, here.
- My first article out of my PhD project, Are Japanese Digital Natives ready for learning english online? a preliminary case study at Osaka University, was cited by James Goddard in his presentation, Factors Influencing the Demand for Online Education/e-Learning at Higher Education Institutions in Japan.
- I attended Andrew Blyth’s workshop, How to Set up Your Own Website to Support Your Students and Career. Check HelloSpace to learn more on this topic.
- I talked to Gary Ross about how to learn to code, and here is his advice:
- Start with creating a webpage
- Take online courses on coding
- Listen to Jen Simmons’s podcasts: http://jensimmons.com/
- Read books (I’m waiting for Gary to share his favorite books with me. I’ll add them later).
After talking to Gary, I searched and found these two websites:
- While I liked the interactive nature of the roundtable, The Future of Educational Technology, I found the discussion about introversion and shyness simplistic and biased. Also, linguistic imperialism was acknowledged, however, the message was: That’s the way it is. We enjoy it!