There are different reasons why people decide to start the long road to learn a language. The journey is long, and is full of unforeseen events that are overcome using various motivational reasons that give us strength to move forward. We are going to talk about some of them.
In an increasingly competitive job market how can you make sure your credentials stand out? Open badges are a new way of recognising, verifying and credentialing skills and experience beyond the key planks on a CV. In this plenary we will explore what Open Badges are, the value of Open Badges to educators and learners and how you can use them.
This talk will be a wrap up of the conference, pulling together key learning moments I experienced. I will share three things I learned, as a speaker and delegate, about empowering learners. Firstly, what did I learn through incidental exchanges with other delegates? Secondly, What key thread did I discover from talks I attended. And lastly, what did I learn from being at a conference where learners are involved in the programme? I will also share some ideas for acting on these learning moments. All too often we fail to capitalize on what we learn at conferences: how will I turn my learning into professional development?