Grassroots language technology: Glenys Hanson, Re-blogged

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 - 18:59:43 CEST  

Glenys Hanson, an avid HotPotatoes user and a good friend of mine, I can proudly say, has recently been interviewed on EFL Notes sharing her experiences and mentioning my HotPotatoes Tutorials and add-ons site. Here I re-blog the interview.

Grassroots language technology: Glenys Hanson,

"Grassroots entrepreneurship" was listed as one of four characteristics that ELTJam says(1) one can use to understand the current so called ed-tech movement and/or revolution. The others being money, disruption, polarisation/controversy. Amongst the examples they gave of such entrepreneurship initiatives was Marie Goodwin(2), a teacher who wanted a platform to help kids with reading(3). The grassroots language technology series is trying to show that many teachers are doing similar, probably much smaller and mostly non-commercial, projects. Our next person in the series is Glenys Hanson, @GlenysHanson, who I first met on an online pronunciation course. Many thanks to Glenys for sharing her experiences. 1. Can you share a bit about your background? Glenys: I’m from Wales but I’ve been living in France for nearly 50 years. I was an English as a foreign language teacher at the Centre de linguistique applique, Universite de Franche-Comte… Read the original post

Bug fixes in Audio crossword and Audio glosses add-ons

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 - 18:54:31 CEST  

Audio Crossword v2 and Audio glosses v2 had a minor bug which affected all source files. Code was not inserted when the Subtitle field was not used. Additionally, there was some unnnecessary code - leftovers from the development stage. The Audio Glosses with JMix dragdrop v1 add-on is unaffected as it was developed later and thus the bug was not introduced during development. All source files in both add-ons are now corrected and re-uploaded. Thanks to Glenys Hanson and Agnes Simonet for spotting this and bringing it up.

Donating my birthday!

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 - 1:13:16 CEST  

That's correct! I'm not chasing possessions. And instead of gifts, I've decided to donate my birthday. ☍ A child will not go to bed hungry, a mother could buy textbooks and school uniforms for her kids, a father will be able to provide clean drinking water and food for his family. Achieved 50% of my goal! Thanks!

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