Blogs, wikis & podcasts (& Second Life)

I've just finished a video presentation that I was asked to make for a publisher's in-house conference in Mexico next week. It's not great, but I found making it a lot of fun. I must do more of this!

Here is a better quality version (requires Quicktime 7.0): Web 2.0 & Language Learning


  1. Graham, I´ve been trying to watch your video presentation, but haven´t been able to. I click the link, wait while it says it´s uploading and nothing... :(

  2. Anonymous1:33 pm

    I think it is great.
    Thanks for posting your video presentation on web 2.0 tools and its use in language learning.
    I'll write a post about it in
    if you don't mind.

  3. Anonymous3:37 pm

    Great summary of the way things are moving in delivering EFL courses! Spurs me on to learn more! I'd like to have seen something about the use of the "Virtual Classroom" - one of my current projects.

  4. Ana Maria, It must have been a temporary problem (I hope) as I can access it now - I hope you've been able to see it now.

    José Luis and Rob, thanks for your comments - I'd be happy for you to write about it, and or link directly to the video if you wanted to as well. It was a lot of fun to make, and I'd be more than happy for more people to get some benefit out of it.

  5. Dear Graham,

    I loved to watch your video, for these are the tools I've been testing, and was really glad to identify some of my projects in it! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you had a successful video project set up. It will surely help us show the "big picture" to our co-workers.

    Beijos from Brazil,


  6. Sorry, Graham!

    I posted as "Grupo Cardamomo", which happens to be the gastronomic group I'm part of!!!

    It's just me, Carla!

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  8. Many thanks G. I pushed it here

  9. I also can't view your video

  10. Graham! Well done! Thank you so much for synthesizing three very important worlds of technology and their relevance in language education.

    I'm giving a presentation about blogs to PhD students (the majority of whom have very little experience with web technology) and will be sure to recommend your site and this video.

    Thank you!
    Marlen Harrison
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  11. Thankyou, Leigh & Marlen. I hope it'll be of interest and use to students - that makes me very happy

    EFL Geek and others who can't view it - you need to have Quicktime 7.0 installed I think.

    You can now also view it here:

  12. Anonymous7:15 am

    Hi Graham!

    I've just discovered your blog and am in between lessons here, so I'm suffering a bit because I'd like to read some more of your Oh well, will have to wait till this evening. I'm also experimenting with English instruction in Second Life. I'm the owner of "ESL in Second Life", a free location for ESL instructors and students. Am looking forward to more can find me at: &
    Both of my blogs are very much under construction at the moment...Thx again for your insightful blog!

  13. Excellent work! I received your blog address from the Braz-TESOL people in Brazil, and can't thank them enough. The information is priceless, and I will definitely consider your ideas in my upcoming classes.
    Also, I will be doing further reading on what has been posted here. I am very interested in entering the 'Second Life' for class projects, together with my students. Thanks again!

  14. Thankyou all for your kind comments - it makes doing this all worthwhile!

  15. Thanks so much, Graham-- you've done a great job with this video. Very friendly for someone like me who's been out of the technology loop for over a year. I feel like I *might* be able to catch up a bit, thanks to you!

  16. Hi Stanley,

    Although I've known this blog for some time this is the first time I write a comment here.
    First of all, thank you for the serious, neat, professional work you are doing. This blog is an essential resource for any EFL teacher who whishes to learn more and integrate technology into his or her language classroom.

    Secondly, I'd like to congratulate you on the video. Great job! It provides a clear and enlightening overview of the most widely-used web 2.0 tools and some of their possible applications. I was glad to see some familiar projects, such as Carla Arena and Dennis' exchange.

    Finally, I wanted to let you know that I am going to introduce this blog (and video) to my co-workers during our first Computer Lab Workshop on March 2nd. I've checked your creative commons licence, so I'll share it in compliance with the attributions that are stated there.

    Thanks again and best regards,

    Carla Raguseo from Argentina

  17. Sorry, I meant in compliance with the conditions that atr stated.
    Thanks, Carla

  18. That's great Carla . thanks for your kind comments - I hope that your co-workers find it interesting and useful.

  19. Hello Graham,
    What a great job you´ve done with your Web 2.0 video! I was finally able to watch it and learn too.

  20. Thankyou Anna Maria - I'm glad that you were finally able to watch it.


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