Most of you would already know Nicky, if not on Cyberland, then from The Consultants-E, or have seen her running around one of the IATEFL conferences. But, do you know that this power techno guru used to be a technophobe? Yes, you read right! So, I just had to talk to her about that, hadn’t I? Of course, at the same time, I had to ask her how we could convince people like how she used to be. Of those, I’m sure we know more than a fair few. Watch this video and hear what Nicky has to say! A hint, I can’t resist… She mentioned something on Wordle. If you’d like to stretch your imagination on the use of Wordle to the max, do read my post A Wordle of Tricks and Ideas.
And, Nicky, I agree with you 100% on the IWBs… and thank you kindly (as Mick Jagger would say) for taking time off your hectic schedule to do this interview.
Nicky is the Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E, and has been involved in EFL teaching and training since 1987. Her most recent book is Teaching Online (Delta Publishing 2010), written with Lindsay Clandfield. She specialises in online teaching and training via virtual learning environments such as Moodle, but is also interested in the application of ICT in the language classroom.
Find out more about Nicky on the Consultants-E website and on her blog E-moderation Station. You can follow her on Twitter as well: @TheConsultantsE
Nicky recorded the video on a Flip camera, and then put it together in Windows movie maker. She resisted the temptation to add a Star Wars soundtrack. :)