Author Archives: estherbarrett

Online language – A new species of language

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

This the third in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther talks about David Crystal’s theory that online language is neither speaking nor writing although it has features of both. It’s a new species of language.

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Online language – What does it look like?

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

This the second in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at four different characteristics of this method of communication – what features and protocols do we see developing online?

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Online language – Journey to a PhD

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

This the first in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Esther starts by describing how she came to do a PhD in education and online language.

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Digital Literacy: the third Essential Skill in Wales

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

Wales has recently taken significant steps towards establishing digital literacy as one of the Essential Skills within the FE, Work Based Learning and Adult Community Learning sectors for adults and young people who want to gain qualifications in communication, application of number, IT and ESOL. Along with colleagues in Jisc Wales, I’ve been involved in … Read more