What’s on at LABCI?


MEC Training Assistant, Steph Earnshaw, writes:

‘For those of you who’d like to know exactly what’s going on at the LABCI conference this year, here’s the programme. On this page you’ll also find the downloadable academic programme where you can see more detailed information about what’s planned. The conference is being held at the World Trade Centre Hotel in São Paulo, pictured below.

This year’s theme at LABCI is “Learning Cultures: What Next?” The discussion topics range from “testing and assessment” to “cultural issues”. There are a grand total of 21 talks related to technology in teaching, including two from the MEC team. John Murray our Sales and Marketing Director is giving a talk on “Using technology inside and outside the classro4m while Training Manager Mike Green is speaking about “Teacher support materials for and from the online world”. The author of Blended Learning, Pete Sharma, will also be giving a talk on “Technology enhanced language learning: new perspectives for the digital age”.

Don’t worry if you’re not going to LABCI this year – we’ll have the conference highlights on the blog tomorrow and next week, courtesy of our MEC delegates. So keep checking the blog to find out all about it!’


  • The tone for the conference was set last night by an incredible opening cocktail party, featuring Brazilian dancers, musicians, acrobats and performance artists abseiling down the glass-fronted Cultura Inglesa building. The photos are already here: http://www.labci.com.br/content/teste_galeria.mmp.

    Does anyone agree that sampling a caipirinha cocktail(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipirinha) counts as ‘blended learning’?

    Posted by Emma Shercliff on July 12th 2007

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