Making the best of presenting virtually

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Making the best of presenting virtually

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Thanks to Andy Boon for taking this photo during my presentation!

One of the the things that has changed in the age of corona virus is going to academic conferences or presentations.

At the end of May, I was supposed to go to Niigata to present at the JALT PAN SIG conference. I was really disappointed when it was cancelled because I was really looking forward to seeing my friends from all over Japan and also presenting on my action research on extensive reading.

The conference was quickly moved online and took place last weekend. I’ve had some experience presenting online to people I can’t see on the screen, but still haven’t gotten completely used to it. Luckily during the question and answer time, most of the people turned on their video cameras and it was nice to see the faces of a few friends in the audience.

There are many advantages to having a conference online, especially for people who can’t manage the expense of traveling to a conference far away. However, I think nothing beats seeing your friends face to face. I often learn just as much by having spontaneous conversations with my colleagues as I do attending a formal presentation.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to make the best of it and learn what we can.

LESLEY ITO

LESLEY ITO(レスリー いとう)

アメリカ、フロリダ州出身。両親の仕事の都合で生まれはイギリス。1992年、大学卒業後来日。日本での経験を活かしてアメリカで就職をするまでの1年の予定で帰国予定だったのが、結婚を機に日本で永住を決断。以後、英語指導法に関する研究や発表を重ね、その功績が認められイギリスの大手出版会社から世界の著名指導者のひとりとしてケンブリッジに招待を受ける。
著者として指導書や英語多読用リーダーなど数多くの英語教育関連書籍を執筆し、ドバイでは2015年に多読用リーダーで国際文学最優秀賞を受賞。
現在では、大学での講義やCLILレッスンの講演活動を日本全国で行っている。

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