The Teacher Research Programme was first launched in 2014 with the aim of supporting the development of teachers around the world by encouraging them to investigate aspects of their own teaching and to share their learnings.
The 2016 theme is ‘Blended Learning’ and a great number of applications were received from around the world. Five projects were selected to receive support and guidance in pursuing their research:
- Assessing Students' Preferences Regarding Their Asynchronous Individual Study Activities Done Online (Sérgio Luiz de Moraes Ferreira, Brazil)
- Blended English Language Learning for Refugees: Challenges and Possibilities (Helena Simas and colleagues at AMIDEAST, based throughout the Middle East)
- Designing Effective Learning Environments to Get the Most out of Touchtone and the CLMS (Lizette Mendoza & Daniel Hernández, Colombia)
- Online Activities – Do They Really Motivate? (Kay Miller & Jules St. John, UAE)
- Perceptions of Blended Learning in an EFL Setting (Ersin Balci, Turkey)