Posts by Julie-ann-sime (5 results)

  • Comics are not just for struggling readers: Language teachers’ views on comics as a teaching resource

    by Julie-Ann Sime “We are living in a golden age of cartoon art.  Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect.” (Chute, 2014) Comics have become a transmedia storytelling success with games, films, and animations based on comics being released across multiple media platforms in a co-ordinated manner by massive Superhero publishing and media companies like… read more

  • Teaching with Comics for Inclusive English Language Learning

    Pedagogy embraces methods to teach and help students grow as independent and educated thinkers but not all students learn in the same way so it is vital for educators to create more opportunities for people to learn as part of their daily routines to ensure life-long learning.  The CIELL pedagogy is based on mobile learning, visuals such comics and infographics,… read more

  • An App for Comics and Inclusive Learning

    The CiELL is a European collaborative project on innovation in higher education. It focuses on inclusiveness in English language learning. Inclusion is defined in the UN framework as: “a process of systemic reform embodying changes and modifications in content, teaching methods, approaches, structures and strategies in education to overcome barriers with a vision serving to provide all students of the relevant age range with… read more

  • ELTons Digital Innovation Award 2021

    The CIELL project won the British Council ELTons Award for Digital Innovation in English Language Teaching 2021 for the CIELL App and Learning Resources. The award was accepted by the project manager Dr Julie-Ann Sime on behalf of the CIELL project consortium at an awards ceremony on 15th November 2021 and watched by over 10,000 people worldwide. The CIELL project… read more

  • ‘Good Practice’ award

    The CIELL project received an award for ‘Good Practice’ in research and development from the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union who partially funded the project.  It is highlighted on the ERASMUS+ Project Results website as a model project that can inspire others and guide future research.  The external reviewers particularly commented on the high quality of the project outputs,… read more