Hello, my name is Ana Cristina Pratas  Passionate about education & using ICT to enhance learning, online/distance education, music & photography; can't live without sun, sea & open skies.
25+ years of teaching at Tertiary Education - Language and Content subjects; Experienced in Designing Online Courses Experienced in Online/Distance Tutoring In-company Consultant/Trainer for International Communication in the Business World Law Translation; German Language; Literary Studies; Cultural Studies; Translation Studies; Business Studies and Communication; EAP for the Medical Sciences; EAP for Management; EAP and ESP, and ELT. Have experience of teaching at Higher Education in: Portugal, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, the UK and Japan. Experience in EdTech (Educational Technology) training in Developing Countries Experience in EdTech (Educational Technology) for Teacher Training Curator Digital Delights - Connecting Online Education Digital Delights for Learners Digital Delights - Avatars & Virtual Worlds Digital Delights - Image Editing Digital Delights for Digital Learning- Contemporary Digital Tribes Voices in the Feminine - Women's Writing Around the Web Blogs: CristinaSkyBox (Award winning EdTech blog in 2011, 2012) Mind Mirrors - Reflections on Change with Educators, Social Media Specialists Dreaming Weaving Learning - Blog on Current Education Nameste Nepal! Voices in the Mist Goals: Online Course Design and Online Teaching, Teacher Training Specialties: ICT for Education, Online/Distance Education, English for Academic Purposes, English for International Business Communication
DALL·E: Creating Images from Text
January 7, 2021
December 23, 2020
Lessons from the Pandemic - Stephen Downes 
December 9, 2020
Being Online: Facing the Digital Future Together - by Stephen Downes
December 2, 2020
Video Meetings, Video Conferencing and Screen Sharing | Whereby
November 30, 2020
Kinopio
November 30, 2020
PDF Buddy - Online PDF Editor
November 13, 2020
PDF Editor & Tools | Good Annotations
November 12, 2020
Why, 'logically', online learning is superior to face-to-face teaching - Tony Bates
October 31, 2020
Open Broadcaster Software®️  - Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.…
October 30, 2020
Ecosia - the search engine that plants trees
October 17, 2020
Fake news and critical thinking in ELT
October 17, 2020
Stop telling students to study STEM instead of humanities for the post-coronavirus world
October 15, 2020
Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift 
October 14, 2020
Donald Clark Plan B: Engagement - most used yet most misunderstood word in learning?
October 11, 2020
Triventy | Collaborative Classroom Quizzes & Surveys #edu
October 6, 2020
DOOZY: Create, host and play awesome quizzes. #edu
October 6, 2020
Sustainability | Free Full-Text | The UnMOOCing Process: Extending the Impact of MOOC Educational Resources as OERs…
October 5, 2020
Instructional Design for a New Generation
October 5, 2020
elearn Magazine: Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The context of virtually connecting…
October 5, 2020
Issues to Consider Before Adopting a Digital Platform or Learning Program
October 4, 2020
Radical Flexibility and Relationality as Responses to Education in Times of Crisis 
October 3, 2020
A Principal's Reflections: High-Agency in the Remote and Hybrid Classroom #edu
October 2, 2020
revisiting cooperation
October 2, 2020
IdeaBoardz - Brainstorm, Retrospect, Collaborate #edu
October 1, 2020
Vol 8 No SI (2020): Special Issue: 2019 New Materialist Reconfiguring Higher Education Conference | Critical Studie…
September 30, 2020
Simpdf - Simple PDF editor could come in handy when converting documents
September 28, 2020
The corridor of uncertainty: Visibility in online meetings
September 28, 2020
September 28, 2020
5 tips on how unis can do more to design online learning that works for all students
September 27, 2020
“Mind the gap”: Critical insights on the urgent transition to online learning in a time of crisis – Part one…
September 27, 2020
Pedagogy of Care — Gone Massive
September 25, 2020
We Rise and Fall Together: Assessment during COVID-19
September 24, 2020
Innovation and on-line and digital learning: five myths, five barriers, and five strategies by Tony Bates…
September 23, 2020
What We Talk About When We Talk About Digital Capabilities: Keynote for #udigcap | Donna Lanclos…
September 23, 2020
Blacklight – The Markup real-time #privacy online. Has anyone been using this? Interested i…
September 23, 2020
corey sparks: pedagogical dis/continuity 11
September 23, 2020
Benefits of Online Learning
January 30, 2018
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Learning is....
June 11, 2017
-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle oth...
April 19, 2017
September 16, 2016
Online Student Success
March 15, 2016
E-learning, Distance Education-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon,...
Web Conferencing Tools
June 7, 2015
Online Conferencing Tools, WebConferencing Tools-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/join -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly...
K is for Katherine
June 6, 2015
ELT Publishing, ELT Teacher Training, ELT, Blogging and Collaboration
M is for Mark
June 6, 2015
Education, Education in Finland, 21st Century Educators
Tips for Online Learning
October 30, 2014
How to succeed in online learning-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon...