Rebecca Ferriday

Learning Technologist and English Language Specialist
Female, 52 Years|St Austell - PL25 3NN, United Kingdom

Member since: May 26, 2009

Last active on: Jun 17, 2012 at 01:29 PM (EST)

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About Rebecca Ferriday

I've worked in education for hundreds of years, initially as an Adult Basic Skills tutor (teaching literacy, numeracy, basic ICT and ESOL sessions) then as a Teacher Educator specialising in English Language. I now work as a Learning Technologist in FE and HE but also run iBex Education, where I run sessions on WizIQ and in Second Life looking at mobile learning, web 2.0 in education, virtual worlds in teaching, learning and assessment and the use of Facebook in education.

I also run regular and ON DEMAND sessions looking at linguistic concepts such as English language acquisition, language and gender, orthography (grammar, spelling and punctuation) and conversational English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Taster sessions are free, but I do charge for requested sessions and courses, group and one to one tuition.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $30-40 per hour

Group Teaching at $20-30 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
'Second Life' in Teaching and Learning (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
virtual worlds, Second Life, education, training, MUVEs
Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Web 2.0, education and training, Internet, learning
Social networking (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Facebook, Google+, use education
VLE Design and Administration (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
VLE, administration, editing, course design
Mobile Learning in Education (Computer: Hardware)
Language of Instruction: English
mobile learning, smart phones, education and training, iPad
Language Acquisition (Linguistics)
Language of Instruction: English
language acquisition, first language, second language
Language and Gender (Linguistics)
Language of Instruction: English
language and gender, linguistics, sociolinguistics
English Punctuation (Linguistics)
Language of Instruction: English
English, punctuation
English Grammar (Linguistics)
Language of Instruction: English
English, grammar
Conversational English (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English
English, conversation, speaking, listening
British and American English (Linguistics)
Language of Instruction: English
Language, English, American English
Teaching Experience

Learning Technologist

Cornwall College, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Oct 2010 - Present

ILT, web design

Lead Teacher (Teacher Education)

Cornwall College, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Aug 2003 - Oct 2010

Education, ILT, English

Nomintated for STAR Award in Excellence in Teaching HE in 2007, awarded QTLS Status in April 2009, developed UK's first blended learning initial teacher education programme (delivered using a mix of face to face and online tuition)

Professional Experience
Senior Tutor
Link into Learning, United Kingdom
Dec 1997 - Oct 2003

PhD Education Research

Exeter University, United Kingdom

Oct 2008 - Present

BA (hons) Art and Design

Falmouth College of Art and Design, United Kingdom

Sep 1988 - Jun 1991

Professional Exams & Certifications


United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2009


Exeter University, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2005

Associations & Membership
South West Advocate: Research and Practice in Adult Literacy (RaPAL)
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Mar 2011 - Present

Co-editor and contributer to RaPAL journal, also responsible for cover artwork. I also held and filmed conference sessions in the virtual world: 'Second Life'.

Institute for Education (IfL)
United Kingdom
Feb 2007 - Present

Member of IfL

by Priscilla _ posted on 04 November, 2011

This was an excellent introduction to what Second Life (SL) is and how to think about teaching, learning, and/or participating in this format. Rebecca was very thorough in explaining her approach and the benefits students receive by participating allowing them to become comfortable in an environment free of judgments. This seems like a perfect solution for authentic assessments. For all that did not participate live in this session, I would encourage a definite look at the recording. Thanks again, until my next POST, this is Priscilla with S.E.E. Speak Excellent English

by Roger Mosquera posted on 07 October, 2011

Great personality and great knowledge

Rebecca's Public Activities on WizIQ

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Member Recommendations: 13
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