Welcome to the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group.

 

We are an international community of educators who promote action research and best practice in the creative applications of  educational technology in practical learning situations. We are classroom teachers who share, speak and write to inspire more of you to do the same. This website is our interactive home where we’ll feature cutting-edge leaders in the field as well as grass-roots teachers who are making a difference in all kinds of classrooms all over the world.

From chat shows and podcasts to guest blogs, scholarships, conferences and personal learning networks, we’ve got our fingers on the pulse of edtech trends around the world. It’s easy to join us and it’s inspiring to contribute. Now would be a good time to find and refine your teaching voice on line with the LTSIG.

To learn more about this established IATEFL Special Interest Group please check out our mission statement.

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Apps to update your teaching skills

  Smartphones are here to stay. Their usage is making a huge impact on our lives and that, of course, includes how and where we teach and learn. Teachers should not resist this new trend. On the contrary, we should take advantage of mobile devices and their applications to expand our students’ exposure to the […]

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Unlimited Professional Development With Technology

Announcing an exciting new IATEFL event on Edtech innovation: – Unlimited Professional Development With Technology – As you can see from the programme below, the TDSIG & LTSIG have got together to bring you cutting-edge thinking  & action in edtech and professional development. See the list of presenters below who dare to lead us from […]

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WHAT’S UP IN THE CLASSROOM? WHATSAPP!

By Carolina Santarossa &  Josefina Castillo Over the last decade, research into second language learning and teaching has focused increasingly on the use of technology in the classroom. The interactive features of multi-media can entice teachers to explore novel ways to engage students more creatively. In this sense, the technological device that is closest to […]

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Professional Development with Technology

One teacher’s story on how he developed as a teacher in tandem with technology. David Dodgson describes the evolution of his role as a teacher through experimenting with technology over the years. Read about his experiences within ever-changing environments, utilising  whatever tools he had at his disposal, from cassette tapes to interactive whiteboards. This time […]

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MOOC’s and M-Learning

  Massive Open Online Courses and M-Learning       By Aysun GÜNEŞ- Anadolu University Abdullah SAYKILI- Afyon Kocatepe University Claudia RODAS- Northern Arizona University   Information is Everywhere  Since 2008, MOOCs have been at the forefront of innovation in  education and have inspired much discussion and controversy about the nature of  “learning”. Many academics […]

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Working with Multi-Level Groups

  Featuring a pedagogical discussion on working with multi-level groups, with Mike Harrison, Divya Madhavann and Tyson Seburn from the Teacher Development SIG Online Team.       I think an important question in the landscape of multi-level instruction is – can the individual needs of all trainees really be taken into account all the […]

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New Layers of Learning with Google Classroom

Stories from the Google classroom ( 2014 – 2016 ) Home Page Digital writing project using Google Classroom by Carla Arena &  Clarissa Bezzera October 2014 was  the beginning of a turning point on how students turned in their compositions at Casa Thomas Jefferson, a binational center in Brasilia. It was to transform the way teachers gave […]

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