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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LTSIG Interview with Dimitris Primalis

Dimitris Primalis talks about developing critical thinking skills inside and outside the classroom with the aid of technology. He shares tips and activities for helping busy teachers to provide students with the right thinking tools to make a difference in the world. This talk should inspire us to realise that working wisely with technology can […]

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Exploiting YouTube Videos in EFL to Foster Critical Thinking and Collaboration

Jake Delatolas-Saveris gives some background information on his upcoming talk about exploiting You Tube to enhance learner motivation while fostering autonomous learning skills for life. The 21st century dawned at the commencement of the Digital Age – a time of unparalleled growth in technology and its successive information explosion (Beers, 2011). Never before have the […]

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How to Bring Mixed, Augmented & Virtual Reality to Your Classroom.

By Parisa Mehran & Mehrasa Alizadeh What Is MAVR? Recent technological advances and the advent of affordable hardware and software have made Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR), together known as Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities (MAVR), more feasible and desirable in educational settings. MAVR has been illustrated on a continuum […]

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My Tech Travels with the LTSIG & CertICT

  by Frances Walker Our CPD Scholarship winner Frances Walker describes her learning journey with Trinity CertICT with the Consultants-e upon finishing her challenging but rewarding course. Here’s her story: I came to teaching relatively recently, after being made redundant from a 10-year dead-end admin job here in Barcelona. After that door closed, at the […]

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Digital Feedback. Why? When? How?

By Dina Dobrou The first time I heard about recording feedback for students was so many years ago that the tool suggested was cassettes! Back then it was suggested that teachers record themselves on cassettes to provide essay feedback. I did not try it out as it sounded complicated and time consuming. Years later, I […]

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