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.

6th ELT Malta (14)

The Highs & Lows of Taking ELT Education Online

Karen McRae talks about Blended learning using Moodle as a online learning management system. Interestingly, the curriculum redesign that Karen describes  sprang from what we might call ‘inspirational dissatisfaction’. In this case dissatisfaction with the lack of suitable text books to cover teaching and learning needs where she works. A practical and insightful look at […]

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The 6th ELT Malta Conference 2017

The IATEFL Learning technologies SIG is pleased to announce its prominent strand at the 6th ELT Malta Conference, English for 21st Century skills,  to be held between 12-14 October 2017.   Confirmed plenary speakers of the conference are Sarah Mercer, Penny Ur, David Nunan, Andy Hockley and Robert McLarty. See the programme and registration forms below. […]

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Self-directed Learning in the EFL Classroom

Lara Portelli, inspired by Sugata Mitra’s TED talk, Children can teach themselves, draws upon further research and practice to encourage teachers to bring learning technologies into the classroom. Lara’s research and ideas suggest that teachers can provide new frameworks for channelling self-directed learning models into the classroom in order to forge more flexible teacher-student dynamics […]

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6th ELT Malta (12)

Preparing for Life in a Multicultural and Interconnected World

Susana talks about diversity and uncertainty in a world where students must be equipped to deal with complexity. Compelling key words in her interview include growth, a globally connected approach, collaborative learning environments and new learning/ teaching cultures. For more details about the project she will focus on at ELT Malta, watch her interview below. […]

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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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