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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Cheapest VR Ready Laptops

Picking out a laptop that works well for the needs of the user is difficult for anyone, writes guest blogger, Davor Gasparevic. The myriad choices of computers all require careful consideration of size, speed, memory, graphics, performance and, of course, cost. Gamers require more powerful computers; add virtual reality (VR) into the mix and you […]

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A Massive Open Online Course: Exploring Visual Literacies Through Educational Technology Lenses

by Chryssa Themelis and Julie-Ann Sime In antiquity, many Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates were trying to understand visual objects and their role in society and their impact on an ‘informed’ mind (Benoît, 2015). Visuals can convey messages, share emotions and provide cognitive guidance in diverse ways. The artist is able to understand […]

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IATEFL LT SIG and TESOL CALL-IS event

The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in English Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Either Friend or Foe?

IATEFL LT SIG and TESOL CALL-IS can announce an exciting, jointly organised interactive online event, which will take place on Friday 9 November 2018, 1pm GMT – 5pm GMT We are now sending out a call for proposals. Artificial intelligence is already a part of our daily lives and there are some serious questions to be considered […]

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CyTEA Poster

CyTEA Conference – Call for Speaker Proposals + Travel Grant

  The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG is pleased to announce a presenter travel grant for the annual CyTEA Conference to be held between 8-9 December 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus. CyTEA is an IATEFL associate and holds successful conferences every year, attracting local as well as international delegates. The lucky winner will receive 300 GBP to […]

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OLLReN 2018 Poster

OLLReN 3rd Annual Online Conference – Call for Papers

  The 3rd OLLReN annual online conference on research into using technology for language learning takes places on 4 October 2018.  This is a jointly organised and hosted event by the Learning Technologies SIG, Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press.  Last year’s slides and recordings are available here and there are some thumbnails from last year’s […]

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Introducing our new Online Events Organiser

Following our recent extended call for nominations, we are delighted to announce that Heike Philp was nominated for the position of Online Events Organiser and has now been elected to the committee. Heike has been deeply involved in the LTSIG and has great experience in organising and moderating webinars and online conferences. More information about […]

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