LTSIG SIG Day
Room: Harewood 1
|10:25||Cecilia Cicolini||Strategies for effective online teaching and learning|
|11:30||Nick Turner||Lessons learned from a ‘language MOOC’ pilot|
|12:05||Amy Lightfoot||Creating and distributing mobile learning materials in resource-poor environments|
|13:35||Victoria Boobyer||Making the most of e-book readers|
|14:35||Nicola Crowley||Flippin’ IELTS|
|15:35||Angie Quintanilla||Digital Storytelling: the power of personal narrative in ELT|
|16:40||Stephen Bax||Online tools for analysing lexis, grammar and discourse in texts|
|17:15||Open Forum||LTSIG Open Forum|
Cecilia Cicolini: Strategies for effective online teaching and learning
IATEFL LTSIG Travel Scholarship winner
Live online classes pose unique challenges to teachers who are not used to this new environment. Therefore, a new set of skills and techniques need to be developed. We will examine these challenges and the strategies which we can use in order to succeed in the live online learning environment.
Nick Turner: Lessons learned from a ‘language MOOC’ pilot
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been lauded within higher education as a means of democratising education and have led to many big university players jumping on the bandwagon. This presentation looks at the pedagogical and practical considerations of applying MOOC concepts to a language learning course that was run in 2013 and some of the lessons that were learned.
Amy Lightfoot: Creating and distributing mobile learning materials in resource-poor environments
Mobile technology increases accessibility to English in low-resource environments. How do ELT pacticioners ensure content is pedagogically sound and relevant for learners in these contexts? In this practical talk, we examine how to create effective materials using IVR (voice) and SMS, through case studies from South Asia. We outline key learning points and content design for replication in similar settings.
Victoria Boobyer: Making the most of e-book readers
As ELT publishers are c reating more and more e-book reader resources, opportunities open up for their creative use by teachers and students. This workshop outlines a number of tried and tested practical activities for students inside and outside the classroom. These activities incorporate listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, alongside a focus on developing digital literacy.
Nicola Crowley: Flippin’ IELTS
The flipped classroom is the latest approach that everyone is talking about – but how can it be used to maximise learning and output for IELTS preparation students? This interactive workshop will explore resources, tools and lessons learned for getting the most out of both classroom time and homework.
Angie Quintanilla: Digital Storytelling: the power of personal narrative in ELT
IATEFL LTSIG Diana Eastment Scholarship winner
This talk will show a classroom experience based on a personal narrative and digital storytelling in an initial teacher training program. The purpose of this experience is to enhance technological literacy and digital competence in student teachers, as well as to reflect on the role of personal narratives as a student-oriented pedagogical tool.
Stephen Bax: Online tools for analysing lexis, grammar and discourse in texts
New online tools now offer powerful means for teachers, learners, researchers, editors and exam boards to analyse lexical, grammatical and discourse composition of texts. This talk reviews tools such as LexTutor, Coh-Metrix and a new tool called Text Inspector, to identify and demonstrate potential benefits and pitfalls for a range of users, in research and the classroom.