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Announcing the LTSIG strand at the International House BCN conference

The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG is excited to announce its strand at the International House Barcelona ELT Conference to be held between 9-10 February 2018. Our expert line up includes Gavin Dudeney, Sophia Mavridi, Shaun Wilden, Barbara Gardner and Valentina Dodge, who are to address key issues in the field of Learning Technologies. Other guest speakers […]

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Meet Our Speakers at ELT Malta 2017

After quite a few months of preparing for the LTSIG strand at ELT Malta, from the first call for proposals to the granting of scholarships, from communication with speakers to publishing content, we are proud to present all of our confirmed speakers. Get to know more about our presenters by clicking on the photos in […]

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Portraying Yourself Online

Our LTSIG Co-ordinator, Sophia Mavridi, talks about the work of the Learning Technologies Special Interest Group and answers questions about her own presentation on Digital Citizenship. This area of research is  both fascinating and elusive. It’s fascinating with regard to the prospect of  becoming more self-aware as teachers online, and elusive in the sense that […]

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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. Twelve […]

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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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