IH BCN ELT Conference – Speakers in Focus #2

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This is the second of five posts over the next two weeks which focuses on the speakers on the LTSIG strand at the International House ELT conference, taking place in Barcelona on 9 / 10 February.  This time it is Gavin Dudeney.

Gavin is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E and a tutor on the NILE / University of Chichester MA in Professional Development for Language Education). A former IATEFL Honorary Secretary and Chair of ElCom, he now serves on the International House Trust Board. Gavin is author of The Internet & The Language Classroom (CUP 2000, 2007) and co-author of the award-winning publications How To Teach English with Technology (Longman 2007) and Digital Literacies (Routledge 2013).  His most recent book, Going Mobile, was published by DELTA Publishing in 2014.

Session title: Digital Literacies Revisited

Five years after the publication of a Framework of Digital Literacies (Dudeney, Hockly & Pegrum, 2013) designed to guide teachers of English and other languages in preparing their students to engage effectively with the communicative, collaborative and creative demands and opportunities of this era, the framework is being used to inform a number of European language learning initiatives.

This session revisits and revises (prior to a 2018 publication) the original framework in light of ongoing technological and socio-political developments. The session further substantiates the original framework in light of those developments, while extending its existing categories in a Revised Framework that takes into account our evolving context.

Practical classroom applications are also considered – from a planning aspect, through materials choice to implementation in the classroom. Teachers will leave this session with a good theoretical overview coupled with some up-to-date and relevant practical ideas.


This video is a talk from the BELTA conference in Brussels in 2016, and it is an exploration of the original Digital Literacies Framework released in 2013. It’s not essential viewing, but it will prepare people for this session on the updated Framework.

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Webpage: https://www.theconsultants-e.com

Published Books:

Going Mobile – Delta Publishing, 2014
(with Nicky Hockly)

Digital Literacies – Routledge, 2013
(with Nicky Hockly & Dr. Mark Pegrum)

How to Teach English with Technology – Longman, 2007
(with Nicky Hockly)

The Internet & The Language Classroom – Cambridge University Press, 2000
[ second edition published 2007 ]

Book Chapters:

Online Language Learning – chapter in The Cambridge Guide to Learning a Second LanguageBurns, A., & Richards, J. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017 (Dudeney & Hockly).

Digital literacies – chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Farr, F. & Murray, L. (eds.), Routledge 2016 (Dudeney & Hockly).

Digital Learning in 2020 – chapter in Digital Learning: theoretical and pedagogical perspectivesBailey, K. & Carrier, M. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (Dudeney & Hockly).

Blended Learning in a Mobile Context: New Tools, New Learning Experiences? – chapter in The Cambridge Guide to Blended LearningMcCarthy, M. (ed.), Cambridge University Press 2016 (Dudeney & Hockly).

Digital Literacies – chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and TechnologyFarr, F. & Murray, L. (eds.), Routledge 2016 (Dudeney & Hockly).

Reversing the Blend: From Online to Blended – chapter in Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation., Tomlinson, B. & Whittaker, C. (eds.), British Council 2013 (Dudeney & Hockly).

Digital Literacies, chapter in Didáctica del Inglés – Classroom Practice – Editorial Graó, 2011


Coming up next in this series will be Valentina Dodge.


The official poster and programme for this event are shown below.



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