New Research Book!

Digital Innovations and Research in Language Learning (2020)


We are delighted to announce that our research publication Digital Innovations and Research in Language Learning has just been published and is available for free for our SIG members as a SIG benefit. This was published on 3 February 2020 and an email was sent via IATEFL head office on this date. Members can access and download a .pdf version via the new IATEFL website. Or you can download a digital .epub version in the Members’ area on this site, with the password given out in LT.


This well-thought-out edited volume comprises studies that explore the pedagogical potential and realities of new learning technologies in a wide range of language education contexts. Featuring research on topics such as technology-mediated TBLT, virtual schooling, game-based learning, autonomy, inclusion, academic reading, student empowerment, CPD, and digital responsibility and ethics, this book provides useful insights into the impact of digital learning in language education.

The book’s truly international spread gives voice to a range of different contexts across the globe, some of which we are not accustomed to reading about; from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Israel to Japan, Australia, Chile, Thailand, and Uruguay, the authors unify research, theoretical understandings, cultural considerations, practical experience and policy implications into a coherent whole. 

It is ideally designed for language practitioners, teacher educators, researchers, administrators and curriculum developers and will make a valuable resource for any educator interested in approaching technology from a critical and informed pedagogical perspective.

The PREFACE, has been written by Gordon Lewis and this can be read in full on Amazon by looking inside.

  • Design of a gamified Twitter environment: Investigation of how students’ personality and attitude in language learning affect their participation by Bryan Kilvinski, Angelos Konstantinidis and Ivan Lombardi
  • Exploiting methodological affinities between CLIL and ICT-mediated TBLT by Antonio Lopes
  • Production of motivational videos in tertiary education as a way of student empowerment by Eleni Nikiforou
  • An action research intervention for academic reading skills online by Dr Vasiliki Celia Antoniou
  • Comics for inclusive, technology-enhanced language learning by Chryssa Themelis and Julie-Ann Sime
  • Uncovering the possibilities of virtual high schooling for EFL by Susana Galante
  • Remote language teaching and continuing professional development by Alicia Artusi and Graham Stanley
  • Fostering students’ digital responsibility, ethics and safety skills (DRESS) by Sophia Mavridi
  • Virtual reality in English language teaching by Pete Sharma
  • Chasing engagement: where goal setting meets gamification by Henno Kotzé & Ceara McManus
  • Evaluating reflection and language proficiency through video journals by Sandra Morales and Gabriela Silva
  • Promoting autonomy in academic writing via the ‘digital noesis’ model: an action research study by Anna Bougia


LTSIG MEMBERS ONLY ! To download the .pdf version from the IATEFL website, please login to your account using your username and password, click on ‘My Resources’ and select ‘SIG resources’. Download it with a button at the top-left of the screen – see the first image below. Alternatively, for the .epub or .mobi (e-reader) versions, log in to the Members’ Area on this site, using a mobile device and click on one of the green buttons – as shown in the screencast below. Should you have any problems accessing the files, please contact Vicky Saumell at [email protected].

Members’ Only can download a .pdf version of the e-book via the IATEFL website

On behalf of the LTSIG,

Sophia Mavridi and Vicky Saumell (the editors)