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.


Recordings and Slides from Day Two of the OLLREN 2nd Annual Conference

DAY 2 – October 6, 2017 Geoff Stead But does it do any good? Understanding the impact of Quiz your English http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/pnf04z1cmn4m/ James Pengellay Speaking of ICT: Does IT enhance the language learning environment? http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/py4w65g1pmx0/ Mark Oliver Increasing learner noticing of errors and feedback through Text Chat http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p21rb23gfwxe/ Graham Stanley Remote language teaching http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/pcn36ai59lp9/ Liliana […]

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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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Interview with Marisa Constantinides

  Marisa Constantinides describes what it means for the LTSIG to be collaborating at edtech conferences around the world, she gives a detailed account of the benefits of becoming a member of the LTSIG, and finally, talks about the upcoming ELT strand at ELT Malta 2017, while describing the significance of her own talk, “from […]

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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. […]

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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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