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.

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Classroom Technology : Tool or Toy?

Teacher’s toolbox series Teachers blogging about their favourite tools By Tim Thompson The novelty factor When I talk to educators who are excited about incorporating technology into their classes, I often hear words like “neat” and “cool”. When this happens, my first question is automatically “Neat for whom?”.  Technology in an educational setting, and especially […]

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LTSIG Day Review Part 2

Part 2 of our very interactive and detailed reviews of the LTSIG Day by our roving reporter Will Leung. Very insightful, fun-filled, and thought-provoking talks indeed.             Bio: I am from Hong Kong and have been teaching English since 2010. I have a CELTA, Delta and an MA in Applied Linguistics. I am particularly interested in the use of technology in and out of the classroom to improve teaching and learning. I don’t read newspapers, but now I have become​ ​a​ ​roving​ ​reporter. 

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IATEFL 2017 Forum on Digital Materials

A review By Will Leung This is a small forum consisting of three short presentations by Paul Slater, Laurie Harrison & Nick Robinson, and Paul Sweeney Peter Slater from the University of Brighton discussed how technology has changed / changes / will change language teacher education courses, particularly with regard to materials development. Based on class […]

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IATEFL 2017 PCE REVIEW

At IATEFL this year the SIG gave a scholarship for a roving reporter. Our winner was Will Leung who created a superb video of the event, along with some soon-to-be published reviews.   Here is a review of our PCE day, brought to you by our winner, Will Leung This PCE is an invaluable opportunity […]

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