Around 230 academics and practitioners logged into the first online conference organised by the Online Language Learning Research Network (OLLReN), a partnership initiative from Cambridge University Press and Laureate International Universities, with support from IATEFL’s Learning Technologies SIG. Twelve presentations were given by researchers who have been investigating the use of online technology for language learning. It was an impressive global collaboration, with researchers from New Zealand, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, the UK, the USA and Uruguay.
The date for the 50th IATEFL Annual Conference is soon approaching. Some 2,500 delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors are already booked in to attend this milestone event which will take place from 13-16 April 2016 at the first-class conference center, the ICC, in Birmingham, UK. Onsite registration is possible as well and the IATEFL website provides a form which can be filled in in advance to save time at the venue.
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In this webinar we’ll explore how short films can be used in the language classroom. We’ll look at how we can use short films to promote both oral and written communication by proposing communicative activities based around a variety of short films. Teachers will come away with practical activities to use with their own students.
''Jo Hayes, our joint web editor, interviews Nik Peachey in our new 3 x 3 interviews series where she asks Learning Technology experts their views on all things EdTech in 3 short interviews with 3 questions in each.''
The language classroom is becoming an increasingly complex environment with students attending classes equipped with a variety of digital devices. These devices can become a tiresome distraction or a powerful tool for learning depending on the skill and knowledge of the teacher.
This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the second ever Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, Spain, organised and hosted by ELT Jam and Oxford TEFL - and the great pleasure and honour of opening the main day of the conference by giving the first of three mini-plenaries. Here's a video of my 10-minute…
Jo Hayes, our joint web editor, interviews Nik Peachey in our new 3 x 3 interviews series where she asks Learning Technology experts their views on all things EdTech in 3 short interviews with 3 questions in each.
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