IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG free online conference, Feb. 6


IATEFL LTSIG Research Book Conference

IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG would like to invite you to their online conference to explore the studies published in our recent book Digital Innovations and Research in Language Learning (2020).

The authors will present their studies, which explore the pedagogical potential and realities of learning technologies in a wide range of language education contexts, and they will address the developments or applications brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the shift to remote teaching and learning.

Featuring presentations on topics such as virtual schooling, game-based learning, autonomy, inclusion, academic reading, student empowerment, CPD, and digital responsibility and ethics, this event will provide useful insights into the impact of digital learning in language education.

For full info and abstracts, please see the programme (all times mentioned are UK time).

10.00 Networking
10.30 Welcome
10.35 Sophia Mavridi: Fostering students’ digital responsibility, ethics and safety skills
11.00 Henno Kotze & Ceara McManus: Chasing engagement
11.25 Susana Galante: Virtual schooling for EFL
11.50 Angelos Konstantinidis, Bryan Kilvinski & Ivan Lombardi: Gamified Twitter
12.15 Graham Stanley & Alicia Artusi: Remote teaching
12.40 Sandra Morales & Gabriela Silva: Video journals
13.00 Break
13.30 Pete Sharma: Virtual reality
13.55 Eleni Nikiforou: Motivational videos
14.20 Celia Antoniou: Academic reading skills online
14.45 Wrap Up
15.00 Close

The event is free but you need to register. You can register for the event here.

Registration does not guarantee a place in the Zoom room. Access will be on a first come first served basis. The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook Page.

We are really looking forward to seeing you there!

TiLT forthcoming webinar series in 2021

Passing on Joe Dale’s message on the EUROCALL Facebook group (and elsewhere)
announcing the forthcoming TiLT webinar sessions:
Hi everyone and Happy New Year,
We kick off our TiLT webinar series in 2021, with two Show and Tell sessions on Saturday 9th January and 16th January at 15.30-17.30 GMT (following ALL London’s January Event)
Here are details for our first ‘show and tell’:
Saturday 9th January
• Esmeralda Salgado – Learning Apps + Deck Toys
• Adeline Moston- Learning Apps + Embedding in Microsoft OneNote
• Julia Morris- How to generate automatic retrieval quizzes and games with Excel and Flippity.
• Jérome Nogues: Wakelet, editing shortcuts for Google and Microsoft
Saturday 16th January (hosted as part of our January Event.)
This will include presentations from:
• Jane Basnett – Carousel Learning
• Natasha Witham – Spiral
• Rachel Grice with Sabine Pichout – Blooket
• Ester Borin – Breakout rooms
On 13th January at 20.00 GMT, I’m delighted to have Alasdair Harris from
All-in join me to host a masterclass in Online Language Learning. The session will focus on their unique, self-marking pupil workbooks and reducing teacher prep.
I am also available to support individual departments, districts, multi academy trusts and associations on remote teaching ideas. Here are 18 example sessions which I can adapt to individual needs. Send me a message on Messenger for more details.
Best wishes
Also see his Example sessions for remote teaching webinars here
And find the link to the archive of the TILT recordings also in the CATAPULT inventory here

British Council offers new support service

In the context of the Corona crisis the British Council is running a series of free online events (Education exchange digital events) that bring together education practitioners from around the world to develop ideas, share great practice and inspire each other to find solutions to shared challenges over the coming weeks.

First session entitled ‘The challenges of remote learning through online classrooms and resource hubs was particularly topical and had contributions from a range of countries including Moldavia, Croatia, Morocco and Tunisia.