How are new technologies changing the relationship between student and teacher?

Karen Wilkins takes a look at anonymous feedback from teachers and students on how the relationship between the two is changing and talks about the technologies which are either forging or breaking traditional bonds. May 2014, London.

Is it time for educators to reclaim the technology debate?

Joanna Norton talks about mobile and social learning to support language and literacy development within a CLIL context. May 2014, London.

E-book activities for language teachers and learners

Victoria Boobyer talks about some practical ideas for activities using e-books in different contexts. September 2013, London.

Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching: publication launch

Dr Gary Motteram shows how learning technologies have developed over time and discusses how they now offer a wide range of possibilities for the ELT world. September 2013, London.

Jungle listening: high- and low-tech approaches to teaching the stream of speech

Richard Cauldwell presents low- and high-tech activities to help learners improve their understanding of authentic speech. January 2013, Bournemouth.

mLearning: From theory to practice

In this seminar, Gavin Dudeney gives a short history of the use of technology in education, followed by how the use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, can be used for English language learning.

Gavin Dudeney

In this seminar, Gavin Dudeney gives a short history of the use of technology in education, followed by how the use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, can be used for English language learning.

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With your fellow teachers, discuss to what extent you agree or disagree with the points that Gavin raises in this talk. What ideas from the video will you take into your own teaching? How will you share your learning with other teachers?

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Who needs dictionaries?

Michael Rundell discusses the future of dictionaries. October 2012, London.

Beyond computer assisted language learning

Huw Jarvis takes English language teachers on the journey from the origins of computer assisted language learning in English Language Teaching to the modern world of English usage and mobile phones, and discusses what implications this has on English language learning and teaching today.

Huw Jarvis

Huw Jarvis takes English language teachers on the journey from the origins of computer assisted language learning in English Language Teaching to the modern world of English usage and mobile phones, and discusses what implications this has on English language learning and teaching today.

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  1. Nowadays, communication, creativity and collaboration are high priorities in the world of education and work. With your peers, discuss to what extent these themes have become central to the English language curriculum in your school or college.
  2. How are you using technology for language learning? Are you using technology to promote communication, creativity and collaboration through the English language? How much success have you seen? What are the challenges?
  3. English is still the dominant language on the Internet. To what extent are you helping your students to use both English and their native language for real world and digital effectiveness?
  4. Huw Jarvis emphasises the importance of connectivism in education nowadays – the need to go beyond ‘knowing information’ to developing a whole range of interconnected skills (such as digital literacy) in order to help young people succeed in the world. To what extent is your curriculum addressing connectivism?

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Choosing and using resources with ESOL learners

Dot Powell, manager of the British Council's project to create a portal for ESOL teachers and learners, looks at criteria we use to make judgements about ESOL materials, and offers a first look at the ESOL Nexus website. February 2012, Belfast.

Dot Powell, manager of the British Council's project to create a portal for ESOL teachers and learners, looks at criteria we use to make judgements about ESOL materials, and offers a first look at the ESOL Nexus website.
 

Digital literacy

Gavin Dudeney considers the question 'What is digital literacy?' and looks at the implications for teachers and learners. October 2011, Bournemouth.

In this seminar Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers and learners. Gavin refers to three YouTube videos in the talk, which you can see here:

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