Russell Stannard, plenary speaker for Digital ELT 2015, on technology and transformation. Apparently technology is transforming our education. At least that is the impression I get when reading all the tweets that zoom through my feed on Twitter. The buzz words abound but that is not actually what I see when I go […]
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Speaker and LTSIG travel grant winner Rita Zeinstejer introduces herself.
Joel Josephson talks about his session More about Joel.
We are excited to announce the draft programme for the 2015 conference. The list of confirmed speakers to date is here and the draft programme is here. More speakers to be announced very soon!
Our call for proposals has now closed and boy were we surprised. We have had over fifty (that’s right – five zero) proposals from speakers in the UK and Ireland but also across Europe and beyond. The proposals seem to cover the full spectrum of conference strands with a mix of presenters you have seen before […]
We are very happy to announce Russell Stannard as our first plenary speaker of the 2015 conference. From Russell’s website: Russell Stannard is a freelance trainer and conference speaker in ICT and Education. He has won 3 internationally recognized awards for his work in feedback and his www.teachertrainingvideos.com website, which is now visited by more than 350,000 […]
We are very happy to announce dates and venue for Digital ELT Ireland 2015. Our theme is Technology & Pedagogy in Practice. Our dates are October 31 – November 1, 2015 and we are delighted to have secured another fantastic location Our venue will be the College of Computing Technology, a stone’s throw from Temple Bar, shopping […]
As a self-confessed Luddite when it comes to classroom technology, I must say that I was looking forward to the 3rd Digital ELT Ireland conference more for catching up with colleagues and friends than talking about technology. In my five years in ELT, I had never had the opportunity of working in a school with […]
Digital ELT Ireland shone its light the Irish ELT sector for the third year in a row. Paul Sweeney from IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group has been making sure this happened since 2012 and it’s been a boon to the English language teachers and organisations in the Republic each year. Marketing English in Ireland […]
Digital ELT Ireland 2014 was the first time I had been to a TEFL convention and I wasn’t disappointed. Getting the chance to meet so many fellow teachers at the one time was the best part of the conference as what we do can be a solitary thing; it is mainly you and the students, […]
Hi everyone, the conference plenary recordings are now up on site here along with copies of the presentations. Some great reviews of the conference are coming soon.
Conferences are very peculiar beasts from the point of view of an organiser. You look forward to it all year, spend a huge amount of time and effort in preparation … and then can’t wait until it is all over. And it nearly is. The physical event is over and we will be publishing the […]
Our final programme is now live. Check it out here. We are very pleased to have such a strong roster of speakers based in Ireland this year.
Workshop 1: Me & My Mobiles – Learning in Hand – Gavin Dudeney In this workshop we will examine a rationale for mobile and handheld learning and examine possible implementations of it in language education. Starting from a brief theoretical (yet hands on) overview we will move on to consider how mobile learning can be […]
We are very pleased to have as our final keynote, Sylvia Guinan. See Sylvia’s bio here. Her topic will be: Harnessing Educational Technology To Boost Confidence, Creativity & Social Intelligence This talk highlights the natural affinity between timeless creativity and technological innovation. It aims to clarify how creative thinking strategies can take students and teachers […]
Our provisional programme is now up with three plenary speakers and workshop leaders confirmed. We will be adding more detail and more speakers over the next couple of weeks. Check back for more information soon.
Our preparations for the 2014 conference have been brewing over the summer. Two plenaries speakers announced – we are very pleased to welcome Gavin Dudeney back to Ireland although a first time speaker at Digital ELT Ireland. Dr Nellie Deutch will be bringing a young learner and teen perspective to the conference. More updates very […]
Great news. The founding meeting of what may well turn out to be an Irish ELT teacher’s association is taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 14 January, 2014. All welcome. Details below: What: Founding meeting of Irish ELT teachers association (name to be confirmed) When: 18:30, Tuesday – 14th of Jan Where: ECM, Abbey House, Jervis Street, Dublin1 Objectives: Meet with teachers […]
Hi all I’m very pleased that the final report on the Irish ELT teachers and technologies survey is now available for download here. Thanks again to all for participating and congratulations to John Whipple for doing all the hard work in carrying out the survey and pulling all the analysis together.
Hi everyone, Almost all of the presentations are now posted here. Video’s coming soon.
Thanks very much to everyone who took part and contributed to making the conference a success. Over the next few days we will be publishing all the conference photos, some of the video and creating an archive of the speaker presentations. Watch this space.
A reminder to all that if you missed out on booking online, you can still register and pay at the event. If you plan to pay onsite in Euros please note the exchange rate has now been set and the fees are: IATEFL / MEI member – €102 Non Member – €122.00 In Sterling the fees […]
Our final programme is now published on the website here – you can also print or email it from there. Alternatively, there is a nice PDF right here!
‘There are over thirty words in the Irish language which are equivalent to the Spanish mañana. But somehow none of them conveys the same sense of urgency’ – Patrick Kavanagh. For the 2012 conference, almost half of our bookings came in the final month. Well, in the spirit of Patrick Kavanagh we have extended the online […]
Norbert has been teaching since 2002 in Slovakia and Ireland. He has taught a variety of classes from General English to ESP and more recently teacher training. Norbert is interested in adult education, and in addition to his Masters degree in English literature and linguistics, he has a CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Development. He […]
We are excited to have Cathy Fowley on the programme. Cathy holds a PhD in Internet Research from Dublin City University. Her doctoral research explored new theoretical frameworks to study the relationship between authors, readers and technology in young people’s blogs and their management of privacy issues. These frameworks are now being adapted to computer assisted […]
We are happy to have Joanna Norton as a confirmed speaker. Joanna Norton is an educator, teacher-educator and mobile content entrepreneur with deep domain expertise working in today’s diverse, multilingual learning environments. She is the founder of Keywords English, a mobile app that supports young people with the academic language of school. Joanna’s presentation is called Pedagogy is […]
Our Irish ELT teachers and technologies survey is now live! The survey can be accessed from the top menu or by selecting this link. This is a national survey of Irish ELT teachers’ views on technology in and out of the classroom which we are carrying out in October / November 2013 as part of […]
Book your place before the early bird deadine! Click on the ‘Book your place link above or go direct to the IATEFL website here. For MEI members to get your discount, choose ‘non-members’ on the booking form and then put the following codes in the Promotional Code box to benefit from the lower rate. Early bird […]
Hi everyone, looking forward to another great conference: same time (of year) same place new invited speakers A very 2013 theme: Bring your own device (BYOD)
Presentations and slides are being uploaded over the next few days. Of those that have come in so far, no prizes for guessing the slickest. While the rest of us toil with PowerPoint, some people upload their slides as YouTube movies. ( Clue: think briefcases and spies).
Hi all, here is a small selection of our Day 2 photos. Thanks to steward Lisa, our very own paparazza. They are also available on the LTSIG Facebook page. [AFG_gallery id=’1′]
As the programme is now almost finalised, I’d like to say something about why we put it together this way. Firstly, it is a learning conference. When we were planning the conference with the MEI and ACELs it was clear that we wanted a learning conference. We chose some of the biggest themes in learning […]
[s8-login-form] Welcome to what is going to be a a great conference for those interested in ICT and language learning. IATEFL’s Learning Technology SIG was very happy to be asked by David O Grady, CEO of Marketing English in Ireland to help organise a conference in Dublin. The organising committee has also benefited from the support […]