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Good call!

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 […]

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Plenary speaker 2015: Russell Stannard

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 website, which is now visited by more than 350,000 […]

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Digital ELT Ireland 2015 confirmed.

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 […]

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How I Became A Tech-Convert at Digital ELT Ireland 2014

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 […]

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Shining a light on the Irish ELT sector

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 […]

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Digital ELT Ireland – my first TEFL conference

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, […]

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Giving thanks

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 […]

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Three Sunday workshops announced

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 […]

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Final keynote announced – Sylvia Guinan

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 […]

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Here we go again!

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 […]

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Founding meeting – be part of the ELT community in Ireland

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 […]

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ELT Survey results published

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.

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Conference not quite over …yet

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.

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Norbert Szeman speaking at Digital ELT Ireland

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 […]

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Cathy Fowley speaking at Digital ELT Ireland

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 […]

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Joanna Norton speaking at Digital ELT Ireland

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 […]

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Early bird booking rates end this Friday!

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 […]

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Sunday workshop at the 2012 conference

(2012) Presentations and slides being uploaded

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).

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(2012) The philosophy of the conference phormat

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 […]

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Start here

[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 […]

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