Meet Katy, Learner Experience Designer. She helps us make sure all our digital products are pedagogically solid, contain engaging and useful content, facilitate user interaction and have a great user experience. We asked her to share her story and what LXD means to her.read more
Tuition fees continue to rise and more and more learning is taking place online. Read on to find out our top 5 takeaways for education companies from Mary Meeker’s 2019 internet trends report.read more
Meet Alex – Product Strategist at ELTjam. He tells us about his background, what first attracted him to LXD, what he’s currently excited about in the field and the best learning experience of his life.read more
It’s time to wrap up another InnovateELT conference! We listened to your feedback and aimed to create an event that had more impact, started more conversations, and led to more innovations than ever before.read more
As the amount of time we are spending on our mobile phones increases, we need to consider how this affects the design of digital learning products. Katy, one of the Learner Experience Designers at ELTjam, walks us through some of the latest trends and the impact it’s having on our work.read more
Anyone can make professional looking videos with the help of their mobile phone, but it’s not always that easy. Read on to find out 6 top tips to make sure your video game is up-to-scratch!read more
Since 2013, ELTjam has evolved from a blog to a learning agency, but what got us fired up to start in the first place was our interest in tech, startup culture and new ways of working, and how these could be brought into ELT. One example is Agile – the standard way of running software projects and developing tech products – but in our experience still not used much in ELT materials development when done at a large scale. This post is about how we recently used Agile in a large ELT course development project.read more
At a time when the public is more focused on the benefits of diversity and equality, is the ELT industry in danger of looking old-fashioned and exclusive? We look at the benefits of a diverse and equal workplace and examine what’s being said in the ELT sphere.read more
We sat down with our Digital Content Partner, Dan Shepherd to talk about using content marketing to grow your business. Dan, who has experience in both ELT and content marketing, lets us in on what content marketing is, why it’s important for young companies and how you can start creating educational content that will help you turn leads into customers.read more
At ELTjam we’ve developed a practical, learner-centred approach to product design that we call Learner Experience Design. We work with organisations to apply this process to learner and teacher problems and come up with solutions; whether that’s an app, a full online course, or a lesson plan or syllabus. To show this approach in action , Katy and Berta ran an IATEFL workshop to showcase a process we use, the ‘Learner Experience Design Sprint’.read more
We are delighted to announce that we have three sessions at IATEFL 2019. We’ll also be taking part in a panel discussion. Come and find out more in our latest blog post!read more
We are pleased to announce the four pre-conference workshops for InnovateELT 2019. From Content Marketing and Learner Experience Design (LX) to STEM and Pron – there really is something for everyone. Read on to find out more!read more
Thinking about releasing your own mobile app, but have no idea where to start? Here’s some advice from our tech partner Nils Millahn on how to work with app development agencies to build a mobile app that will take your business to the next level!read more
We are pleased to announce Nick Robinson has been selected to judge the Pearson English Global Teacher Awards, which celebrate teachers around the world. Find out more about the awards, what Nick is looking forward to most and who the other judges are.read more
2018 has been a year full of innovative ideas brought to us by EdTech startups: virtual reality adventures, DIY drones and karaoke audiobooks have popped up on the scene, promising to transform the way we learn.read more
Can disruptive technology bring an edge to your ELT academy marketing? Can you bring a service aimed at startups into your classroom and make things even more engaging for your students?
Let’s explore how language schools, publishers and teachers can improve their services, classes and get better feedback with Typeform.read more
Here’s a look back at the two talks Scott Thornbury gave at InnovateELT in May 2018 about fun in the ELT classroom. We hope they’ll get you thinking about how affective factors impact on learning; give you a sense of how to combine both the serious and the pleasurable and leave you with a more finely-tuned capacity to assess the claims of certain content merchandisers. All the slides are embedded throughout the videos so you won’t miss a thing.read more
Is it possible we’re about to see a big change in the way we approach curricula design? In a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines can access, deliver and learn an almost infinite amount of information in a matter of milliseconds, does it really make sense...read more
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