The ELTjam Product Development Collection

What goes into making a successful digital product? This series explores some of the principles of good product management and shares examples and case studies from across the world of ELT.

2Ts in a Pod: InnovateELT podcast

2Ts in a Pod is a podcast for English learners and teachers alike with each episode focusing on a different theme. The podcast is hosted by Tim Warre and Katy Wright. Tim and Katy joined us at the InnovateELT conference in Barcelona last month and spoke to a selection of speakers and delegates, including Scott Thornbury and our very own Jo Sayers. Check out the interviews here.

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InnovateEdTech sessions: Ed Jones & Caroline Thiriau

There were a number of fascinating and insightful workshops during last year’s Innovate EdTech conference. Here are two of the many excellent sessions that were recorded during the event.

In the first presentation by Ed Jones of Cambridge Assessment English you’ll get a peek into the intriguing world of User Experience (UX) and see how it impacts reading comprehension. Caroline Thiriau from Cambridge University Press gives a publisher’s perspective and explains how data analysis can enrich our understanding of online learning.

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VUI: the dawn of voice

“Hey, Alexa. What is VUI?”

The concept of a voice user interface isn’t new. Phone operators have been infuriating their customers with it for decades already. But, with the advent of smart virtual assistants, powered by artificial intelligence, VUI is fast becoming the next big tech disruption. The prediction that 50% of all internet searches will be voice searches by 2020, is just one indication of its potential impact.

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Does Agile work in ELT print publishing?

Two years ago, ELTjam asked whether it was possible to produce an ELT course book using Agile workflows in the strictest definition of the term, creating lots of discussion. At emc design, we’re starting to see our clients use many different approaches to new courses, some using agile-inspired techniques. But can traditional ELT print publishers take ‘true’ Agile on board sustainably? Is it possible to approach a print product in exactly the same way as we approach digital products? Or are they just too different?

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ELT and Evernote: A match made in heaven

It’s always good to see a teacher blogging about tech they’ve found innovative uses for to help their teaching. We came across this gem on Facebook. This post is a shortened version of the original which appeared on Lana’s blog.

I’m not a huge tech freak. I write things down, couldn’t bear to part with my teacher’s binder and use chalk and a blackboard to the max. However, I’ve become obsessed with a tech thingie on my phone. In fact, I think I might be completely in love with Evernote.

I stumbled upon Evernote by sheer chance, looking for something else. The webpage said: ‘Your life’s work. For everything you’ll do, Evernote is the workspace to get it done.‘ I was like: ‘Great, another silicon valley slogan that claims to have made the world a better place and shall transform my life from scratch and make me a better person.’

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We develop products with many of the biggest names in ELT, including most of the major publishers. If you’d like us to help you develop digital products, let’s talk.

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