InnovateEdTech sessions: Harriet Ballantyne & Doug Belshaw

InnovateEdTech sessions: Harriet Ballantyne & Doug Belshaw

Here’s another look at some of the excellent talks from last year’s Innovate EdTech conference. First, we hear from Harriet Ballantyne, who talks about how to manage and develop online communities through learning apps, as well as the importance of gathering feedback from learners and acting on it. Then, Doug Belshaw gives us some great insight into developing digital literacies and shows how we can demonstrate achievement online with Open Badges.

Machine Learning Summer School – Day 3

Machine Learning Summer School – Day 3

This week ELTjam are at the ALTA Machine Learning Summer School in Crete and you can read regular updates of what’s happening here on the blog. Today, Day 3, we had an insight into the human element to the Write & Improve product, both in terms of the annotation done to the the text by human annotators, and the insights that teachers can get into their learners’ progress. This post is a summary of the day and a list of questions it would be great if we could collectively answer!

ELTjam’s new team member in Brazil: Introducing Daphne Walder

ELTjam’s new team member in Brazil: Introducing Daphne Walder

Here at ELTjam we love making connections and exploring ways of doing things better (and, ideally, in a more fun way!). One such connection we are super grateful to have made recently is Daphne Walder. Jo and Tim met Daphne at the Amplifica Internacional conference in Sao Paulo back in March where they were presenting on Learner Experience Design. Sparks flew and conversation flowed, and it was clear that we all had a lot in common in terms of what we wanted to achieve in ELT. One thing led to another and, well …

In case you missed it: Learner-centred Innovation in ELT

In case you missed it: Learner-centred Innovation in ELT

During last week’s IATEFL conference, we put on a joint event with Cambridge English Language Assessment. The theme of the night was learner-centred innovation and what that means (or could mean) for ELT. We really wanted to include a range of perspectives on the topic and to share ideas on how it was being interpreted and applied across the industry. As such, we lined up a panel of speakers that would cover a range of voices, vocations and experiences. Here’s how it went …