Panel Presentation Session ACC29
Emerging Technology to Develop Learner Engagement and Increase Impact on Language Learning Outcomes
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time – Room Rook
In this session, those involved in online language teaching will find out what it takes to build engaging online courses for virtual language learning. How can we use learning analytics? Can communicative approaches be incorporated into online learning at scale - and what impact will this have on the learner experience? In addition, you will hear which features of an online platform will best facilitate collaborative online language learning and how VR, AR and social media can be integrated into online learning offerings.
Managing Director, Skillscaper, France
Peter Isackson has worked in France for over 30 years as a consultant, trainer, coach and trainer of trainers. A prolific author, producer and publisher of a wide range of multimedia and e-learning products, he has acquired a reputation as a pioneer in the use of new technology in training, collaborating with multiple publishers in Europe and the US. He has authored programs on sales techniques, foreign languages, intercultural skills, team management and sustainable development.
He is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of SkillScaper, proposing next generation authoring tools, methods and content for learning in a Web 2.0 context.
Since 2015 he has collaborated on educational projects launched by the crowd-sourced online journal, Fair Observer, contributed numerous articles on culture, politics and education and is a member of the Fair Advisory Committee. He is the creator and writer of a daily feature, the Daily Devil's Dictionary.
Peter is currently spearheading the launch of Fair Observer Education, a European NGO which links various initiatives in the field of education with the journalistic innovations of Fair Observer.
In 1995 Peter Isackson was a member of the steering committee that founded Online Educa Berlin. He is an expert with the European Commission in the area of TEL (technology enhanced learning).
Open Learning Manager, British Council, UK
Chris Cavey is Open Learning Manager at the British Council. He leads on the development of the British Council's MOOCs on the FutureLearn platform which have attracted more than 3.5m registrations worldwide.
Chris has worked in English language teaching and content development for over 20 years and, as well as MOOCs, he has delivered podcasts, TV programmes, resource books and newspaper articles for teachers and learners of English. He is interested in reaching a mass audience of language learners and teachers in innovative ways.
Assistant Director, Cambridge Assessment English, UK
Andrew Nye is Assistant Director Digital & New Products at Cambridge English Language Assessment, where he has been working for the past 10 years, focusing much of his time on the areas of digital learning, product development and teacher professional development. He has extensive experience of training and supporting teachers, and of English Language Teaching more broadly, having worked for 12 years in senior management language education roles around the world.
Director of Digital & New Products, Cambridge Assessment English, UK
Geoff Stead is Director, Digital & New Products at Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge.
He is a global expert in the use of mobile and emerging technologies for learning as well as helping learning organisations to innovate technically, from within.
He and his team are responsible developing the next generation of digital learning and teaching tools for Cambridge's global language learners, 6m of which are already engaging with their apps, sites and media. He is an energetic advocate for using technology for good, helping learners, teachers, and the wider edtech community to build better learning, and the critical skills to be sure about it.