ELT in the Digital Age
How the ELT profession is being shaped by the digital age and how to future-proof your career within it | 5–7 hours self study
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- relate changes in the ELT profession to wider technology trends;
- assess the likely impact of certain trends on ELT and your own career;
- devise a plan for career development in the ELT profession of the future.
ELT in the Digital Age is taught by LearnJam co-founder Nick Robinson and features exclusive bonus content from Scott Thornbury and Professor Rose Luckin.
What people are saying about the course ...
"ELT in the Digital Age is a super-informative little course. For those in the business who are looking to transition to digital (or those who’ve recently done so!), it provides essential background combined with pointers about what to do next. Practical analysis and support of this kind has long been lacking in ELT and it’s reassuring to know this gap has now been filled."
- Andrew Dilger, Managing Editor, ELT, Oxford University Press
"Congratulations to the entire LearnJam team for creating this course, and for providing a space for the ELT community to gather around, learn, and join the conversation about the evolution of our field of education!"
- Hugo Loyola, President, ALTA English Publishers
"I found this course extremely useful, relevant and up to date. The content was clearly presented, pleasant to follow and the pre-watching questions helped me focus on the most important points. I also have to mention that the links and readings they suggested were exactly what was needed to further explore the theme – I’ll certainly follow some of those blogs and authors I didn’t know. Thank you, ELTjam, for an excellent course!"
- Maria Lucia, Freelance author, course designer and materials writer
Nick is one of the founders of LearnJam. Nick has worked in ELT publishing since 2004, as a Marketer, Editor, and Brand Manager at Cambridge University Press; as Publishing Manager of English360; and as a freelance ELT project manager, content developer, author, trainer and conference speaker. In 2012, he founded the world’s first ELT author representation agency. He is the Co-founder of the IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG). He co-founded LearnJam (then ELTjam) in 2013, and spends his time training senior executives, publishers and language schools on digital skills and soft skills, developing digital products and researching the topic of learner experience design (LXD).
PreviewBefore you watch
PreviewThe rise and rise of mobile (4:11)
PreviewHow we're using our smartphones (1:43)
PreviewHow mobile use is shaping language (2:23)
PreviewBusiness and the move to 'mobile first' (1:43)
PreviewBonus scene: Scott Thornbury on 'mobility' as methodological approach in ELT (2:44)
PreviewWhat does this mean for me?
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone in ELT who needs a basic understanding of how digital trends are affecting our industry and what that means for teachers, schools and publishers.