Move Fast and Break ELT Things

I feel we’re sticking to the same old ways of working, producing similar content for a similar publishing industry, thus confining learners to a similar path.

How I developed a pronunciation app and got it published by OUP

Have you ever had an idea you wanted to take to a publisher, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Jenny Dance at Phona tells us how she developed her pronunciation app from concept to product with the help of OUP.

ELT and disruptive innovation: what does the theory actually tell us?

In this guest post, Ed Pegg looks at disruptive innovation:
The terms ‘disruption’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ seem to have entered the ELT lexicon in recent years but do you know what the terms actually mean? According to Clayton Christensen, the theory’s creator, it’s one of the world’s most misunderstood ideas and most applications of his work are done in error. If we’ve misunderstood the theory, does that mean that our recent response to online learning and other threats has been a mistake?

Breaking up is hard to do: the ‘atomisation’ of ELT content

Is the linear ELT course on the way out? There’s a growing trend towards the provision of modular mix and match content, or even completely ‘atomised’ content. There are four key things driving this trend: The need to make content development faster and more efficient The potential for huge improvements in production efficiency The rise […]

5 Team Takeaways From InnovateELT 2019

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. 

How UX helped me learn English

What if the only way you can learn more about your chosen discipline is through content in a foreign language? Fabricio Teixeira is a UX designer from São Paulo. As he developed his career in UX, he found that the lack of content available in his native language motivated him to learn a new one. We came across Fabricio’s story and asked him to repost it on ELTjam, as we felt it would be relevant for many of you, and we loved the combination of ELT and User Experience.