#Remote Together – Week 3: Online Teaching

In these uncertain times, we want to contribute by sharing our digital learning knowledge and experience – and encouraging everyone to do the same. We’re creating a video series under the hashtag #RemoteTogether to bring us all together, brainstorm, discuss and share how we as learning professionals can respond to the challenges we’re facing.  Week … Read more

LX Berlin Begins: A new event for learner experience designers

Berlin is perhaps best known for its blend of creativity, culture and art. It’s this innovative outlook that’s made it one of Europe’s most dynamic business scenes. In fact, a new startup is founded every 20 minutes, according to the German Times. And if you work in education, you’ll soon find yourself amongst a growing … Read more

Meet the team: Interview with Katy Asbury

Meet Katy, Learner Experience Designer. She helps us make sure all our digital products are pedagogically solid, contain engaging and useful content, facilitate user interaction and have a great user experience. We asked her to share her story and what LXD means to her.

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. 

An argument for equal voices in ELT

At a time when the public is more focused on the benefits of diversity and equality, is the ELT industry in danger of looking old-fashioned and exclusive? We look at the benefits of a diverse and equal workplace and examine what’s being said in the ELT sphere.

Content marketing in ELT – Interview with Dan Shepherd

We sat down with our Digital Content Partner, Dan Shepherd to talk about using content marketing to grow your business. Dan, who has experience in both ELT and content marketing, lets us in on what content marketing is, why it’s important for young companies and how you can start creating educational content that will help you turn leads into customers.

LXD in action: running a design sprint at IATEFL 2019

At ELTjam we’ve developed a practical, learner-centred approach to product design that we call Learner Experience Design. We work with organisations to apply this process to learner and teacher problems and come up with solutions; whether that’s an app, a full online course, or a lesson plan or syllabus. To show this approach in action , Katy and Berta ran an IATEFL workshop to showcase a process we use, the ‘Learner Experience Design Sprint’.

ELTjam at IATEFL 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have three sessions at IATEFL 2019. We’ll also be taking part in a panel discussion. Come and find out more in our latest blog post!

Using Typeform in ELT

Can disruptive technology bring an edge to your ELT academy marketing? Can you bring a service aimed at startups into your classroom and make things even more engaging for your students?

Let’s explore how language schools, publishers and teachers can improve their services, classes and get better feedback with Typeform.

Scott Thornbury at iELT18: ‘No pain, no gain’ & ‘All work and no play’

Here’s a look back at the two talks Scott Thornbury gave at InnovateELT in May 2018 about fun in the ELT classroom. We hope they’ll get you thinking about how affective factors impact on learning; give you a sense of how to combine both the serious and the pleasurable and leave you with a more finely-tuned capacity to assess the claims of certain content merchandisers. All the slides are embedded throughout the videos so you won’t miss a thing.

The future of curricula design: knowledge vs. intelligence

Is it possible we’re about to see a big change in the way we approach curricula design? In a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines can access, deliver and learn an almost infinite amount of information in a matter of milliseconds, does it really make sense to be teaching students facts and figures? The ascent … Read more

Talking about dyslexia: making ELT more inclusive

Dyslexia affects up to ten per cent of people in the UK and it is one of the most well known and researched learning difficulties. Yet, many teachers, publishers and digital product teams still feel ill-equipped to cater for dyslexic students. A 2016 survey of state-funded schools in England by the National Education Union found … Read more