British Council and Gaza Sky Geeks Developing an English communication skills course to support graduates in Palestine in the digital economy. Process highlights During the research phase, we conducted interviews with British Council, Gaza Sky Geeks, learners, trainers and a potential employer; and reviewed the existing face-to-face course materials, in order to: Define project success … Read more
NIKKEI-FINANCIAL TIMES Business communication skills courses for ‘Excedo’, a new mobile first learning experience from Nikkei-Financial Times Results Within two weeks of being commissioned, we had a highly experienced content team in place and had established an Agile course development approach. That allowed us to cut course development time from 12 to 8 weeks, with … Read more
The importance of inclusive learning design The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a dramatic acceleration in existing global trends for learning and working online – and this rapid transition has exacerbated the issue of exclusion from online learning, especially for those learners who were already marginalised. At LearnJam, we believe that learning providers have a … Read more
3 key principles from learning research What really works in learning? To find the answers to this we carried out a massive research project to seek out the evidence from learning research, cognitive psychology and neuroscience. We’ve turned that research into a set of practical learning design principles to support anyone designing online courses – … Read more
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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
Since 2013, ELTjam has evolved from a blog to a learning agency, but what got us fired up to start in the first place was our interest in tech, startup culture and new ways of working, and how these could be brought into ELT. One example is Agile – the standard way of running software projects and developing tech products – but in our experience still not used much in ELT materials development when done at a large scale. This post is about how we recently used Agile in a large ELT course development project.
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.
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