- Dates: 21st or 29th November 2017
- Times: 19:00 - 19:45 or 09:00 - 09:45 (HKT)
- Speaker: Thomas Healy
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone. Since then, mobile devices, social media and web-based services have pervaded almost every aspect of society, including education. This webinar explores the struggle of “pedagogy versus technology” (Stanley, 2013) and whether our enthusiasm for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been a distraction or an important development in language learning.The presenter will share his highs and lows in attempting to use these technologies in his own teaching practice, and share principles and practical ideas that even technology-shy participants can implement in their own classrooms.
Thomas Healy is an Assistant Professor at the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. His main research interest is on the use of technology and easy-to-use digital tools in English language instruction. Thomas presents regularly on how to adapt traditional materials and teaching techniques to meet the needs of the Selfie Generation. His presentation Create a Digital Course Pack was highlighted by the International TESOL organization as one of the favorite sessions of the International TESOL conference in 2014.. His Oxford University Press series, Smart Choice, written with Ken Wilson, was recently published in its third edition. Thomas holds a master’s degree from the National University of Ireland.
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