Using Technology to Motivate Learners
Support learners to become more autonomous, competent, and connected to others.
- Use technology to boost motivation and engage learners.
- Help students use technology to support their learning both in and beyond the classroom.
- Place learners' interests and experiences at the heart of the learning process.
Empower your Teaching:
- Develop the skills you need to realize the potential benefits of technology.
- Use technology more effectively, in ways best suited to your individual context and needs.
- Learn to ask the right questions, consider your learning environment, and address the challenges and opportunities technology offers.
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Hayo Reinders is TESOL Professor and Director of Research at Anaheim University, USA, and Professor of Applied Linguistics at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand. He is founder of the global Institute for Teacher Leadership and editor of the journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. His interests are in out-of-class learning, technology, and language teacher leadership. Hayo is the author of this paper.
Gavin Dudeney is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E, working in online training and consultancy in EdTech. He is also a lecturer on the NILE/University of Chichester MA in Professional Development for Language Education. A regular keynote speaker, Gavin is also author of The Internet and the Language Classroom (2007) and co-author of How To Teach English with Technology (2007), Digital Literacies, Second Edition (forthcoming), and Going Mobile (2017). A former Honorary Secretary of IATEFL, he has also served as a trustee for the International House Trust and on the Educational Writers Committee of the Society of Authors. Gavin is a consultant on this paper.
Martin Lamb is Senior Lecturer in TESOL and International Lead at the School of Education, University of Leeds, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, and assessment. He has worked as an ELT teacher and trainer in Indonesia, Bulgaria, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia. His main research interest is in learner and teacher motivation and its interaction with aspects of social context, including technology. He has published in multiple academic journals and was recently chief editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning (2019). Martin is a consultant on this paper.