About the webinar
Digital literacies are the technical skills and social practices needed to effectively interact with digital technologies. As English language teachers, we are helping our students to communicate in a global lingua franca in an increasingly wired world. We need to ensure that they are given not just the linguistic tools to do so, but an awareness of the wider social practices surrounding the appropriate use of language which is increasingly being mediated by technology. This workshop looks at some of the theory underpinning digital literacies and explores how teachers can develop their learners’ digital literacies (while often developing their own!). By the end of this webinar, you will have a clearer understanding of what digital literacies are, and why they are important. You will also have some practical ideas about how to develop your learners’ digital literacies in class while also supporting their language learning.
Recorded on 8 October 2021
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About the speaker
Nicky Hockly is the Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E (TCE), a highly-respected and award-winning online training and development organisation. She has worked in the field of English Language Teaching since 1987, is an international plenary speaker, and gives workshops and training courses for teachers all over the world. She has written several prize-winning methodology books about new technologies in language teaching, the most recent of which are Focus on Learning Technologies (2016, Oxford University Press), and ETpedia Technology (2017, Pavilion Publishing). She has two new methodology books due for publication in 2022: one for Cambridge University Press, and a second edition of Digital Literacies (Routledge; with co-authors Mark Pegrum and Gavin Dudeney). Her research interests include blended, hybrid and online learning, as well as the integration of learning technologies and digital literacies in the English language classroom.