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Nik Peachey

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ELT Recruitment and Training in the Digital AgeDigital and online material has become an essential part of the ELT mix and publishers invest millions to introduce ever more sophisticated ways of taking learning in new directions.
 There are real benefits to this, but are we in danger of ignoring a very important person in the room: the teacher? More to the point, are we investing in the right amount of training, not only to help teachers understand new technology but, crucially, to ensure digital materials support rather than distract from the fundamental process of English language learning?
 In this panel discussion with leading specialists in this area, we will address these questions and more. We’ll explore how the age of digital ELT is affecting the skills and capabilities employers need when recruiting new staff… and look to the horizon to assess how technology will continue to change teaching and learning in the future.
 Moderator: Nik Peachy (Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer)Panellists:Aisha Walker (University of Leeds, MA in TESOL and ICT Programme Director)Pete Sharma (Pete Sharma Associates)Wayne Jones (Director, Academic Bridge Programme, Zayed University UAE)Julian Kenny (Head of Teacher Development, Trinity College London)Mark Simpson (Business Development Director, Immerse Learning [formerly Language Lab])