IATEFL presentation follow-up: which is the most popular LMS?

Participants were given this definition of Blended Learning: a combination of traditional face-to-face classroom teaching and web-based learning. They were asked the following question:

Which learning platform do you use for the web-based delivery?

Find out what the data showed. Download a one-page .pdf with the results:

IATEFL – data follow up

Any surprises? We were amazed at the range of different platforms being used. And pleased, as this variance is another justification for writing our new book!

To buy the book, visit:

Pavilion website


Best Practices for Blended Learning – online resources

Delighted to say that there is now a great range of online support materials available to accompany our latest book Best Practices for Blended Learning on the ETp website. You can find:

a glossary of terms

Appendix one – Tools for creating new materials

Appendix two – Building your own platform

Case Study from Mexico

10 practical ideas

Just visit:


IATEFL Conference – LT SIG Pre-conference event

Really delighted to join Shaun Wilden in opening (and closing) the day.

Focussing on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), it promises to be a fantastic event!

Here’s the line-up:

The potential for VR and AR in the language classroom – Sarah Rogerson

Gaining a new perspective: the future of VR in Teacher Training and Materials Development – Paul Driver

AR for language training – Tushar Sharma (Blippar)

Back to the future: From Virtual worlds to Virtual Reality – Heike Philp

The reality of VR – Johnathan Dykes

Integrating VR to EFL teaching – Raquel Ribeiro

Wow! I cannot wait….

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Learning Technologies

This is Watson. IBM’s Watson. I met him last week at the Learning Technologies fair in London.

He was asked how old I was. using facial recognition, he placed me somewhere between 55 and 64 (I think). Well, he was right….

IBM Watson is a data analytics processor that uses natural language processing, a technology that analyzes human speech for meaning and syntax.

Source:  https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-watson-the-smart-persons-guide/

He was one thing I enjoyed last Thursday. The other was another VR experience, courtesy of Gromar


Overall, this was a corporate do  – interesting to see developments in the world of training. Now, to reflect on the implications for language teaching…..