My name is Kyle Smith. I’m a doctoral student, working on a thesis about symbolic power and the discourse of change in English language teaching (ELT) and assessment. I’ve worked in ELT for over 15 years as a teacher, manager, curriculum developer and instructional designer. I helped to get #AusELT started.
You can find me on Twitter as @elkysmith.
I wrote a curriculum development case study that was published in the 2017 edition of this.
I’ve written several reviews of books on technology in ELT for the English Australia Journal:
- Webinars: A cookbook for educators by Nicky Hockly
- Language Learning with Technology: Ideas for integrating technology in the classroom by Graham Stanley
- Mind the App! Inspiring internet tools and activities to engage your students by Thomas Strasser
I didn’t really know much at all about educational technology when I was writing those, but I was beginning to think more critically about it and I think that’s reflected to some extent across the three reviews.