A game-based approach can help you disrupt the disruption

Is technology the future of English language teaching, or simply a ‘competitive strategy for an age seized by terror,’ as one observer has suggested.

Is technology the future of English language teaching, or simply a ‘competitive strategy for an age seized by terror,’ as one observer has suggested.

After all, the ‘disruptive innovation’ concept of Harvard’s Clayton Christiansen has impacted teaching and learning English in ways we could not have imagined even five years ago.

“Disruption is in the air – or so it seems,” says NEAS CEO Patrick Pheasant. “And whatever happens next, we’ll help you make sense of it.”

“Exploring creative ways to ‘disrupt the disruption’ is one key objective of the 2018 NEAS Management Conference,” Patrick observes.

“For example, join us for the opening academic plenary on Day 2 of the conference, Friday 11 May when digital pathfinder Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie energises us to explore ways in which augmented and virtual reality can drive quality and success in international student education.”

Kate is the Founder & Creative Director of the Fremantle-based boutique game consultancy Games We Play. An international award-winning game designer, researcher, entrepreneur, innovator and advocate for diversity in the technology sector, Kate uses ingenious new game-based approaches to help organisations be more effective at serving their clients and stakeholders. Kate created mixed reality games years before anyone had heard of Pokemon Go.

Kate holds a PhD from Curtin University’s Department of Internet Studies, where she is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow. Her PhD on Facebook has also been in Curtin Library’s top 10 most downloaded (of all time!) list since it was published in 2012. Kate is also a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s New Media Lab, where she previously taught.

“As the independent quality assurance agency for English language teaching in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East, our NEAS Premium Product Endorsement can help you communicate your ‘special digital something’ across the ELT sector,” Patrick said. “Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie’s academic plenary presentation will inspire you to establish and uphold the highest standards within the ELT industry as you diversify your teaching and learning contexts.”

Some places are still available at NEAS Management Conference, and you definitely won’t want to miss Kate Raynes-Goldie’s opening academic plenary on Friday 11 May.

Click here now to register for the 2018 NEAS Management Conference to learn how you can disrupt disruption beyond the digital revolution in ELT:  https://www.neas.org.au/2018-conference-register/

 

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