Hosts Christian, Tania and James from the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group talk about issues within teacher development in various contexts.

Episode 26: Episode 26 - Interview with Nik Peachey
Dec 1 2020
Episode 26: Episode 26 - Interview with Nik Peachey
This episode is the third in a series of interviews with 'ELT influencers' chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. Nik Peachey talks about his early involvement in technology and the likely forthcoming evolutions in language learning technology including artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. Nik is interviewed by Christian and answers questions conceived by teacher, trainer and EdTech enthusiast Tamara Parsons, who was one of the TDSIG competition winners.Nik Peachey is Director of Pedagogy at Peachey Publications, an independent digital publishing company that specialises in the design of digital learning materials. He has been involved in Education since 1990 and has more than 20 years experience of working specifically with online and blended learning environments.He has worked all over the world training teachers and developing innovative and creative products and is a two-time British Council Innovations award winner.His customers include British Council, Eton College, Open University, Google Creative Labs and International House.His more recent projects have included two years as pedagogical manager for a 100% online school owned by Macmillan ELT, Head of Content development for EtonX a 100% online school owned by Eton College and content developer for an English and Interfaith Dialogue course designed for the British Council and Al-Azhar University in Cairo.His books include:Hacking Creativity (Shortlisted for the 2020 British Council award for Innovation in Teacher resources) Tools for Teachers - Trainer's edition (Shortlisted for the 2018 British Council award for Innovation in Teacher resources) Critically through Digital Media Video - A Manual for Language Teachers (Winner of the 2016 British Council award for Innovation in Teacher resources) & Listening - A series of lesson for the digital classroom He also co-edited Creativity in the ELT Classroom and Creativity and the Sustainable Development Goals for the British CouncilHe is editor of the Edtech & ELT Newsletter: Company Website: LinkedIn: Parsons is a teacher, trainer, EdTech enthusiast, conference speaker and founder of ELT.Training, a collaborative organisation with the aim of sharing teacher development ideas.