Staff Profile:

Name:
Mr Jonathan Smith
Job Title:
Lecturer
Responsibilities:

I am the School Director of Technology-Enhanced Learning. My role is to promote the use of technology in teaching and learning, supporting programmes and projects.

Base Section:
Pre-Sessional English Programme

Active Projects:
I am working on the development of online learning materials using Xerte, management of ISLI FutureLearn MOOCs and TEL training

Bio:
I spent many years as an English teacher and teacher trainer in North Africa, the Far East and Europe. I joined the University in 2002, and was a Pre-sessional Programme Director from 2008 to 2014, when I moved to my present post. In addition to technology-enhanced learning, my present interests include the teaching of listening skills, pronunciation, and more specifically sound-spelling relationships.

A few personal comments:
I enjoy playing the guitar and cooking.

Conferences attended:
J
uly 2015 - attended Inform Conference, "Technology Enhanced learning and the IFP", University of Reading

January 2016 - presented on "Drag and drop and academic writing" at LLAS E-learning Symposium, University for Southampton.

June 2016 - attended "What Works in CALL: A Meta-synthesis of the Effects of Technology in Second Language Teaching and Learning", Birkbeck College, University of London

Qualifications:
MA (St Andrews), MA (Lancaster), DTEFLA.

Areas of Interest:
Research groups / Centres:
Publications:

Smith, J. & Margolis, A., (2012), English for Academic Study: Pronunciation, Garnet Education

Campbell, C. & Smith, J., (2012), English for Academic Study: Listening, Garnet Education
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Contact Details

Email:
j.p.smith@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8339

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