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Amany Alkhayat

Amany Alkhayat is a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology and Media program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founder and Chair of Technology Enhanced Language Learning SIG and VirtuaTeLL EdTech conference at NYS TESOL. She is a Udemy instructor, teaching more than 5k students worldwide. She’s also the CEO and founder of Linguatech and Roleomatic. She has been presenting at several international conferences since 2009. She published research on chatbots, designing animations with 3-D programming environments and other EdTech tools. Her self-published e-book, The Tech-Savvy Teacher: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Technology and Improving Students’ Scores, is a comprehensive resource that includes practical implications for language teachers including web tools, VR, AR, MR, Virtual Worlds, and designing animations for ESL students. She also has 20 years of experience teaching ESL college students and Applied Linguistics students. Her research interests include digital storytelling in second language learning and conversation design for language learning.