Deborah Healey's Attic - Home


Why call this an attic? An attic is a place where things are stored, and where you can often find nifty things you had forgotten about. Many of these pages have not been updated with my move to the University of Oregon, and the links are definitely untested. Think of it as an exploration...

Educators have my permission to use information from my pages in their classroom teaching as long as my name and the source URL remain on the pages. For other uses, please contact me at dhealey dot uoregon dot edu.

Teacher training and related links

(see a longer list of teacher training links)

These are my courses where material is publicly available.

American English Institute/Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon (2008-2016)

Access Teacher Development Online Program (ATDOP) - improving listening and speaking skills and pedagogy for Access teachers from 8 countries. See the public website for the course.

Shaping the Way We Teach English - public access to the material is at

English Language Institute, OSU (to 2008). Some links within these may no longer work.

ELI 157 pages - Advanced Grammar Through Writing

ELI S60 pages - University Reading and Writing

ELI162 pages - Advanced Reading and Writing

ELI 138 - Pronunciation links and 12-step pronunciation program

Links to Music info online from English through Music

Recent presentations

(see a full list of presentations on the full CV)

  • GloCALL Conference 2021. Digital Storytelling workshop (see information at Digital Storytelling site); Intelligent Use of Technology plenary (see information at Intelligent Use site). Online, December 2021.

    Faculty of Language and Arts, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana Seminar. How to Tell if Technology is Useful keynote. Online, December 2021.

    Saudi TESOL Online Event 2021: What We’ve Learned. November 2021.

    SPELT (Pakistan) Conference 2021. Telling Our Stories. Online, November 2021. (See information at Digital Storytelling site)

    ORTESOL Conference 2021. Digital Storytelling. Online, October, 2021. (See information at Digital Storytelling site)

  • LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) Webinar. Building Community and Making Learning Memorable. Online, September 2021.

  • Africa ELTA Virtual Conference 2021. TESOL’s Path Toward Equity and Inclusion. Panel with K. Bryan, A. Cooper, E. Dwyer, O. Effiong. Online, August 2021. (See information at Gamification site)

  • 36th National Conference for Teachers of English Costa Rica: Gamifying your Class. Online, May 2021. (See information at Gamification site)

  • American English Live: Motivating with Gamification. Online, May 2021. (See information at Gamification site)

  • TESOL Virtual Convention 2021: Diverse Voices Task Force Report; An Overview of Current Trends in Online Teacher Education Research. Online, March.

  • Sookmyung University: Technology Tools for Busy Teachers. Online, December 2020.

  • Center for English Teaching Excellence (CETE)/TESOL (Republic of Georgia) 2020 Conference: Building Community in Difficult Times. Online, December 2020.

  • American School of Tampico Language Institute 25th Anniversary Symposium: Getting Started with Gamification. Online, November 2020.

  • China Daily Language Expo 2020: Reading and Writing in a Digital World. Online, November.

  • TESOL Italy Virtual Convention 2020: Reading and Writing in a Digital World. Online, November.

  • Keiser University Latin America Virtual Conference: Motivating with Games and Gamification. Online, October 2020.

  • Teachers Learning2Gether Summit 2020: Coping Around the World: TESOL International Association Perspectives (panel with Grazzia Mendoza, Kathy Lobo, and Okon Effiong). Online, October.

  • KSAALT (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers) Fast Forward Webinar Series: Growing up Digital: Intelligent Use of Technology. Online, September, 2020.

  • ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) FY21 Bilingual Program Directors Meeting: Considerations for Bilingual Program Administrators Regarding Remote/Hybrid Learning for English Language Learners. Online, September, 2020.

  • TESOL Virtual Convention 2020: Teaching with Play: Games, Gamification, and Game-based Learning (keynote); Diverse Voices Task Force Discussion. Online, July.

  • NCTE Costa Rica (National Conference for Teachers of English) 2020 Online Conference: How Can We Create Effective and Realistic Online Objectives? Online, July.

  • NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association): Creating Effective and Realistic Learning Objectives (plenary). Online, May, 2020

  • NileTESOL TEYL SIG Event. Trace Effects for Game-Based Learning. Online, May 2020.

  • ELT Day for Puerto Rico 2020: Technology Transfer in a Digital World. Online, January.

  • INGED (English Language Teachers Association in Turkey) 2019: Gamification How and Why (plenary). Ankara, Turkey, November.

  • CATESOL (California TESOL) 2019: Growing up Digital (plenary). San Jose, California, October. (See website.)

  • Africa TESOL 2019: Gamification (invited speaker). Abuja, Nigeria, August.

  • Joint Korean ELT Conference 2019: Growing up digital (plenary). Seoul, July. (See website.)

  • Ohio TESOL CALL Conference 2019: CALL and TESOL’s 6 principles (plenary). Athens, Ohio, April. (See TESOL's 6 Principles website)

  • Ohio University EdTech Conference: Prospects and perils of gamification. Athens, Ohio, April 2019.

  • HUPE (Croatia TESOL) Conference 2019: Telling our Stories (plenary). Poreč, April.

  • PELLTA (Penang ELT Association) iELT-Con 2019: Reading and Writing in the Digital Age (keynote); Gamification: What, Why and How. Penang, April.

  • Northern Zone English Language Teaching Seminar: Best Practices and Useful Tools for 21st Century Learners; Gamification: What, Why, and How. Penang, April 2019.

  • TESOL Conference 2019: Online Language Teacher Education (OLTE) and the 6 Principles. Atlanta, Georgia, March.

  • TESL Ontario Conference 2018: Gamification in Education: Hype or Useful Teacher Tool? Online, November. (See information at Gamification site)

  • Ceibal Encounter: Closing and Opening (keynote). Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2018.

  • Tunisia TESOL Conference 2018: Reading and Writing in the Digital Age (keynote); Technology Tools for Busy Teachers; Creating Rubrics for Assessing Writing (pre-conference workshop). Tunis, May.

  • American Center: Gamifying Your Class: Why and How. Tunis, Tunisia, May 2018. (See information at Gamification site)

  • IATEFL Conference 2018: Gamifying your Class: The Basics. Bristol, England, April. (See information at Gamification site)

  • TESOL Conference 2018: Quality Assurance in Online Teacher Education (panelist); Trace Effects in the Classroom (co-presenter). Chicago, IL, April.

Recent publications

(see a full list of publications on the full CV)

  • Healey, D. (in press). Contributor to Reflecting on leadership in language education. A. Curtis (Ed.)

    Healey, D. & Witbeck, M. (in press). Feet on the ground, head in the cloud. M.A. Christison and F. Stoller (Eds.), English language program administration: Leadership and management in the 21st century.

    Healey, D. (2019). TESOL International Association at Africa TESOL. AfricaTESOL Newsletter, 5 (October).

  • Healey, D. (2019). Gamification [white paper].

  • Healey, D. (2017). Technology-enhanced learning environments. TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Wiley.

  • Healey, D. (2017). TESOL technology standards. TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Wiley.

  • Healey, D. (2016). Language learning and technology: Past, present, and future. In F. Farr and L. Murray (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of language learning and technology, pp. 9-23. New York: Routledge.

  • Healey, D. (2015). Review of A constructivist approach to the NETS for teachers. Language Learning & Technology, 19 (1), 54-58.

  • Sweeney, P. & Healey, D. (2013). A tale of two conferences: Paul Sweeney's report on TESOL’s Dallas and Deborah Healey's report on IATEFL Liverpool. LT, Winter.

  • Healey, D. (2013). Training of trainers. Entry in Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley.

  • US Department of State. (2012). Trace effects. Lead scriptwriter for this virtual reality computer game. Online version is available at

  • Healey, D. (2012). Planning a distance education course for language teachers: What administrators need to consider. In L. England (Ed.), Online language teacher education: TESOL perspectives. New York: Routledge.

  • Healey, D. (2012). Podcast of an interview with Tim McBride about teachers and technology on LearnIT2Teach at and