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 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)

  • 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. (See information at Gamification site)

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

  • Africa TESOL 2019: Gamification (invited speaker). Abuja, Nigeria, August. (See information at Gamification site)

  • 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. (See information at Gamification site)

  • HUPE (Croat<p>ia TESOL) Conference 2019: Telling our Stories (plenary). Poreč, April. (See information at Digital Storytelling site)

  • 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.

  • English for Excellence (EfeX) Workshop: Improving English Language Teaching with Technology and Assessment Tools. Surabaya, Indonesia, February 2018.

  • Joint Asia TEFL/TEFLIN (Indonesia) Conference 2017: Creating Rubrics for Assessing Writing and Speaking (pre-conference workshop); Gamification: Hype or Useful Teacher Tool? (plenary); Tech Tools for Busy Teachers; Reading and Writing in the Digital Age. Yogyakarta, July.

  • CETE (Georgia TESOL) Conference 2017: Technology Tools for Busy Teachers (plenary), Designing a Massive Open Online Course (keynote). Tbilisi, Georgia, May.

  • TESOL 2017: Who Benefits from MOOCs, and Who Pays the Cost? (co-presenter); Shaping the Way We Teach English: The MOOC (co-presenter); Gaming with Trace Effects (co-presenter). Seattle, March.

  • Teaching English to Generation Z. Full-day workshop at English for Excellence (EfeX). Surabaya, Indonesia; January, 2017.

  • Technology training for teachers: two days of workshops for language program and content area faculty at Centro de Idiomas, Universidad de la Frontera. Temuco, Chile; November-December 2016.

  • Technology training for teachers: week-long session for language program faculty at Centro de Idiomas, Universidad de la Frontera. Temuco, Chile; June 2016.

  • English Language Teacher Training and Certification Program: Two sets of 2-day workshops on project-based learning in four sites. Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus, (via digital videoconference) Gaza; January and May, 2016.

  • TESOL 2016: Online Course Development in MOOCs: Canvas Network; Tea with Distinguished TESOLers (invited presenter); Shaping the Way We Teach English: The MOOC (co-presenter); History of the Electronic Village: Typologies in CALL; CALL for Newcomers (co-presenter). Baltimore, April.

Recent publications

(see a full list of publications)

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

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

  • 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. Retrieved from

  • 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