We work with the BBC, ITN, the Open University and the world’s leading educational publishers on the strategy and execution of video in learning. We are pioneering the use of authentic video in the next generation of learning resources. We are pioneering the use of authentic video and Video Integrated Learning (VIL) in the next generation of education resources. With several hundred hours of VIL under our supervision for pedagogy, editorial, production, and educational quality, DLA is at the front of the adoption of superior digital learning experiences.

Latest engagments


Speaking at IATEFL Brighton 2018

Video is now a must-have in the language classroom. But what is its place within the learning process and how can we use it to our best advantage?

DLA Producer Elena Deleyto hosted an interactive workshop that asked these questions and more during the 52nd IATEFL conference in Brighton in April. We critically reviewed the new generation of authentic videos for ELT in a workshop designed to collaboratively generate an approach to best practice in their use.

Read more about our theory of Video Integrated Learning here.


Speaking at Innovate ELT 2017

In partnernship with ITN, DLA presented the session 'Okay class, let's watch TV' on the occasion of 2017's Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona. We offered insight into the latest techniques in video pedagogy and a sneak preview of the type of video educators will be using in class next year. We explained why one of the biggest independent production companies in the UK is investing in Language Teaching.

We also hosted an opening night showcase at the event, in which we presented our latest work and invited guests to learn more about what we do. Read our blog about the event in English and Spanish.

This is just the report I hoped for, you have more than met the brief we set.
— Director, HEI

Speaking at BETT 2017

DLA presented a case study on 'How to Launch and Export UK Digital Education Content into Global Education Markets' on the occasion of BETT 2017. Key topics covered included:

- How to increase the impact of digital media content in global learning markets
- The power of digital: what international digital content buyers want for their schools
- The changing market for screen-mediated experiences in learning: MOOCs, mobile learning and workplace English
- Content licensing, packaging, and franchising with international partners

DLA's stand at BETT was sponsored by the Department for International Trade.


Staff Coaching

The CEO of the International Business School merger between Hult and Ashridge hired us in 2015 to accelerate their faculties' move towards blended delivery of their global MBA product. We structured and delivered an intense and hands-on course to bring thirty teaching and research faculty into the blended learning delivery age. The course, delivered virtually to a global group of senior teachers, coached the staff to move on from face to face delivery to blended learning. Learning to work with over 20 online tools, and to critically review their performance as learning supports, the faculty was also supported to spread their insights around the schools. By the end of the three month session, faculty went straight into design and launched a new blended format of learning.