Sunday, March 09, 2008

Live event in Second Life

Wireless Ready: Interactivity, Collaboration and Feedback in Language Learning Technologies, Nagoya, Japan, 29th March 2008

This one-day international symposium on language learning technologies will be simultaneously live in Second Life.

Registration is now open in Second Life at the following URL. Click on 'sign-up' to register. Participants in SL will be able hear and see the presenters in Nagoya, Japan:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/52/49/21/
(requires SL to be installed)

Places will be limited to 50 participants in Second Life, so please sign up soon.


Homepage: http://wirelessready.nucba.ac.jp

Wireless Ready SL
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/edunation/WirelessReadySL.pdf

Keynote speakers to include:
Michael Coghlan - Web 2.0 & ICT (ICT consultant, Australia)
Dr John Collick - Interactive Whiteboards in EFL (International Education Manager, Promethean)
Russell Stannard - Screen Capture Software and Student Feedback (University of Westminster, UK)

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Friday, March 07, 2008

GLoCALL 2008

Globalization and Localization in CALL 2008

Hotel Ciputra Jakarta, Jakarta, 7-9 November 2008 &
Quality Hotel Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, 10-12 November 2008

GLoCALL 2008 invites proposals for presentations that are related to computer-assisted language learning. Proposals for Papers (35 minutes), Symposia (120 minutes) and Poster sessions should be submitted via the GLoCALL Website (http://glocall.org/) by 1 July 2008.

Proposals are encouraged within the sub-themes below, but are not limited to:
  • application of technology to the language classroom
  • localizing Internet materials to the classroom
  • using the Internet for cultural exchange
  • managing multimedia/hypermedia environments
  • e-learning, collaborative learning and blended learning
  • emerging technologies
  • fostering autonomous learning through technology
  • Web 2.0 and language learning
  • training language teachers in e-learning environments
Successful applicants will be notified by August 1st, 2008, although those who require an earlier decision for funding purposes may request so in the Comments area of the proposal Web form.

The conference takes the form of a 'travelling roadshow' with Organizing Committee members, plenary speakers and whoever else wishes to give presentations at both locations. Presenters from outside Indonesia are particularly encouraged to submit multiple proposals, covering both 'state of the art' themes as well as 'practical training' so that participants with varying levels of CALL experience will be able to benefit from conference participation.

For further details, please visit: http://glocall.org/