Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Third International Wireless Ready Symposium

Digital Technologies in Language Education

A Simultaneous Real Time and Second Life Symposium

An IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG Event

NUCB Graduate School (Fushimi Campus / Nagoya)

Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan

Friday, 20th February 2009 (09:50 - 18:00)

Go to the symposium website at http://wirelessready.nucba.ac.jp

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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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Monday, January 28, 2008

Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology 2008 Conference

The Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology (NEALLT) will hold its annual conference February 29 - March 2, 2008 at the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus.
This year's theme will be "Global Connections: Language Learning in the Digital Age".
For more information, go to http://www.neallt.org .

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Call for Papers: EUROCALL 2008 Conference

Eurocall 2008 Conference
3-6 September, 2008
Székesfehérvár, Hungary

EUROCALL is a professional organisation for the promotion of innovative research, development and practice in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) in education and training. EUROCALL conferences bring together educators, researchers, administrators, materials developers, government representatives, vendors of hardware and software, and others interested in the field of CALL and TELL.

EUROCALL 2008 particularly welcomes papers focusing on integrating new technologies into language learning. Presentations focusing on any other aspect of CALL research, development and practice are also welcomed, especially innovative uses both of established and of leading-edge technologies. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2008.

For more information, go to
http://www.asszisztencia.hu/eurocall/index.php?c=31

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Applications for Full Scholarships to WorldCALL 2008

Posted on behalf of Thomas Robb & John Mugane, Co-Chairs, WorldCALL Scholarship Committee:

WorldCALL 2008, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan from August 5-8, 2008 announces the availability of full scholarships to the congress, including transportation, fees, lodging and a stipend for miscellaneous expenses. In keeping with our policy of “Equity and Access” these scholarships are only available to participants from countries that are not considered to be “Higher Income Economies” by the World Bank. The scholarships are thus based not only on merit but also on financial need. An accepted presentation is not a requirement for a scholarship award.

We encourage all CALL scholars and practitioners, including graduate students in qualifying countries, to apply. Further information and the application form are available at: http://wc3scholar.info. The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 31, 2007.

Further information about the conference itself and the paper submission process can be found at:
http://www.j-let.org/~wcf/

Collegially,
Thomas Robb & John Mugane, Co-Chairs, WorldCALL Scholarship Committee

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THREE TESOL 2007 ELECTRONIC VILLAGE SPECIAL EVENTS

TESOL 2007: "Spanning the Globe: Tides of Change"
March 21-24, 2007
Seattle, Washington, USA
EV FAIRS, EV MINI-WORKSHOPS, and DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE

***DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 31, 2007***

You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in one or more of these TESOL 2007 CALL Interest Section Special Events. You are welcome to submit proposals to more than one event, and it is possible to have more than one proposal accepted (depending on space availability and quality of the submission). Windows and Macintosh equipment will be available at no charge, along with CD ROM Drives, Internet connections, and (for the Showcase and EV Mini-Workshops) projection equipment. Plan to bring a minimum of 100 handouts per Fair/Showcase acceptance slot since these are very popular events!

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FAIRS:
Presenters have approximately 20-30 minutes to demonstrate their material on 1-2 computer(s) without projection equipment in a presentation format similar to a "poster session." Participants walk around the EV, dropping in and out of demonstrations, thus precluding highly structured presentations. A demonstration may be repeated a second time (an additional 20 to 30 minutes), if interest warrants and space allows.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MINI-WORKSHOPS:
One presenter introduces a topic to a small group of workshop participants. The workshop is "hands-on" in a computer lab setting. Each workshop - with instruction and "hands-on" practice - lasts 90 minutes.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SHOWCASE:
One presenter at a time demonstrates her/his program. Seating is provided for the audience.

_____EV FAIRS_____
Coordinator: Paula Emmert Email: emmert4@cox.net
WHAT IS IT? This year's EV Fairs combines two previous events: the Internet Fairs and Applications Fairs. In the new EV Fairs, teachers or teachers-developers share their use of computer-based resources. These resources can be software (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Focus on Grammar, Word Attack, Skype, etc.) or websites (presenter-made or public like CNN.com, Yahoo! Groups, an online concordancer, etc.). Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities or curriculum created for students or educators. Examples:
-Email projects
-Lesson plan archives for teachers
-Vocabulary worksheets using an online thesaurus
-Skimming/scanning activities using a local newspaper webpage
-Research/writing exercises for investigating Internet hoaxes
-Vocabulary flashcards using iFlash on an iPod
-A descriptive writing activity combined with HyperStudio illustrations

PROPOSALS
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Fair online at
http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2007.html

_____EV MINI-WORKSOHPS_____
Coordinator: Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou Email: yiansoph@cytanet.com.cy
WHAT IS IT? The EV Mini-workshops are intended to be limited seating events for hands-on workshops where participants gain experience in adaptation of standard software for CALL purposes. Participants have the opportunity to create a product or gain depth in use of software.
Examples:
-Using iMovie
-Working with audio and/or video
-Setting up a Moodle
-Creating podcasts
-Using Hot Potatoes to create online quizzes
-Improving PowerPoint skills
-Designing webquests

PROPOSALS
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Mini-workshops online at
http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2007.html

_____DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE_____
Coordinator: Sookhee Kim Plotkin Email: sookhee.plotkin@gmail.com
WHAT IS IT? The Developers' Showcase is one of several ways in which the CALL-IS disseminates information about computers and computer-assisted instruction to the ESL/EFL professional community. The Showcase provides an opportunity for the designers of ESL/EFL software to display their work, and for potential users, software developers, and marketers to examine and react to it. We especially welcome projects produced by teachers for their own students or projects produced under development grants.

This Showcase includes materials in the following two categories:
1. disk-based software, including floppy-disk, hard disk, and CD-ROMs.
2. web-based software, including both programs that can be accessed directly from the web and those that can be downloaded.

The Showcase is not a commercial venue. Only work that is not yet on the market will be considered.
The following types of software are not acceptable for the Showcase:
* Software that is already contracted with a publisher
* Software that has been offered for sale independently, or which the presenter plans to sell independently, including by subscription or as shareware
* Software given away free to promote a commercial interest

PROPOSALS
Please submit your proposal(s) for the Developers' Showcase online at
http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2007.html or contact Sookhee Kim Plotkin directly at
sookhee.plotkin@gmail.com

More information is available on the TESOL CALL-IS Website:
http://www.call-is.org/moodle/

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Agria Media 2006

"Digital teaching and learning environments require new teaching competences and increasing academic achievement"

The Eszterházy Károly College, The HUNDIDAC Association, The ICEM Congress and Media Days, The Open University of Malaysia and The Delta Academy of Science of Egypt cordially invite you to participate at the Agria Média 2006 and ICI-5 Information Technology and Education Technology Conference and Exhibition

Eszterházy Károly College, Eger, Hungary, 6-7 November, 2006

http://www.ektf.hu/agriamedia/index.php?nyelv=en

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IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG Cyprus conference materials online

Report on the conference "Learning Technologies in the Language Classroom: A step closer to the future" (University of Cyprus, 26-28th May, 2006)

Read the conference report here:

http://www.iateflcompsig.org.uk/cyprusreport2006.htm

PowerPoint presentations, images, etc.

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