Advances in digital language learning and teaching

  • Date: 20 Apr 2012
  • Location/venue: Scholars Suite, Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston , England, PR1 2HE

Presented as part of the Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series.

 This event will focus on evidence-based research into advances in new and emerging digital language learning technologies, examining creative and innovative ways to teach and learn languages. This event will incorporate both seminar (research-based papers) and workshop elements (hands-on practical sessions) in order to emphasise the principle of research-informed teaching in the area of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The event intends to explore synergies and continuities between a range of areas that hold the most potential for future advances in digital language learning and teaching, including designing online and blended language learning, mobile learning, digital-game based learning and virtual worlds, as well as social media assisted language learning. The event will build on recent research in the School of Languages and International Studies about digital natives, digital education, and task-based language learning and teaching.


09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction

10.15 – 11.00 Teaching and Learning Languages in Online and Blended Environments, Dr Gary Motteram, University of Manchester

11.00 – 11.45 Designing Materials for Online Learning, Alex Ding, University of Nottingham

11.45 – 12.00 Coffee

12.00 – 12.45 Social Media, Learner Autonomy and Language Learning, Huw Jarvis, Salford University

12.45 – 13.30 Networking Lunch

13.30 – 14.15 Language Learning in Virtual Worlds and Digital Gaming, Shiv Rajendran, Founder,

14.15 – 15.00 Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Paul Sweeney, Eduworlds Knowledge Ltd.

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee

15.15 – 16.00 Workshop and Networking Discussion

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