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, LanguageLab.com
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
Post-event related documents
- Event Report, Michael Thomas (DOCX, 34KB)
- Teaching and Learning Languages in Online and Blended Environments, Gary Motterham (PDF, 4,451 KB)
- Beyond CALL: Learner Autonomy and the Impact of Social Media in Language Education, Huw Jarvis (PDF, 574 KB)
- Real Revolution or Phony War? A Response to M-Learning in Language Learning, Paul Sweeney (PDF, 1,131 KB)
- But they’re the Google generation … surely they know more than me? Suggestions for supporting learners online, Lesley Shield, (ODP, 80KB)
- Language Learning in Virtual Worlds and Digital Gaming, Shiv Rajendran (PDF, 4,906 KB)