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Call for Papers - Digital Methodologies in Educational Research. 16-17th May 2013.

Venue: Brockholes Conference Centre in Preston, UK: http://www.brockholes.org/
Invited Speakers: Professor Martin Weller (The Open University, UK) and Stephen Downes (National Research Council, Canada)
Call for papers: 1st December 2012 - 28th February 2013
Abstract submissions to: Dr Michael Thomas (MThomas4@uclan.ac.uk)

Call for Papers
The purpose of this two-day symposium is to develop and support digitally-enabled research across the field of education. By providing a forum for the discussion of digital approaches, the event will enable the exchange of methodologies, ideas, expertise and knowledge and present educational researchers, practitioners and doctoral students with opportunities to develop new networks and share good practice. The use of new digital research methodologies in education is rapidly developing in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches. Across education digital methods are being used to address new practices related to the changing landscape of research collaboration, observation, analysis and dissemination. As a result of Web 2.0 technologies, educational researchers are also increasingly turning to new approaches to research computer-mediated communication, involving social media, social networks and virtual immersive environments. The symposium will address the key issues related to the Digital Social Research Strategy, particularly in relation to the challenges posed by data collection and analysis in the digital age, including trust and quality, interoperability and data preservation in an educational context. The event is aimed at established as well as early career researchers and postgraduate students.
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Social networks in teacher education: SoNetTE

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Interesting EU project involving creation of content for teaching/learning, including languages and culture

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An Invitation to CALL: Hubbard

An Invitation to CALL: Hubbard | TELT | Scoop.it

An Invitation to CALL is a website providing a short introduction to the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, designed originally as a supplement to in-class instruction. Specifically, this website has grown out of a "mini course" I have taught for over ten years as part of an ESL methodology class at Stanford (Linguistics 291).  The present site makes the material available to a wider audience for general reference, self-instruction, and in-service or pre-service training.

 

Computers have become so pervasive in the rest of our lives that it is important for us as language teachers to understand their role in language instruction.  Without such a foundation, it is difficult to make informed judgments about how to incorporate computers into language classes to make certain aspects of student learning more engaging, efficient, and/or effective. Ideally, a language teacher being trained today should either have one or more full courses in CALL or be engaged in a professional training program where the integration of technology into language teaching permeates the whole curriculum. Over time that ideal may be met, but currently CALL training is spotty at best. Furthermore, many competent practicing teachers are interested in learning more about CALL but lack the means to fulfill that interest. This site aims to provide one such resource.

 

This heavily revised version of the course was new in 2012, and has had updates in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The previous version is still available at www.stanford.edu/~efs/callcourse for those who might be interested.

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This looks like a pretty thorough and well-organised introduction to the field from one of its leading figures.

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TESOL Teaching and Learning Websites

TESOL Teaching and Learning Websites | TELT | Scoop.it

This page contains useful links for English Language Teachers. There are five categories:


1 News, Articles, Newsworthy Blogs. These resources are a good start for teachers setting up their Personal Learning Network (PLN).
   

2 Lesson plans, activities and resources.
   

3 Meta-sites. These websites host a vast range of resources for TESOL educators.
   

4 Technology for Language Teachers. These resources will help you get established using technology for professional development as well as for teaching.
   

5 Resources for Young Learners. These resources are aimed specifically at young learners, a group usually defined by the age range 6-12 years.

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Phil Chappell has this extensive list of useful links.

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Quick Key Mobile: grade multiple choice quizzes with your phone

Quick Key Mobile: grade multiple choice quizzes with your phone | TELT | Scoop.it
For the last 18+ months my former colleague Mike Morrell has raved about Quick Key. Quick Key is an app that turns your iPhone into a bubble sheet scanner. This morning I learned from Mike that Quick Key is now available as an Android app too.
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I'm developing a new interest in mobile apps for new project iTILT 2.  Some of my teachers have iPads for their classes, so looking into what's good for language teaching there.

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Audio recording - 5 iPad and Android Apps

Audio recording - 5 iPad and Android Apps | TELT | Scoop.it
It has been a while since I published my last chart comparing popular ed tech tools. (Ten of those charts can be found here).
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Always useful in language teaching/learning

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5 applications d'enregistrements audio pour IOS et ANDROID..

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Between | PL-CALL May 2015

Between | PL-CALL May 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

one-day PL-CALL Between, to be held on 15 May 2015. It will be both attached to – and independent from – 6th International May Conference Current Issues in English Studies 14-15 May 2015, Cracow, Poland.

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Conference programme now available.

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Welcome to iTILT 2

Welcome to iTILT 2 | TELT | Scoop.it

ITILT 2, an Erasmus Plus project on interactive teaching in languages with technology, will build on our earlier work with interactive whiteboards in language teaching.

 

We will follow teachers of a range of languages (English, French, Turkish and Welsh) at different proficiency and age levels as they use a variety of technologies (tablets, videoconferencing ...) to foster interaction for language learning.

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Kick off meeting in Cardiff this week - lots of interesting ideas for this new venture.  Focus on experienced teachers committed to communicative and task-based activities, and support via a dedicated online community of practice.

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Théorie générale de la recherche en didactique des langues-cultures : Puren

Théorie générale de la recherche en didactique des langues-cultures : Puren | TELT | Scoop.it

Cet essai d'une cinquantaine de pages est pour moi un texte aussi important que mon Essai sur l'éclectisme de 1994. Il propose une modélisation d'ensemble des processus de recherche, tant des chercheurs universitaires que des enseignants, qui s'appuie sur les concepts de la théorie systémique. Il fait la synthèse de 30 ans d'expérience de chercheur et de 20 ans d'expérience de directeur de recherches.

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TILA conference: April 2015

TILA conference: April 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

TILA CONFERENCE UTRECHT (16 APRIL 2015)

 

Always wanted to know how technology can be applied in the language classroom? Would you like to see how students can interact with others in a virtual world and play games in the foreign language?

 

Discover the results and affordances of telecollaboration tools used in the EU funded TILA project during the TILA conference to be held at Utrecht University (Drift 21) on the 16th of April in the afternoon.

 

During this conference, you will learn about the experiences of teacher trainers, teachers and students participating in the project, about the importance of intercultural competence in language teaching, about best practices in task design and the acquisition of 21st century skills in the language classroom.

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Telecollaboration for language teaching

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Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews

Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews | TELT | Scoop.it
This week I tested two new apps for recording audio interviews. Both of these apps can be used by students without creating any kind of new online accounts. Neither one is entirely perfect, but they're both quite good.
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Opinion and Story app. Why not?

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Learning a second language in the information age

Learning a second language in the information age | TELT | Scoop.it
If you didn’t study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb a new language in the early childhood years.
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15 minute audio with

Elizabeth Bernhardt, Professor of German Studies and Director of the Stanford Language Center at Stanford University.

Marty Abbott, Executive Director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, a non-profit organization seeking to improve and expand the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.

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Les écrits en classe de langue étrangère : appel à contributions RDLC

Les écrits en classe de langue étrangère : appel à contributions RDLC | TELT | Scoop.it

Appel à contribution pour publication dans un numéro spécial de Recherches en Didactique des Langues et Cultures :

 

Le travail sur et à partir de textes écrits en classes de langue étrangère : Des prescriptions et supports d’enseignement aux pratiques des enseignants et performances des élèves.

Date limite de réception des contributions (abstracts) : 15 mai 2015

Calendrier des soumissions
- Date de notification aux auteurs : 30 juin 2015
- Date de réception des versions définitives des articles : 15 octobre 2015
- Date prévisionnel de publication : été 2016

Adresses utiles :
Marianne.jacquin@unige.ch
g.simons@ulg.ac.beShared with Dropbox

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Appel à contributions

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Dreamreader.net

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Easy English, Interesting English, Fun English, Practical English, Academic English

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Texts and comprehension questions.

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Didactique des langues de spécialité : journée d'études, Paris avril 2015

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Coming up soon.

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History of Language Learning and Teaching: HoLLT.net

History of Language Learning and Teaching: HoLLT.net | TELT | Scoop.it

This AILA Research Network is intended to provide a forum which existing national and language-based associations (see 'Links' tab above) can take advantage of to communicate with one another and build research collaborations, and which can provide them with additional publicity, thus helping to strengthen them. At the same time, a major function of the Network is to serve individual researchers interested in the history of language learning and teaching for whom no dedicated national or language-based association currently exists.

 

 

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Interesting idea

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Nuevo sitio web del grupo de investigación AILA sobre historia de la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas

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ICT-REV Inventory of Open Educational Resources

ICT-REV Inventory of Open Educational Resources | TELT | Scoop.it

A curated list of 70+ freely available online tools for language learning and teaching. Searchable by purpose and skill foci, with short synopses of each tool.

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I recognise about half of these - worth a look.

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Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr – May 2015

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr – May 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
O Webinar, Webinar, wherefore art thou Webinar? Worry not because they’re all right here in this post! Here’s a list of free online events for ELT educators between April and May 2015.
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Adi Rajan continues with this useful update on coming opportunities for ELT training, including IATEFL and something on CLIL

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Plickers: easy formative assessment

Plickers: easy formative assessment | TELT | Scoop.it

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Just learned to use this tool: teacher needs the (free) app and to print out those answer cards, then you just need your phone to quiz students and share answers if you wish.

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saved.. will check it later

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Un témoignage sur les usages de PLICKERS comme outil simple à mettre en oeuvre dans le cadre d'une évaluation formative.

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Compleat Lexical Tutor

A complete website for learning and learning about English and French words. You can test your vocabulary level, then work on the words at the level where you are weak. Use wordlists, online concordancer and dictionary, texts, and a database to store your work and view the work of others. French parallel site is almost complete.

 

Instructions for learners:

 

Lexical Tutor > Tutorial Guide (Original - about 2005 but still relevant)

You can use this site to expand your English vocabulary systematically (and your French vocabulary too). The site has a set of diagnostic vocabulary tests, and a corresponding set of vocabulary lists linked to concordance, dictionary, and quizzes to help you explore the nuances of form, meaning, and collocation of the words on these lists. Here's one way to proceed:

- Test yourself to determine your next zone of vocabulary growth. Start with either the Classic (GSL+UWL) or BNC (1-14k) word recognition tests (GSL=General Service List; UWL=University Word List; BNC = British National Corpus).
- Go to the Learn from Lists pages and find the level which you are weak on either the same scheme you chose for your test.
 Work your way through the list with the aid of the dictionary and concordance. Develop an approach that suits you--make notes, cut and paste examples and definitions to the Group Lex Database provided, or a spreadsheet on your own computer. Also, a set of progress tests is linked to the the 2000 and UWL lists at roughly 250-word intervals.

- If you do not like learning from lists, or want to learn more about new words by meeting them in other contexts, then you can paste complete authentic texts into VP Cloze, which will make you exercises for words from the frequency band you are working on.

- Or, if you want to work outside the frequency framework altogether, but not entirely independently, then you can read a novel  (Jack London's Call of the Wild or de Maupassant's Boule de Suif) with full click-on lexical support.  - or make your own resource-supported texts at Hypertext Builder


The 1000, 2000, and University/Academic Word Lists contain words you need to know - read the research page to learn why.

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Grading first year student translations and looking for places to send them to learn vocabulary

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EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG Lemesos Workshop

The EuroCALL Teacher Education SIG is  organising  a two-day workshop on pedagogical perspectives on CALL curriculum development and implementation in Cyprus in May 2015.   The Teacher Education...
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Online support for classroom language teachers: research summary

Online support for classroom language teachers: research summary | TELT | Scoop.it
My general interest in improving language learning opportunities in state school settings has led me to research different dimensions of classroom contexts, including the use of technology and teacher development.
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Talking about this topic at iTILT 2 kick-off meeting in Cardiff.

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Encontré interesante éste artículo donde se mencionan soportes en línea para el salón de clases

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Taking to task(s): Task design and CALL (Tarragona, July 2015)

Taking to task(s): Task design and CALL (Tarragona, July 2015) | TELT | Scoop.it
Taking to task(s): Exploring task design by novice language teachers in technology-mediated and non-technological activities
XVII International CALL research conference. Tarragona, Spain, 4-6 July 2015.
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Running a study on pre-service EFL teachers collaborating in task design and implementation. Inspired by

- Samuda, V. (2005). Expertise in pedagogic task design. In Johnson, K (Ed). Expertise in second language learning and teaching, 150-164.

- Erlam, R. (2015). ‘I’m still not sure what a task is’: Teachers designing language tasks. Language Teaching Research, 1362168814566087.

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Modes synthétiques et pratiques discursives : Wigham & Bayle

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Communication au colloque Acedle 2015 janvier dernier

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Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning | CRLT

Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning | CRLT | TELT | Scoop.it
Stiliana Milkova
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. Before you plan your lesson, you will first need to identify the learning objectives for the class meeting.  Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates these three key components:

Objectives for student learningTeaching/learning activitiesStrategies to check student understanding
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Interactions en L2 : appel à contributions, RDLC (Cahiers de l'Acedle)

Interactions en L2 : appel à contributions, RDLC (Cahiers de l'Acedle) | TELT | Scoop.it

Le numéro de revue s’articulera autour de deux grands axes :

1/ Interactions : enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques

2/ Interactions, usages langagiers, appropriation langagière – questions didactiques et de formation

 

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