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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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EuroCALL 2014 plenaries

EuroCALL 2014 plenaries | TELT | Scoop.it
Thursday 21 August, 9:45-10:45:  Carol A. Chapelle (Iowa State University), Arguments for Technology and Language Learning (Graham Davies Keynote)Friday 22 August, 10:30-11:30: Bart Rienties (Open University), Understanding (in)formal learning and social interactions: from principles to practices in learning analyticsSaturday 23 August, John H.A.L. de Jong (Vu University Amsterdam/Pearson English), Innovative Items – Measuring Something More or Different
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Livestream from Eurocall website for those who can't be there.

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Dictionnaire Cobra - A striking corpus based tool

Dictionnaire Cobra - A striking corpus based tool | TELT | Scoop.it

Dictionnaire Cobra. A corpus based dictionary for English/Dutch to French.

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Autonomy in Language Learning: Mynard & Ludwig

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Edited by Jo Mynard and Christian Ludwig with a foreword by Anna Uhl Chamot, this book explores tools, tasks and environments which support the development of learner autonomy in different learning spaces and cultural contexts. The 13 chapters in this e-book are divided into five parts: self-access, self-directed learning, technology tools, logbooks/plans, and inside/outside the classroom.
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Eight dollars for this ebook on learner autonomy - table of contents but no list of contributors ...

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Speakapps at Eurocall 2014

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reeAll of the SpeakApps partners will attend the forthcoming EuroCALL 2014 conference,
Eurocall 2014
an important annual event that gathers researchers, practitioners and experts of Computer Assisted LanguageLearning (CALL) from all over Europe.

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Free tools for task-based language teaching focusing on oral skills

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Overview of Collaborative Writing Tools: Nathan Hall

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Unhosted, hosted, single/multiple author options.

 

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From Dropbox to Google Drive via Wikispaces - pros and cons of each, short and sweet.

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Time, work, science, Twitter: AILA talk by Greg Myers

Time, work, science, Twitter: AILA talk by Greg Myers | TELT | Scoop.it

Here are the references for the talk I am doing today at AILA in Brisbane: "Time and work on science Twitter."  Greg Myers

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I'm having a little trouble parsing Myers' title, but some of the references to work on social media for science look worth chasing up.

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AppSmashing with iPads: Joe Dale webinar

AppSmashing with iPads: Joe Dale webinar | TELT | Scoop.it

"Appsmashing requires skill and experience with the apps utilized, and relies for example on creating products in one app and storing them on the device’s photoroll or in the cloud, and then developing that product through another app to produce a more elaborate product."

 

 

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Second language interaction at the IWB: AILA paper

Second language interaction at the IWB: AILA paper | TELT | Scoop.it

This paper investigates second language interaction at the interactive whiteboard (IWB). Video-recorded lessons of eleven French and German teachers of EFL were analysed for use of IWB features but also language interaction, using a 4-level scale (drill, display, simulation and communication) to capture learners’ opportunities to use English.

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Tweaking our slides for our AILA presentation next week.  Euline will be giving our paper; she says it's the only IWB presentation.

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Task Design for Intercultural Telecollaboration: TILA

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Petra Hoffstaedter & Kurt Kohn, Contribution to the Eurocall Conference in Groningen (NL), 20-23 August 2014 Abstract Our contribution focuses on synchronous oral telecollaboration in secondary...
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Will be interested to hear this presentation to see what concrete recommendations on task design are offered.

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La mise en récit dans les discours spécialisés : Paris, avril 2015

2 et 3 avril 2015. Journées d’études «  », organisées par l’axe Discours spécialisés et Terminologie du CeLiSo (Centre de linguistique en Sorbonne) EA 7332, Université Paris 4 -Sorbonne

Lieu : Maison de la recherche de l’Université Paris 4-Sorbonne, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6è (métro Odéon)

Inscription gratuite, mais nécessaire auprès de Catherine Resche (catherineresche@club-internet.fr), afin de faciliter l’organisation matérielle des journées.


Texte de cadrage :

Les discours spécialisés ne naissent pas ex nihilo. Ils sont produits par des communautés disciplinaires ou professionnelles qui sont elles-mêmes contraintes par des règles, normes et conventions, par leur histoire, leur culture et les défis qu’elles doivent relever. Le chercheur doit donc replacer les discours qu’il analyse dans leur contexte situationnel, institutionnel, historique, culturel et social pour mieux en comprendre les normes et ressorts. Les discours spécialisés ont déjà fait l’objet de diverses approches, que ce soit sur l’axe synchronique ou dans une perspective diachronique : analyse de corpus, étude des termes in situ, de la phraséologie, essai de caractérisation de ce qui constitue le « spécialisé » du discours, approche syntaxique, analyse stylistique, étude des genres de discours, des procédés de « hedging », du recours aux métaphores, etc.


Il est toutefois un aspect des discours spécialisés qui n’a pas encore suscité l’intérêt qu’il mérite, à savoir la mise en récit (« storytelling »). Définie comme une technique de communication, la mise en récit est souvent associée au monde de l’entreprise, et plus particulièrement au monde du marketing, ce qui en donne une vision réductrice. Le récit d’entreprise ne s’adresse pas seulement aux consommateurs et clients potentiels, mais aussi à toutes les parties prenantes. En mettant en scène l’histoire de l’entreprise, ses héros, ses exploits, ses valeurs, sa vision, le récit permet de souder les groupes, de créer une culture commune, de partager un savoir. En dehors du monde de l’entreprise, en s’inscrivant dans le temps, les récits officiels et institutionnels tissent un réseau et contribuent à la création de méga-récits dans lesquels les communautés peuvent se reconnaître et qui peuvent s’apparenter à des mythes.


Les histoires permettent de faire passer des messages parfois complexes. Elles donnent du sens, stimulent et poussent à l’action ; elles éclairent, nourrissent le débat, invitent à la créativité, à l’échange. Elles peuvent séduire, émouvoir, renforcer l’adhésion du public à des idées, faire rêver et entrevoir un monde meilleur, contribuer à faire accepter le changement. Elles constituent un outil supplémentaire pour les scientifiques et chercheurs qui souhaitent justifier et expliquer leurs travaux. Au-delà des aspects narratifs du compte rendu scientifique, la mise en récit des méthodes scientifiques peut aider le public à comprendre le monde qui l’entoure et servir de support à la vulgarisation de la science. La mise en récit peut aider à vaincre des a priori négatifs. Chaque discipline décline la mise en récit à sa manière en fonction des enjeux et des buts qu’elle se fixe. 


De nombreux domaines spécialisés (management, droit, politique, communication, presse, science, économie, médecine, etc.) incorporent la mise en récit à leurs discours et le chercheur ne peut négliger ces moments narratifs, que les récits soient réels ou fictionnels, qui relèvent de la stratégie de discours. C’est pour permettre aux chercheurs qui s’intéressent à la caractérisation des discours spécialisés de réfléchir ensemble à la place, la structure, la fonction et la visée de ces récits que ces journées d’études sont organisées.


Les pistes suivantes pourront être explorées, entre autres approches possibles :

-          L’univers diégétique construit par le récit

-          La complexité et la diversité des positions énonciatives (extra-diégétique, intra-diégétique, auto-diégétique, etc.)

-          La place et le rôle du lecteur /du public dans l’interprétation du récit

-          Les ingrédients et moments du récit, de la mise en intrigue

-          Le changement de récit annonciateur d’un changement de paradigme

-          Récit et situation de crise

-          Récit et gestion de l’incertain

-          La place du récit dans la recherche théorique, dans le discours disciplinaire

-          Les genres de récits (fable, anecdote, comédie, drame, etc.)

-          La mise en scène des données comptables d’une entreprise dans ses rapports financiers

-          Le récit des faits, le récit polyphonique (avocat, témoins, juge)

-          Récits et exploits scientifiques

-          Récits et mythes

-          Récits et métaphores.

 

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 15 novembre 2014. Les résumés (de 250 à 300 mots) sont à adresser à Catherine Resche (catherineresche@club-internet.fr)

Notification de l’acceptation des propositions : 15 décembre 2014

Les communications dureront 30 minutes, suivies de 10 minutes d’échanges

Une sélection des articles tirés des communications pourra faire l’objet d’une publication

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Storytelling in LSP - a new one on me.  A euphemism for vulgarisation?

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Philosophical Investigations for Applied Linguistics: Reading list to accompany Block's "Social Turn" in SLA (2003)

Philosophical Investigations for Applied Linguistics: Reading list to accompany Block's "Social Turn" in SLA (2003) | TELT | Scoop.it

@yosukeyanase This post is to help students in my Intensive Course "Language and Society" (Aug 27 - 30, 2012) who will read the following book. As I believe that Abstracts of academic papers belong to the public domain of the web, I paste abstracts of the papers that are cited in or related to the arguments in the book.

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Great list from the "paradigm wars" and beyond.  If anyone has Gregg's 1990 Applied Linguistics paper on the variable competence model and why it isn't (wonder what line he's going to take here, huh?) I'd love a look to situate that great quote about "toilers in the variable vineyards."

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The trouble with ELT Blogs: Geoff Jordan

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ELT blogs are part of an online philistine culture where complacency is encouraged and robust critical discussion is frowned on.

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Making sure "the nervous, tethered sheep who are presumed to make up the readership of the blogs are not upset" or “You don’t criticise me and I won’t criticise you”?  Geoff Jordan asks why ELT blogs don't engage with more important issues about language teaching and learning and adopt a more critical stance. 

 

Perhaps because they're written by practitioners and materials writers focusing on practical concerns?

 

Jordan's "interesting" questions include these two

• What is the current most widely-accepted explanation of SLA?
• In the multi-billion ELT industry, why do a tiny minority of people get rich while the vast majority of workers stay poor?

 

For me, the first is a question for academics/researchers, and the second is political.

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American Book Review: 100 best first lines from novels

American Book Review: 100 best first lines from novels | TELT | Scoop.it

"Take my camel, dear," said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass. —Rose Macaulay, The Towers of Trebizond (1956)

 

 

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Nice little resource for something or other.

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Teacher Education SIG symposium

Off toThe theme and abstracts for the 4 papers in our CALL teacher education symposium on designing courses for tomorrow's teaching contexts. EuroCALL conference, T…

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Off to Groningen next week to talk about CALL teacher education with likeminded colleagues

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The #flashmobELT Movement

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What makes an ELT movement launch? Two teachers in different time zones and a Facebook chat. This was my random idea during our chat ten minutes before the lessons began this Thursday morning. It t...
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Nice idea for exchanging teaching activities AND sharing feedback. (In my experience with teacher education, we spend too much time on planning and not enough considering implementation.) Plus a link to a corkboard site like Wallwisher I hadn't seen before - lino

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SLA and SL teaching reading: Geoff Jordan

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Grammar, CLT, intro to SLA titles with Jordan's annotations.

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Short list of good titles, graduate level.

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Legal images: Chris Wilson

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When you are creating your own materials (or simply supplementing a Coursebook) it can be really useful to use an image to enhance the material or create and activity for students.
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Perennial problem when working online - some good alternatives to Morguefile, my regular solution - unsplash and gratisography

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Teacher education and ICT integration: reassuring lies versus inconvenient truths: Jozef Colpaert

Teacher education and ICT integration: reassuring lies versus inconvenient truths: Jozef Colpaert | TELT | Scoop.it
EuroCALL special interest group on Teacher Education: 2-day workshop in Nice, 22-3 May 2014
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Great talk by Jozef Colpaert on an educational engineering approach to technology integration and some implications for teacher education and research.  Keynote at the Teacher Ed SIG workshop in Nice last May.  You can watch the whole talk plus questions on the French university channel Canal U.

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Research in teacher development for autonomy: Richard Smith

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Interesting interview on links among language learner autonomy, teacher autonomy, research and teacher development.

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Digital Literacies In and Beyond the L2 Classroom

Digital Literacies In and Beyond the L2 Classroom | TELT | Scoop.it

As digital technologies continue to radically change the social acts of meaning making in which we engage, boundaries once taken for granted between semiotic consumption and production and among various modes and medialities have begun to break down, pushing applied linguists and scholars of language pedagogy to reconsider conceptualizations of literacy in teaching and learning language and cultures. If new literacies afford new forms of meaning making, then they also demand new understandings of the ways in which we acquire and evaluate knowledge and communicate. For more, check out a brief slideshow on (new) digital L2 (multi)literac(y/ies).a hybrid symposium of research and practice

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I just sent in an abstract for the virtual poster session - the IWB as a stepping stone to integrating digital media in the language classroom

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Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

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New issue on technology-enhanced language teaching and learning, National University of Singapore.

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Tools, tasks, testing ...

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Kevin Gregg on SLA theory

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Geoff Jordan: "There are two areas where Gregg really stands out: first his defence of Chomsky and his insistence that any theory of SLA needs a property theory; and second, his defence of critical rationalism against relativists."

 

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An introduction to Gregg's writing on SLA theory (1990s) with reference list and Google scholar link.

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APA Citation Style

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Reference list and in-text citation rules

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And a random shot of the mermaid in old Warsaw via iPhoto roulette ...

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ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin

ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin | TELT | Scoop.it

"... writing a blog helps to sort your ideas out, not just to let off steam. Back with the issue, all writing requires you to take care with sentence construction, coherence and cohesion, all that stuff. Writing  an academic paper takes a lot of work and by comparison, writing a blog post is a walk in the park ..."

 

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Mike Griffin visits the house of the big wolf to talk about the pros and cons of the ELT blogosphere, and graduate study in applied linguistics

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Axe 2 : TIC, usages et communautés | MSHS Sud-Est

Axe 2 : TIC, usages et communautés | MSHS Sud-Est | TELT | Scoop.it

Le programme de recherche de l’axe consiste à rendre explicites certaines caractéristiques dominantes des relations entre technologies numériques, artefacts physiques et formation des collectifs en suscitant des collaborations entre sciences sociales et sciences de l’ingénieur. L’objectif est de faire émerger des recherches communes SHS/STIC qui puissent, d’une part, enrichir notre compréhension des transformations induites par la numérisation de la société ; et, d’autre part, contribuer à une analyse systématique du rôle des artefacts dans la coordination sociale.

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Nouveau site de la MSHS à Nice.  Mes mots-clé : TIC(E), transformations liées à l'arrivée du numérique, aspects sociaux de l'intégration des outils (en classe de langue comme ailleurs ...)

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Help us spread the message of Quran/Hadith around the world.
Online Quran,online Tajweed.In Shaa Allah
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