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Synchronous technologies for language learning: Promise and challenges in research and pedagogy

Synchronous technologies for language learning: Promise and challenges in research and pedagogy | TELT | Scoop.it
By Breffni O'Rourke in Digital Media And New Literacies and CALL. Keynote (Breffni O'Rourke) at Language. Learning. Technology, Leuphana University Lüneburg, 20-21 April 2015 Online communication ceased to be a niche interest many years ago.
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Interesting overview of state-of-art, citing eyetracking studies by Bryan Smith: http://llt.msu.edu/issues/october2012/smith.pdf

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Call For Papers | EUROCALL 2016

The 23rd EUROCALL Conference will be held at the Cyprus University of Cyprus in Lemesos (Limassol) Cyprus from 24th to 27th August 2016.

CALL Communities and Culture

The theme of EuroCALL 2016 is CALL Communities and Culture. It offers a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture developed in local and global contexts. CALL has moved from traditional drill-and-practice programmes in the 1960s and 1970s to more recent manifestations of CALL, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, corpora and concordances, Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), to the applications used in virtual learning environments and e-learning, virtual worlds, gaming and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL). Keeping an eye on the latest changes and on the future, and being well informed, are critical success factors for the CALL community. So the questions are:

 

 

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Practice and progression in Second Language Research methods: Mackey 2015

Since its inception, the field of second language research has utilized methods from a number of areas, including general linguistics, psychology, education, sociology, anthropology and, recently, neuroscience and corpus linguistics. As the questions and objectives expand, researchers are increasingly pushing methodological boundaries to gain a clearer picture of second language learning. At one end for example, we see measures of cognition (e.g., brain imaging and eye tracking) and at the other end we see exploration of issues of culture and identity (e.g., ethnographies, deep dive case studies, introspective and narrative analyses). There is an emerging emphasis on research synthesis, meta-analysis, and replication. This article illustrates a few of the advancements in methods and research agendas in SLA. I will conclude by highlighting some of the ways that second language researchers can continue to incorporate, assimilate, and shape methodology, as well as pointing out some of the potential pitfalls, and overall, how these methodological innovations benefit the field.
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Free access; overview of field from prominent researcher, many citations of perhaps lesser-known work and directions for future research.

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CALICO 2016 - call for papers

Hosted by CLEAR and Michigan State University in East Lansing Evolving Interactions in Digital Language Learning Welcome to the next CALICO conference. See the links below (or to the left) as they become available for more conference information

 

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Deadline October 2015

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Colloque EPAL 2015: tweets via katrinrulokoz

le colloque via les tweets-Merci aux organisateurs et à la prochaine!
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Links for teaching FL with technologies: Jurgen Wagner


Via Juergen Wagner
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A wealth of links to teaching materials, technological tutorials, resources and people involved in language teaching with technology. A place to start for an overview of what's going on out there, though perhaps overwhelming for beginners.  For teacher training, a very specific task would be required ...

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EuroCALL Teacher Ed SIG event Cyprus

EuroCALL Teacher Ed SIG event Cyprus | TELT | Scoop.it
EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG Lemesos Workshop
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Photos from the recent, highly successful event in Cyprus organised by Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous

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Calico journal: new issue

Review Article

Quantitative considerations for improving replicability in CALL and applied linguistics

Luke Plonsky

 

Articles

The more things change, the more they stay the same, or do they? Revisiting classroom interaction approaches and their effects on quantity and characteristics of language production

Linda Carol Jones , Cheryl A. Murphy , Amalie Holland

 

Input and output grammar instruction in tutorial CALL with a complex grammatical structure

Joseph Collentine , Karina Collentine

 

Engaging in mobile phone-based activities for learning vocabulary: An investigation in Japan and Taiwan

Glenn Stockwell , Yi Chun Liu

 

Comprehending and learning from Internet sources: A conceptual replication study of Goldman, Braasch, Wiley, Greasser and Brodowinska

Susanne Rott , Bianca Gavin

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Empirical research in CALL and technology-mediated language learning/teaching

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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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