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CALL Your Data – XIXth International CALL Research Conference, Bruges, 4-6 July 2018

The International CALL Research conferences focus on the role of technology in the language-learning and teaching process. The XIXth edition will take place in Bruges (Belgium) from 4 to 6 July 2018 and will explore the issue of Open Data, Information and Content. We define ‘Open’ as incorporating the qualities of being accessible, exchangeable, sustainable, reusable and useful. Every CALL practitioner and researcher is confronted on a daily basis with the challenges and issues associated with the use of Data, sometimes massive amounts of it, where Data can become Information and/or Content depending on our goals.
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Neither Technology Nor Pedagogy First - Colpaert on Educational Engineering

Neither Technology Nor Pedagogy First - Colpaert on Educational Engineering | TELT |

The integration of ICT in education has been the subject of an intense debate for many years, especially regarding rationale, method, teacher training and evaluation. In this contribution, I would like to focus on the rationale: the justification we provide for using a specific technology in our learning and teaching contexts. Real or fabricated, conscious or subconscious, we can group the reasons for doing so into the following approaches or angles of attack.

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"Teachers should become designers. Designers of their own learning environment."  Colpaert argues this new role relieves teachers of certain burdens, rather than adding to them.  Je demande à voir.

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CALL research conference on task design: Tarragona, July 15

XVIIth International CALL Research Conference
Task Design and CALL
6-8 July 2015, Tarragona, Spain

In recent CALL articles, conference presentations and project proposals, we notice a renewed interest in activities, and less emphasis on technology or theoretical pedagogy. These activities, elective or compulsory, can be subdivided into three partly overlapping categories: (a) focus-on-form tasks which can be defined as meaningful tasks in which the focus on particular forms is tightly embedded; (b) focus-on-meaning tasks which should lead to communication (CMC approach) or any kind of non-linguistic outcome (TBLT approach); and (c) form-focused exercises that focus on isolated forms, such as improved and enriched (drill-and-practice) exercises.

During this conference we will discuss the design process behind these tasks: How do we decide on task types? How do we shape them? How do we monitor and evaluate them?

Submitted presentations should tackle questions such as:

-       How do we design authentic, meaningful, useful and enjoyable tasks?
-       To what extent do tasks depend on context?
-       What can CALL learn from TBLT?
-       What can TBLT learn from CALL?
-       What are the affordances and limitations of technology?
-       How does technology impact on non-technological tasks?
-       What are the specific challenges for LMOOCs, OERs, Interactive Whiteboards, Student Response Systems, Synchronous Collaborative Writing Tools, Serious Games… ?
-       How do our tasks fit in with Complex Dynamic Systems Theory, Socioconstructivist environments, Flipped Classroom approaches …?
-       What is the role of corrective feedback?
-       What are the consequences for Learner Analytics?
-       Which tasks for which skills?
-       Which tasks are most appropriate for intercultural competence?

Call for Proposals
This is a preliminary announcement. The first call for proposals will be sent out mid November. The abstract should contain:

-       10 lines on the context of your research: situate your contribution;
-       30-40 lines where you  focus on the conference theme and try to tackle one of the questions mentioned above.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31st 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 1st 2015

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Tarragona, Spain
(1 hour from Barcelona)

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Antwerp Call - University of Antwerp

Antwerp Call - University of Antwerp | TELT |
Research Challenges in CALL
7-9 July 2014

The editor, associate editors and editorial board of the CALL Journal  (Taylor & Francis) extend a cordial invitation to attend our Antwerp CALL 2014, the XVIth International CALL Research Conference.

Programme Committee: 
Jozef Colpaert, editor of Computer Assisted Language Learning (Taylor & Francis);
Phil Hubbard, Mike Levy and Glenn Stockwell, associate editors

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Plenaries by Bryan Smith and Piet Desmet.

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