Technology for language education: Making need-based and pedagogy-driven choices
Brown University - Providence, RI
October 23 & 24, 2014
It’s great when faculty and language support personnel have the luxury of choosing the technology they need for particular pedagogical purposes, but it’s probably not a reality at most institutions. Whether for budgetary reasons, the need for technology to meet needs of multiple departments, or for other reasons, institutions often make choices with varying degrees of input from language programs. This conference will present and explore a number of approaches to meeting instructors’ and learners’ needs.
We will consider these issues from an educational standpoint, identifying the whys and hows of technology choices. We will also hear from those who have experienced some of these choices, giving us a sense of how results vary with the use of differing technologies.
Address, In Lieu of Keynote:
Creative Use of Tools in Language Education
Richard House – Former NERALLT President, Director Language Resource Center, University of New Hampshire
Audience and Focus:
NERALLT seeks presentations that will provide professional development for language educators, technologists and administrators.
We invite proposals that describe the choice of language teaching and learning technologies accomplished through creatively
- Networking & Collaborating with IT Staff and Decision Makers
- Using Free or Inexpensive Alternatives to the Large-Scale Institutional Applications, or
- Choosing Applications Relevant to the Needs of Individual Courses or Portions of the Curriculum within a Course
Types of Presentations:
NERALLT seeks presentation perspectives and formats that promote interaction, such as:
- 30 minute individual/group presentations (not including Q & A)
- Round table discussions or panels (30 minutes with a maximum of 3 presenters and 15 minutes Q & A)
- Electronic Poster Sessions
- Workshops (1-2 hours, hands-on)
- Lightning Round sessions (5 minute presentation followed by facilitated group discussion)
To submit a proposal click here.
The submission deadline is Monday, August 25th 2014. All proposals for consideration must be submitted online and will not be accepted after the deadline.