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JALTCALL 2013 Conference & 6th Annual ER Seminar Online Schedule

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JALTCALL 2013 Conference & 6th Annual ER Seminar

The 20th Anniversary JALT CALL SIG conference will be held in conjunction with the JALT ER SIG.

Conference Theme

Best Practices in CALL and ER

Important Dates

Conference: May 31- June 2, 2013


Shinshu University, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. Registration & presentations will take place in the School of General Education Building.

Keynote Speaker

The Featured Keynote Speaker is Professor Dorothy Chun , Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Fad or Fundamental? Keeping up with CALL Technology
Bio: Dorothy M. Chun is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research areas include: L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and telecollaboration for intercultural learning. She has conducted studies on cognitive process in learning with multimedia and has authored courseware for language and culture acquisition. She edits the journal Language Learning & Technology.

Pre-Conference Workshops May 31, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm, room 32

Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Friday May 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in room 32. There is no registration procedure for the Friday Pre-Conference Workshops and the conference fee is inclusive of the Pre-Conference Workshops. If you are attending a Pre-Conference Workshop, go directly to room 32 and write your name on the attendance list provided in the room. Thank you for your cooperation.

Workshop Title #1 (6:00 – 7:20): Moodle workshop for beginners and intermediate users
Workshop leader: Eric Hagley
Abstract: This intermediate Moodle workshop will give those with a little experience of Moodle a hands-on opportunity to develop their understanding. It will also offer plenty for the absolute beginner. This workshop will cover many aspects of using Moodle. It will begin with an outline of Moodle, a popular learning management system. Attendees will then be able to create and work in their own courses in a Moodle site. Even teachers who have never used computers for teaching may find it useful to see how discussion forums, blogs, chatrooms, surveys, online quizzes and other interactive activities can make livelier learning programs and streamline management of assignments, grades, and materials. In particular, the most common features of Moodle: forums, quizzes and resources will be created. Participants will also be able to request specific feature explanations too. After reviewing the steps taken to create material as mentioned above, participants will be shown other features of Moodle and how to add more content to a course. Various modules will be introduced, as well as explanation of how to add basic multimedia such as audio / video and pictures. Participants will be able to do this in their very own course. We will also look at other Moodle features such as grades and tracking students’ progress. 基本的に英語で行うが日本語のサポートもあります。

Workshop Title #2 (7:40 – 9:00): Hands-on with Moodle and mobiles
Workshop leader: Paul Daniels
Abstract: This hands-on workshop offers participants the opportunity to sample mobile themes, apps and plug-ins which can be used to enhance mobile users’ access to Moodle. The workshop will first explain and demonstrate the differences between Moodle’s mobile themes, My Moodle app and Moodle Mobile. Participants will then have an opportunity to try a number of Moodle plug-ins specifically designed for mobile devices. The plugins include Moodle Slideshow, Moodle VoiceShadow and Moodle VideoBoard. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of mobile learning activities. Please bring along a Wi-Fi enabled mobile device to participate in the hands-on portions of the workshop.


Note to all presenters: If you are presenting at JALTCALL, please bring your own computer to connect to an external projector in the rooms. Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday Lunch: Lunch will be served in the Asahi Hall Cafeteria (#11 on the campus map) from 11:30 to 13:30.
Sunday Lunch: The cafeteria is closed on Sunday, so we have prepared a lunch box bento service for you. Please choose and pay for a bento on Saturday at the registration area. Bentos will be distributed on Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00. If you do not reserve a bento on Saturday, you will not be able to purchase a bento on Sunday.
There are also convenience stores around the campus as well as a few restaurants. Please ask one of the student interns for more information.