JALTCALL 2013 Conference & 6th Annual ER Seminar
The 20th Anniversary JALT CALL SIG conference will be held in conjunction with the JALT ER SIG.
Best Practices in CALL and ER
Notification of acceptance of paper: Approx. March 31st, 2013
Conference Registration: Now – May 15th , 2013 (Registration Page)
Conference: May 31- June 2, 2013
The Featured Keynote Speaker is Professor Dorothy Chun , Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Keynote title: 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.
Call for Proposals is now closed.
The JALT CALL SIG Call for Proposals for the JALTCALL 2013 Conference is now closed. To check the status of a proposal, please click here.
*** Submissions for proposals are invited for presentations until Thursday, February 28, 2013 ***. To submit a proposal please prepare the following information: title, type of presentation, 200 to 250 word abstract, equipment requirements, and presenter contact information. All co-presenters must also register a conference account. A paper submission is not required although you are welcome to submit one for consideration and review for publication in a special issue of The JALT CALL Journal.
Session types are listed here.
Requests for commercial displays & non-vetted presentations will be accepted until April 27, 2013. (Please contact the Associate Member Liaison, Glen Cochrane , for more information.)
Pre-Conference Workshops May 31, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Friday May 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Registration for the conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday. 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 the classroom indicated on the program 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.
Note to all participants: Bentos will be available on Saturday and Sunday at the conference site. More information will be provided here at a later date.