Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology

2nd Virtual Round Table Conference, 22-23 April 2010

The 2nd Virtual Round Table conference, focusing on language learning with technology, will be taking place completely online on Thursday and Friday, 22-23 April 2010. The programme is available here:

I am taking part in the following panel discussion on
Friday, 23 April 2010, 12.00 to 13.00 GMT = 13.00 to 14.00 UK Summer Time:

Connected and organised in their quest for research

The theme of this panel discussion is as follows:

IALLT, CALICO, EUROCALL, WorldCALL, APACALL all have one thing in common: their passion for research in the field of language learning with technology.

Spanning more than four decades, no other professional associations have shown such persistence and patience, as well as endurance, in their quest for the recognition of research in the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). It is this emphasis on research that has proved to be one of their most consistent features and, unknown to many of us, the hard work of these associations has resulted in important contributions to language policy throughout the world.

We are curious to hear how the results of research into CALL have been implemented in today's language learning world and how language teaching professionals tinkering with technology might unwittingly be part of or the main focus of research.

There are many other sessions, including sessions on Second Life.

Graham Davies

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