From the IATEFL LT SIG:
The IATEFL LT SIG would like to invite you to join the ‘Virtual Pre-Conference Event’ (VPCE) at http://iatefl-ltsig.ning.com/
There are 6 weeks left before the 44th annual IATEFL conference in Harrogate, UK and in the run-up to the conference, we have decided to hold a ‘Virtual Pre-Conference Event'(VPCE)
The focus of the Pre-Conference Event (PCE) this year at the IATEFL conference is to consider where we are in the field of learning technologies and language learning and where we might be going. Have we reached a time when learning technologies are a ‘normalised’ part of our practice or is there still some way to go? Are there any predictions we can make about the future?
We have asked three people – Stephen Bax, Scott Thornbury and Mark Pegrum – to help us on April 7th with short focused presentations during the day at various points to seed the debate. Stephen and Scott will be in Harrogate, Mark will be online.
Before then, the VPCE will be examining where we are now, with 6 weeks of discussions and practical ideas involving on how to use Web 2.0 tools in your classroom.
From Sylvie Thousny:
Call for submissions for an eBook on Second Language Teaching and Learning with Technology
Editors: Sylvie Thousny and Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley and myself (Sylvie Thousny) are proposing an edited peer reviewed eBook focusing on second language teaching and learning preferably using online technology. Online technology here refers to web-based computer applications and Internet technology in all its forms, including, but not limited to for instance:
- Social networks
- Shared online video
- Virtual worlds
- Web 2.0 technologies (podcasting, wikis, blogs, etc.)
Targeted to young researchers, having just completed or nearly completed their PhD, the eBook will be digital rights management free and accessible online free of charge.
If you are a young researcher, we would like to invite you contribute to this eBook. Please send a 500-word abstract to email@example.com by the 31st of March 2010, along with your name, affiliation and email address. The abstract should be submitted electronically as either a Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) file. Abstracts and manuscripts will be peer reviewed to ensure that the articles to be published represent the best scholarship currently available.
- Dr. Francoise Blin, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Linda Bradley, University of Technology, Sweden
- Graham Davies, Emeritus Professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning
- Dr. Agnes Kukulska Hulme, The Open University, UK
- Dr. Meei-Ling Liaw, National Taichung University, Taiwan
- Dr. Hans Paulussen, K.U. Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
- Dr. Peppi Taalas, University of Jyvaskyl, Finland
- Sylvie Thousny, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Dr. Monica Ward, Dublin City University, Ireland
Deadlines and important dates:
- Submission of abstracts: March 31, 2010
- Decisions to authors: May 31, 2010
- Manuscript file due (chapter draft): August 31, 2010
- Manuscript file due (final draft): November 30, 2010
Any questions on the eBook project? You are more than welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://icall-research.net/ebook.php
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sylvie Thousny and Linda Bradley