IALLT 2013

June 11-15, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -- CFP Details

The International Association for Language Learning Technology is a professional organization devoted to the advancement, integration, evaluation, and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. This conference will be of particular interest to all language and culture instructors whether K-12 or post-secondary, to individuals affiliated with a media center or language lab, to developers of language technology, and to individuals interested in any facet of language learning technology. The biennial IALLT conference attracts participants world-wide and offers an international perspective into the future of educational technology for language and cultural learning.

The theme for the 2013 conference, "Sunshine and Cloud Apps: The Next Generation in Language Learning Technology,” reflects both the atmosphere of Florida, “The Sunshine State”, as well as a glance into the future with the wide use of “Apps” that are already making their mark with the next generation of language users in global social networks and seamless, mobile technologies. The hosts of the conference, Pine Crest School and Florida Atlantic University, are culturally diverse campuses which pride themselves in second-language acquisition. As the first K-12 host school in IALLT history, we are proud to announce that Yo Azama, 2012 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, will be our Keynote Speaker.

SUGGESTED TOPICS

Although no technology conference is complete without demonstrations of the latest gadgets, software and digital resources, the categories of proposals we are seeking are equally focused in the fields of pedagogy, methods, best practices, K-12, Specific Tools/Technologies, Lab and Media Center Administration. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Best Practices in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Professional Development Solutions and Challenges
  • New Frameworks for Distance Education and Hybrid Environments
  • Leadership in the field of Language Learning Technologies
  • Innovative Practices in K-12 Language and Cultural Learning
  • Lab and Media Center Administration
  • Generation NeXt, Technology and Language Education
  • Online Language Learning Today and Tomorrow
  • Student and institutional privacy issues in digital language learning contexts
  • New Horizons in Gaming and Virtual Reality for Language & Cultural Learning
  • Augmented reality for the language learning context
  • The Edges of Copyright & e-Learning
  • Mobile language learning

SESSION TYPES

Please consider proposing a presentation of one or more of the following six types:

  1. Full day pre-conference workshop
  2. Half day pre-conference workshop
  3. 60 minute panel presentation
  4. 25 minute poster presentation
  5. 25 minute paper presentation
  6. 45 minute paper/demonstration session

Workshops provide an opportunity for hands-on exploration and/or problem solving. They can be organized around a core challenge that participants come together to work on or around a tool, platform, or concept for either a half-day (three hours) or full day (two three-hour sessions). Please specify whether you will require a computer lab for the workshop, if you have a preference for Windows or Mac, and outline any software or hardware requirements in the appropriate section.

Panels bring together in discussion four to six participants representing a range of ideas and projects. Panels are scheduled for 60 minutes and should include a mix of individuals working in areas of research, theory, and practice.

Poster presentations may include work in progress on any topic as outlined above, computer technology, project demonstrations, and software demonstrations. Posters and software demonstrations are intended to be interactive, with the opportunity for the presenter to exchange ideas one-on-one or in small groups with attendees and to discuss their work in detail with those most deeply interested in the same topic. Presenters are encouraged to provide a URL, business card, or handouts with more detailed information. Posters will be on display throughout the conference, and a separate 25-minute conference session will be dedicated to them when presenters should be present to explain their work and to answer questions.

Paper presentations will include individual papers or presentations of 15-20 minutes in which presenters highlight their work, research or conference theme-related subject. Short paper sessions will run 25 minutes, including time for audience questions and interaction. Short papers may also qualify for a poster session.

Paper/Demonstration sessions allow for presentation of more extensive research or projects further along in development. The 45-minute session will be devoted to this one presentation or demonstration.
Please submit an abstract of up to 100 words, and a full description of up to 300 words.

The deadline for submitting proposals to the Program Committee is January 11, 2013. Questions regarding the program, proposals or the submission process can be sent to the Program Chair, Judi Franz (judi.franz@uci.edu).

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