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Meet the SpeakApps team in Gothenburg! Träffa SpeakApps-teamet i Göteborg!

All the SpeakApps partners will be attending the EuroCALL 2012 conference, that will be held at the Swedish city of Gothenburg from 22nd to 25th August. This is one of the most important events in Europe related to computer assisted language learning (CALL) and gathers researchers, teachers, developers and other experts from all over the continent.

The team from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) will be responsible for the central SpeakApps presentation. Under the title Task and tool interface design for L2 speaking interaction online, the talk will be given … Continue Reading

Personal and shared spaces of language learning

poster_SA_PlThe term open is somehow finding its way into educational contexts. In 2006, Lankshear and Knobel introduced two mindsets and stated that according to mindset 2, which is typical for the contemporary knowledge society, a space is perceived as open, continuous and fluid. Thus, the emergence of digital technologies and changing mindsets are also challenging language educators to rethink how to design for learning in an open world.

Openness was also a focal theme of the Eurocall CMC & Teacher Education SIGs Annual Workshop, held this year in Bologna, Italy. As part of … Continue Reading

Eurocall and the benefits of sharing in education

bolognaOn March 29th, the University of Bologna (Italy) will welcome the participants of a new edition of the Eurocall CMC & Teacher Education SIGs Annual Workshop. This year’s conference motto is Learning Through Sharing: Open Resources, Open Practices, Open Communication. Openness, and its adoption in language teaching and learning, will thus be the central discussion topic of the 2012 Eurocall.

Taking into account the open nature of SpeakApps, a few project members from UOC, RUG and JYU will be participating in this event by presenting the paper The SpeakApps Teacher Training Programme: a meta-design … Continue Reading

This summer, visit us at EuroCall 2011

eurocallThe next 31st of August, a few SpeakApps members will travel to Nottingham to attend the forthcoming EuroCall Conference 2011 (European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning). This annual event is a compulsory meeting for those professionals interested in innovative research on on-line education and language learning. And SpeakApps wouldn’t like to miss it. Indeed, we will take this opportunity to disseminate the SpeakApps project as well as the most relevant results acquired, so far, during the running of it. Come and visit us at EuroCall!