The University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire
Thursday & Friday, October 22 & 23, 2015
Faculty and technology professionals spend a lot of time looking for new technology and then learning how it works. We consider whether and how to integrate the latest technology in the language learning process. Yet, how often do we reflect on a framework that poses the basis for integration of technology in teaching and learning?
Audience and Focus
One example of such a framework for integrating technology with a learning activity or task is Puentedura’s SAMR model which categorizes use of technology as enhancing or transforming learning. As instructors or technologists, whether we use the SAMR continuum or another framework, we may still find ourselves asking such questions as
- What does it mean to transform language learning? How do we do it?
- How do we get out of the box of pre-established paradigms of teaching and learning languages?
- How does the integration of technology impact assessment?
- What possibilities does technology offer and how can we make the most of these?
- What might teachers ask or suggest that technology be able to do in the future?
More information about SAMR Model
The SAMR Model Explained by Ruben R. Puentedura: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QOsz4AaZ2k
Technology in Education: A Brief Introduction by Ruben Puentedura: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMazGEAiZ9c
Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line: http://gettingsmart.com/2013/07/using-samr-to-teach-above-the-line/
Using the SAMR Model of Technology Integration: http://glpd.greenlightlearningtools.com/blog/2014/04/24/using-samr-model-technology-integration/
Call for Proposals
We invite faculty and technology professionals to submit proposals that address any of these areas related to transforming language learning as they relate to:
- Teaching practices
- Instructional Design
- Technologies Used to Transform Language Learning
Types of Presentations
NERALLT seeks presentation perspectives and formats that will engage the audience interactively such as
- Individual/group presentations (30-minutes +15 min Q & A)
- Round-table discussions or panels (30 minutes, maximum 3 presenters +15 min Q & A)
- Electronic poster sessions
- Workshops (1-2 hours, hands-on)
- Lightning round sessions (5 minute presentation followed by facilitated group discussion)
Guidelines for Proposals
Proposals should be limited to 300 words. The title should be no longer than 15 words.
Only one abstract submission per person, but a presenter may appear as a co-author (but not the first author) on other submitted abstracts. An author may also submit another proposal in an additional category (e.g., a poster or a workshop).
All proposals for consideration must be submitted online and will not be accepted after the deadline. For more information visit the NERALLT website: http://www.nerallt.org/
Submission deadline: May 1, 2015
To submit a proposal click here.
NERALLT Program Coordinator
Language Program Director
Italian Language and Literature Department
82-90 Wall Street (rm 411)
New Haven, CT 06520-8311