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English Language Faculty Development Workshop: "Technology for Language Learning"

2014-11-7 (Fri) 4:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

For this workshop, we've invited Darren Elliot who's achieved admirable results in language instruction making use of educational technology. Currently teaching at Sugiyama Women's University, Mr. Elliot will introduce actual examples of "active learning" methods that can be easily adapted to the classroom. Moreover, he'll explain how Prezi, Diigo, and Google Drive can be used for out-of-class collaboration, as well as methods for increasing learning motivation and results.

New technologies provide wonderful opportunities for language learning, yet teachers and learners alike should be aware of the potential pitfalls. When implementing educational technology, the fundamental question is whether the tool is an efficient way of achieving the pedagogical aims. In this workshop the presenter will outline some considerations for good practice, illustrated with examples from his own classroom. Amongst other things we will discuss mobile learning, the relationship between autonomy and technology, inclusivity, ethics and security.

Case Study One

Digital video for reflection and creativity.

Case Study Two

Google Forms and QR codes for classroom management.

Case Study Three

Prezi, Diigo and Google Drive for out-of-class collaboration

There will be time for idea sharing and discussion (in Japanese and English) at the end of the workshop.

Date: 2014-11-7 (Fri) 4:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Organizer: Studies in Language and Culture, Graduate School of Language and Culture; English Section, Linguistics Div., Planning and Development Division, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Venue: Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Minoh campus
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Ichirou Koguchi, Graduate School of Language and Culture

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