Call for Papers: International Association for Language Learning and Technology 2009

The International Association for Language Learning and Technology announces the call for proposals for IALLT 2009.

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Mary Morrisard-Larkin, Conference Program Chair, invites you to submit proposals for “Language Learning GPS: Navigating the World of Technology”, to be hosted by Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, May 28-30, 2009.  Pre-conference Workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26th and 27th.

The International Association for Language Learning Technology welcomes proposals for conference presentations relating to the intersection of the teaching of languages and the use of technology.

IALLT 2009’s Program Committee is looking for proposals that show how technology is guiding the future of language learning and teaching. Possible topics include:
emerging technologies in support of language instruction, including:
computer-mediated communication
simulation and virtual environments
portable technologies
open source and other initiatives in the development of software for language instruction as well as new models for intra- and inter-institutional collaboration
issues surrounding language center design
legal and political issues affecting language learning and media development
assessment and research on language learning technologies, including case studies, action research and qualitative/quantitative analyses
other related topics (please contact the Program Committee with pre-proposals)

Presentation types include 45-minute sessions, 20-minute mini-sessions, one-hour panels, poster sessions, half-day, and full-day workshops. 45-minute sessions are designed for one or more presenters who discuss a proposed topic.  20-minute mini-sessions are designed for 1-2 presenters who want to make a shorter presentation about a proposed topic. This might include a demonstration of a technology-based tool or a discussion of preliminary research results. One-hour panels are designed to encourage discussion among 3-5 presenters (typically from different institutions) and the audience about a designated topic.  Each presenter usually speaks for 5-10 minutes prior to taking questions/comments from the audience.  Half-day (4-hour) and Full-day (8-hour) workshops typically offer hands-on training with technology tools. Both MAC and PC labs are available to presenters but presenters will need to provide their own software.

To submit a proposal or for further information, please visit the conference website at: http://www2.gsu.edu/iallt2009

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 21, 2008.

For questions about the program not answered on the website, please contact:

Mary Morrisard-Larkin
Director, Educational Technology
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01602
E-mail: mmorrisa@holycross.edu
Phone: 508-793-3796

For questions about local arrangements and travel not answered on the website, please contact:

Patricia Early
Language Lab Coordinator
Modern and Classical Languages
PO Box 3970
Atlanta, GA 30302-3970
Email: pearly@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-6398

We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you next May at Georgia State University!