Conference Program

The role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses

Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11, 2010

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Senta Görtler

Michigan State University

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Conference Schedule

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Friday, September 10

1:00-1:45 PM Registration (MU)
1:45-2:00 PM Welcome by Volker Hegelheimer
2:00-2:30 PM Language learner perceptions of Wimba Voice Board: L2 oral proficiency, motivation, and L2 selves, Jesse Gleason & Ruslan Suvorov (Iowa State University)
2:30-3:00 PM Online learner training to develop university-level ESL students’ strategic competence in noticing, referencing and applying grammatical collocation in sentence-correction tasks, Jim Ranalli (Iowa State University)
3:00-3:30 PM Task-based approach in a hybrid environment: bridging content and language production, Adolfo Carrillo Cabello & Cristina Pardo-Ballester (Iowa State University)
3:30-3:45 PM Break
4:00-4:30 PM An exploratory Study of Text Messaging among Some University Students in El-Dakhla oasis – Egypt. Dr. Safe Zanquoor (Assiut University)
4:30-5:00 PM

Internet accessible, computerized training of ESL learners to perceive spoken English, James D. Miller & Charles S. Watson (Indiana University)

5:00-5:30 PM The use of Automated Essay Scoring in a hybrid ESL writing course, Semire Dikli, Susan Blyle (Georgia Gwinnett College)
6:30-9:00 PM Conference dinner at St. John’s by the Campus Episcopal Church (south of campus across Lincoln Way) in conjunction with the concurrently held with the second annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Saturday, September 11

8:30-9:00 AM Registration (Ouside of the Pioneer Room) and Refreshments
9:00-9:30 AM

Dynamic Assessment in Synchronous Computer Mediated Communication, Parviz Birjandi (Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran) and Saman Ebadi (Allameh Tabatabie University, Tehran, Iran)

9:30-10:30 AM


For a smoother blend: Lessons learned from blended instruction. Senta Goertler (Michigan Stage University)

10:30-10:45 AM


10:45-11:15 AM A balancing act: experiences developing an online program, Anne O’Bryan (Colorado State University), Adolfo Carillo Cabello, Kimberly Levelle, Julio Rodriguez, Jim Ranalli (Iowa State University)
11:15-11:45 AM

Comparison of E-learning, Cooperative Learning and Traditional learning in Teaching English as a Second Language to Male Sixth Grade students in Riyadh – Saudi Arabi, Mohammed S. Al Haidari (Saudi Arabia)

11:45-12:15 PM The “Plinko” Principle and Language Programs: Designing Non-Linear Hybrid Learning Environments and Desiderata for Implementation, Sebastien Dubreil, Harriet Bowden, Doug Canfield, Jason Pettigrew and Dolly Young (University of Tennessee)
12:15 PM- 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:30 PM Online oral skills practice in a blended learning environment: Teacher and student experience, Maja Grgurovic (Iowa State University)
2:30-3:00 PM

Learning to talk about language in an online linguistics course, John Levis and Kimberly Levelle (Iowa State University)

3:00-3:30 PM Best Practices For Building Hybrid & Blended Learning Language Courses, Rama Sohonee (Foreign Service Institute)
3:30-3:45 PM


3:45-4:15 PM

Recursive Search and Social Media for STEM Vocabulary Learning

Gregory Aist, Tammy Slater, David Oakey, Heidi Ramaek (Iowa State University)

4:15-4:45 PM

A hybrid course for introductory Chinese lectures at Kyoto University, Yasushi Tsubota and Masatake Dantsuji (Kyoto University, Japan)

4:45-5:15 PM

Closing remarks and proceedings guidelines

5:45-8:30 PM Reception at 2510 Camden Drive