Saturday February 16, 2013 - Mike Stockwell and Matt Smith

posted Nov 6, 2013, 7:56 PM by Hamamatsu JALT   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 8:02 PM ]
First Presentation Title: Practical CALL solutions for the non-wired Classroom by Mike Stockwell

Students are frequently asked to generate content that often vanishes after the course is finished or their flash memory was accidently laundered. From a motivational point of view, students could be enticed to invest more time on their selected projects if they understood that there would be permanence beyond the duration of the course or the physical confines of the classroom. This presentation will take a pragmatic look at how a university program was able to use online web building software to incorporate CALL into their third year projects class with minimal difficulties. The objective was to capture, maintain and then distribute student generated projects to our first and second year students and to develop a system that will be sustainable for future years. Adding a CALL element was an effective way to achieve these objectives.

Second Presentation Title: Video Tutorials and Learner Autonomy

Summary: This presentation will expand upon the previous presentation by showing how the platform described can be used to access tutorial videos for the purposes of disseminating knowledge, promoting consistency and encouraging leaner autonomy. Examples will be shown, a case study analysed, and practical how-to advice and demonstrations given on how participants can make tutorial videos of their own that apply directly to their own teaching situations.

Mike Stockwell is a the program director at Sugiyama Jogakuen university. He has over 22 years teaching experience in EFL in a variety of contexts. His primary interests are in student motivation and CALL. Matt Smith also teaches at Sugiyama Jogakuen university.

Matt Smith is currently an associate professor at Sugiyama Jogakuen University. His research interests include corpus linguistics - particularly learner corpora, the lexical approach to language description and CALL.

Reported by Susan Sullivan