17.1976, Confs: Applied Ling;English,French Lang/France

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Subject: 17.1976, Confs: Applied Ling;English,French Lang/France

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Date: 29-Jun-2006
From: Katerina Zourou < katerina.zourou at u-grenoble3.fr >
Subject: Learning Through Online Exchanges: Tools, Tasks, Interactions, Multimodality, Corpora 

	
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Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 14:45:37
From: Katerina Zourou < katerina.zourou at u-grenoble3.fr >
Subject: Learning Through Online Exchanges: Tools, Tasks, Interactions, Multimodality, Corpora 
 



Learning Through Online Exchanges: Tools, Tasks, Interactions, Multimodality, Corpora 
Short Title: (EPAL) 

Date: 07-Jun-2007 - 09-Jun-2007 
Location: Grenoble, France 
Contact: Katerina Zourou 
Contact Email: katerina.zourou at u-grenoble3.fr 
Meeting URL: http://w3.u-grenoble3.fr/epal/index.htm 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Language Description 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                     French (fra)

Meeting Description: 

The conference focuses on online learning and teaching, both at distance
and blended, and its core theme is online interaction. Based on the
socio-constructivist assumption that learning is an eminently social
phenomenon, our view is that human interaction has to be at the centre of
the online educational process. 

The conference focuses on online learning and teaching, both at distance
and blended, and its core theme is online interaction. Based on the
socio-constructivist assumption that learning is an eminently social
phenomenon, our view is that human interaction has to be at the centre of
the online educational process.

However a great many courses fail to take sufficient account of online
interaction. As a report on e-learning at tertiary level in France has
shown, production and delivery of digital resources are all too often given
priority over pedagogical communication and support. Yet today information
and communication technologies can facilitate certain types of shared
practices that may be easier to set up and to support than in a face to
face situation. Among these are small-group or whole-class peer activities,
discussion and debate, and cooperative or collaborative production. These
shared practices form the focal point of the conference. They are
articulated into several strands, designed to examine how they are mediated
by tools, how different tasks may trigger different forms of exchange, how
they may be supported by teachers, what methodologies may be used to
collect, archive and analyse their digital traces, and last but not least
what epistemological issues they raise. Papers on networked-based language
learning and teaching, including teacher training, are expected to feature
large in the conference slots but contributions about interactive online
learning within other discipline areas are also welcome, the criterial
aspect being online interaction.

Submissions are invited in to the following six strands. 

-selection, use and impact of tools on interactions, affordances; 
tasks and types of exchanges, communication scenarios, different aspects of
shared learning; 

-role of the teacher in fostering interaction and learning, in developing
learner autonomy, in evaluating outcomes; 
online interactions from the learners' point of view: the socio-affective,
socio-cognitive and socio-cultural dimensions, establishing the social bond; 
methodologies for analyzing interactions (including multimodality); 
structuring and sharing corpora of learner data. 
The conference is pluridisciplinary: language learning and teaching
research, education and educational technology, information and
communication research, cognitive sciences and tool design for
computer-based learning. Official languages: French and English. All papers
will be published online. Authors will be invited to submit their papers
for publication in a refereed publication, online or print-based (to be
confirmed).





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