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CALICO Monograph Launch Event

CALICOOver the past several years, WIC staff have worked closely with the Penn Language Center to assist language educators with using technology for teaching and learning. Each year, we conduct custom workshops based on topics that PLC folks have requested. We also assist educators in creating assignments and teaching students technology tools in order to complete successful digitally-mediated projects.  Language classes have used screen videos, PowerPoint, iMovie, Prezi, audience response tools, Skype, Canvas, and various other tools to create digital projects. In the video below, Mélanie Péron of the French and Francophone Studies Department discusses her use of technology in the classroom, how it has developed over the past several years, and her use of the Commons in the process.

This year, we interviewed several language faculty members to write a chapter for the 2015 volume of the CALICO Monograph Book Series, Researching Language Learner Interaction Online: From Social Media to MOOCs. Our chapter, “Video Creation Tools for Language Learning: Lessons Learned,” examines – through course observations, faculty interviews, and student surveys – student and faculty perceptions of the usefulness of video tools and the role of the library in technology support. The volume as a whole, edited by Ed Dixon of the Penn Language Center and Michael Thomas of the University of Central Lancashire, focuses on language learning in the digitally-mediated environment.  Technology tools mentioned in the monograph complement the PLC-sponsored May workshops at WIC.  We plan to Skype with several authors and have a lively conversation about language learning in the digital environment. Many articles were reviewed by experts and faculty at Penn: Jacqueline Dougherty, David James, Helen McFie Simone, Maria Paredes Fernández, Jay Treat, and Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia.

We hope you’ll join us on May 21 from noon to 1:30pm in the Collaborative Classroom for the celebration! Lunch will be provided! Please click here to register.

Better Face-to-Face Time – 2013 Symposium

slider on wic siteRegister now for our 2013 Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium! The symposium is designed for faculty, teaching staff and graduate students. We have a packed agenda that starts with a student panel followed by a faculty panel. After an informal lunch, we plan four concurrent workshops and a lightning round. We end the day with an “open mic” segment participants can share their favorite tech tools and ideas.

The symposium will take place on Friday, November 1. We welcome all students to share their perspectives, and we are looking for five undergraduate students for the student panel. Let us know if you might be interested! Continue reading Better Face-to-Face Time – 2013 Symposium

Join us for Google Education On Air

This Wednesday (May 2nd) Google will offer a free online educational technology conference: Google Education On Air! Join us in Meyerson Conference Room on the second floor of Van Pelt Library from 12 – 5 pm. You can  watch a session with the group, or watch one on your own using a headset with one of our new MacBooks. No need to register – just drop by when you are free. Below I’ve listed a few of the sessions that sound interesting to me…what do you want to see on the big screen?

Time Session
12 pm YouTube in the Classroom
1 pm The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs
2 pm Using Google Tools to Create and Manage Online Courses
3 pm Blended Learning
4 pm Digital Literacy and Citizenship