XVIIIth International CALL Research Conference
University of California at Santa Barbara, 11-13 July 2016
Theme: CALL in CONTEXT
The international CALL Research Conferences focus on the role of technology in the language learning, teaching and testing process. The 2016 conference will focus on the role of the local context of the learner:
· How does the local context shape the design of our learning environment?
· How to determine the role and shape of the most appropriate technologies for our context?
· To what extent can general theories such as Constructivism, Social Semiotics, Dynamic Complex Systems and Self-Determination Theory be applied to our local context?
· How generalizable are the findings from experimental research in our context?
· How can/should we detect and formulate to what extent learners and teachers are different?
· To what extent do technologies afford context-dependent enrichment and personalization of the learning process? And if so, are there routines and models for doing so?
· What is the impact of context-dependency on Open Educational Resources?
· How do publishers deal with adaptation of their content to different contexts?
· To what extent can technology contribute to contextualization of the learning process?
The context can also be discussed in connection with other current topics such as:
· Flipped Classrooms
· Speech technology
· Cultural differences
· Tracking and logging; learning analytics
· Language testing
· Open Data
· Semantic Web
· Specialized Domains
· Digital literacies/multiliteracies
· Augmented reality; ambient intelligence
The organizers extend a cordial invitation to submit a contribution. Contributions are not restricted to research reports (full papers), but can also include recent developments or work in progress (short papers), which focuses on your context, draws from relevant literature, and serves the research community worldwide. The organizers invite contributions from interdisciplinary and even transdisciplinary approaches (pedagogy, technology, linguistics and psychology) with a view to discuss as a community the context-dependency and generalizability of our teaching and research activities. Keynote speaker Mike Levy will talk about his insights into the role of context mainly from a historical perspective.
More information on the conference will be available on the conference website, which will be launched around end 2015. The deadline for submission of proposals will be January 15th 2016.