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CFP: Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
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The Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning is organising a special issue to investigate the role of learning analytics in online language learning and teaching. Learning Analytics is understood as “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners in their context, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environment in which it occurs” (Siemens et al., 2011). In particular, articles should describe the potential of today’s new possibilities

10/15/2016
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The Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning is organising a special issue to investigate the role of learning analytics in online language learning and teaching. Learning Analytics is understood as “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners in their context, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environment in which it occurs” (Siemens et al., 2011). In particular, articles should describe the potential of today’s new possibilities of tracking learners’ online and offline interactions, and analysing and visualising learner data. High quality and original articles are required on the following or related topics:

·    analytics in online and offline language learning environments
·    analytics inside and outside the language classroom
·    analytics and adaptive language learning
·    analytics for formative assessment, including portfolios
·    the ethics of researching analytics in language education
·    the use of instructor and learner dashboards for language learning
·    sociocultural approaches to analytics in language learning
·    analytics in game-based and immersive language learning environments
·    instructor, learner and institutional resistance to the use of analytics
·    preparing institutions (schools, colleges, higher education) for analytics

Expressions of interest are required by 15th October 2016 consisting of a detailed abstract of the proposed paper (between 300 and 500 words) stating the scope and focus of the submission. A brief 100-word biography of each author including their position, institutional affiliation and contact email address are also required. Please send expressions of interest to Michael Thomas (MThomas4@uclan.ac.uk) and Anouk Gelan (anouk.gelan@uhasselt.be).

Schedule of submissions
Expressions of interest deadline: 15th October 2016
First draft due: 1st April 2017
Final papers due: 1st July 2017
Publication: end 2017

Thomas, M. Language learning and learning analytics - call for expressions of interest. CALICO-L listserv (CALICO-L@LISTSERV.CALICO.ORG, 9 Sep 2016).

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