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Language Learning Technologies Workshop - Jordan

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    Call for Papers for a Workshop on Supporting Language Learning with Personal and Collaborative Technologies 2nd International Conference on Interactive Mobile
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      Call for Papers for a Workshop on Supporting Language Learning with
      Personal and Collaborative Technologies

      2nd International Conference on
      Interactive Mobile and Computer aided Learning
      Princess Sumaya University for Technology
      Amman, Jordan,
      17–20 April 2007


      Aims and Scope

      This workshop is aimed at researchers, teachers and designers in
      academia, industry and education with an interest in exploring the
      potential of mobile and contextual technologies for language learning.
      A central aim of the workshop is to go beyond the language classroom
      to explore new possibilities for personal and collaborative learning
      projects, on the job learning, and just-in-time learning. Many new
      media technologies have seemed, at their first appearance, to have
      potential for assisting in language learning. Some of these
      technologies are now regarded as partial or complete failures, while
      others have fulfilled their promise. The Internet in particular has
      been taken up enthusiastically by language teachers. Now computing
      technology has moved beyond the desktop and we have a wide range of
      personal and leisure-oriented technologies – mobile phones, handheld
      computers, games consoles, digital television and radio – that offer
      new opportunities for language learners. Leisure oriented personal and
      collaborative technologies, in particular, could promote informal
      learning outside the classroom and may prompt us to rethink the nature
      of language learning.

      The main goal of the workshop is to create a forum for the exchange of
      experience and knowledge among researchers, teachers and developers
      concerned with the potential of new personal technologies for language
      learning. We hope that the workshop will serve to foster the
      development of an international community interested in the workshop
      themes. We are currently investigating publication opportunities for
      accepted papers.

      The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:
      • Delivery of language learning materials to handheld devices
      • Design and implementation of mobile language learning software and
      services
      • Collaborative language learning and communities of practice
      • Theory and practice of anytime, anywhere language learning
      • Situated "just in time" language learning and support
      • Location-based and ambient language learning
      • Interaction design for personal learning technologies
      • Cross platform design for language learning materials
      • Content management, learning objects and metadata for mobile
      language learning
      • Methods for understanding and engaging the mobile learner
      • Instructional design for mobile language learning
      • Wearable, embedded and ubiquitous language learning
      • Evaluating mobile language learning

      Workshop Chairs
      Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, UK
      Sobah Abbas-Petersen, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

      International Program Committee

      Diana Andone, University of Timisoara, Romania
      Sam Joseph, University of Hawaii, USA
      Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Open University, England
      Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
      Hiroaki Ogata, University of Tokushima, Japan
      Maria Uther, Brunel University, England

      Submission
      Short papers should be submitted to the workshop chair
      (Lyn.Pemberton@...) using the special IMCL2007 template
      which can be downloaded from the conference website at
      www.imcl-conference.org. Length should not exceed 4 pages. In all
      cases, please include complete contact information for all authors.
      Please register for this workshop online via the Electronic Submission
      Page at the conference website www.imcl-conference.org
      Alternatively, go directly to register at
      www.softconf.com/start/IMCL2007/submit.html.

      Important Dates
      Paper submission deadline: February 9, 2007.
      Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2007.
      Camera ready copies: March 6, 2007.
      Workshop date: April 17, 2007.

      Please get in touch with the organisers (Lyn.Pemberton@...)
      if you'd like to take part but would have difficulties making the
      deadline.
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