Category Archives: SWALLT Online

November 15th, 2013: Becoming Digital: Online Identity, Personal Domains, and Arriving Upon the Web

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Please join us for our webinar by Martha Burtis, Special Projects Coordinator, University of Mary Washington on “Online Identity, Personal Domains, and Arriving Upon the Web.”

“Our students are living more and more of their lives in mediated, online spaces, yet they have few opportunities to reflect upon the meaning of those spaces, or how their activities in those spaces build the larger fabric of the Web. Are we doing enough in our institutions to cultivate a conversation about our online existence? Do we ourselves understand our own place and practices on the Web? Can we afford to ignore the Web as a space in which we (and our students) are increasingly exploring the world and our place in it?

At the University of Mary Washington, this fall we launched a project titled “Domain of One’s Own.” Its purpose is to provide all students with their own, self-determined and self-controlled presence on the Web, and in doing so we hope to think more deeply and carefully as an institution about how the Web is altering the practice of life. I hope to use this presentation to make a case for why projects like Domain of One’s Own (and the conversations they provoke) are essential to higher education.”

Becoming Digital: Online Identity, Personal Domains, and Arriving Upon the Web

Martha Burtis, Special Projects Coordinator, University of Mary Washington
Friday, November 15th, 2013
12pm – 1pm Pacific

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(Please note: this presentation was originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov 7th, and was rescheduled due to illness.)

February 8th, 2013: Recent Developments in Copyright and Fair Use

Please join us for a collaborative webinar discussing recent cases and developments in copyright and fair use as it applies to education. Judy Shoaf, Director, University of Florida Language Learning Center, will be joining us to discuss these recent court cases and the affect they can potentially have at our institutions. 

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Recent Developments in Copyright and Fair Use

Judy Shoaf, Director, University of Florida Language Learning Center
Friday, February 8th, 2013
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

October 12th, 2012: Language Assessment Workflows in Language Labs

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Language Assessment Workflows in Language Labs: Roundtable Discussion
Judi Franz, UC Irvine
Harold Hendricks, BYU
Joseph Kautz, Stanford University
Gus Leonard, CSU Monterey Bay
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

March 9th, 2012: Unveiling the New Stanford Digital Language Lab

Please join us for a collaborative webinar about the new Stanford Digital Language Lab to open Summer 2014. Beth McCullough, Senior Learning Spaces Manager, will join us to describe her design approach to the new Academic Computing Services Facility where the Digital Language Lab will be located. We will unveil the latest architectural drawings of the new Language Lab and give everyone a tour of the Lab spaces. We would like to draw upon the experience and talent of webinar participants for suggestions and comments in this interactive SWALLT webinar.

Unveiling the New Stanford Digital Language Lab
Beth McCullough, Senior Learning Spaces Manager, Academic Computing Services, Stanford University
Joseph Kautz, Head, Stanford Digital Language Lab
Friday, March 9th 2012
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

January 13th, 2012: Customizing Streaming Video Playback

Last year at IALLT 2011, BYU introduced a system for customizable playback of streaming video. Since then, they have worked to improve the player functionality and implemented the technology within the Spanish curriculum. A team of developers have created a “video text” base on the Colombian telenovella Yo soy Betty, la fea that was piloted last semester and is again being used with enhanced features this semester. The presentation will describe the history of the project, the development of the content and a demonstration of the player and authoring tools.

Screenshot of HTML 5 Video Interface (Image by H. Hendricks-2012)


Customizing Streaming Video Playback: A Progress Report
Harold Hendricks, BYU Humanities Technology & Research Center, IALLT President-Elect
Friday, January 13th, 2012
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

December 9th, 2011: Digital Storytelling as Participatory Language Learning

Felix Kronenberg will present a recent grant-funded digital storytelling initiative. His presentation will cover various aspects of digital storytelling in the L2 curriculum, such as identity and identities formation, automaticity, motivation, individualization and individual learner differences, agency, multimodality, learner anxiety and “losing face,” narrative structure, and assessment.

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Felix Kronenberg | Assistant Professor

Digital Storytelling as Participatory Language Learning
Felix Kronenberg, Assistant Professor and Director of the Language Learning Center, Rhodes College
Friday, December 9th, 2011
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

November 10th, 2011: Sharing is Caring

Over the past few years, the Oberlin CILC has developed quite a few in-house tools to make our lives easier.  Some of these tools tackle problems that are common enough to merit sharing, and we have begun making the source code for these applications freely available.  In this presentation, you’ll find out about a few of our more interesting projects, which include a WordPress class-blogging package, a WordPress blog manager and a usage-tracking package for computer labs.  Additionally, you’ll learn how you can install and configure these applications on your own servers and use them to bring peace and tranquility to your work life.

(Please note: due to the Veterans Day holiday on Friday the 11th, this month’s SWALLT Online presentation will take place on Thursday, November 10th from 12pm-1pm)

Sharing is Caring
Justin Locsei, Educational Technology Specialist, Oberlin College
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

September 9th, 2011: If You Build It, Will They Come?

The opening of the UCSF Library’s new Teaching and Learning Center (http://tlc.ucsf.edu) brought together a number of departments and services into one location: interprofessional smart classrooms, the Kanbar Center for clinical simulation and telemedicine, and the Technology Commons, which houses a large lab, a computer classroom, a number of multimedia workstations with specialized hardware and software, as well as support staff for both informational and instructional technologies. This presentation, focused on the Technology Commons, will include a brief review of the planning process, but will largely cover outcomes and lessons learned, as well as the impact these co-located facilities have had on usage of the Technology Commons and other Library services.

photo credit: gc communications (via flickr)

I was lucky to start my educational technology career in a highly-respected language center with a lot of personality. For someone with a background in informational technology, this was a revelation: centers didn’t need to be boring, sterile, and intimidating. In fact it’s better for everyone when they’re not. Every couple of years, someone sounds the death knell for learning centers, and frankly I agree: the old model of rows upon endless rows needs to die. Not because, as Joshua Kim asserts, learning centers are being forced into obsolescence by the influx of students with their laptops and iPads and mobile devices. The old model needs to die because it never worked that well to begin with; for decades students have learned in spite of those environments, not because of them. Increased and widespread access to authentic materials and experiences isn’t making anything obsolete, it’s just making it obvious how wrong we’ve been all along.

So then, what should centers look like? How do you build a space that isn’t obsolete before it opens? What do you when you inherit, are told to build, or have no option other than a center that looks like the one above? Please join us at Friday’s session, or share your thoughts in the comments!

If You Build It, Will They Come?
Ryan Brazell, Learning Technologies Specialist, UC San Francisco / SWALLT President-Elect
Friday, September 9th, 2011
12pm – 1pm Pacific

UPDATE: the recording of this session is now available.

December 11th, 2009: Using the Interactive Features of Moodle to Give Focused Feedback to Students

Dear all, please join me for an exciting new SWALLT Online presentation:

Using the Interactive Features of Moodle to Give Focused Feedback to Students
Trevor Shanklin, San Diego State University
Friday, December 11th, 2009
12pm – 1pm Pacific

How? Via Adobe Connect. You have received the link through your SWALLT listserv. If you didn’t, please contact me.