Foreign Language Instructional Technology I: Theory and Practice
December 3-5, 2010
The first FLiT conference was organized in collaboration with the language departments of the School of Humanities and Department of Education as well as the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology and the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. The conference focused on the role of instructional technology in fostering independent language learning. The conference addressed, on the one hand, the contributions of Second Language Acquisition research to instructional technology applications and, on the other, the implications of practical applications to learning theory.
Conference topics:
· Social networking
· Computer-mediated Communication
· Distance and blended learning
· Self-access learning
· Task and project based learning
· Mobile learning
· Networked learning in adult education/ professional development
· Building Language Learning Communities
· Innovative e-learning technologies
· Multimodality and language learning
· Individualization / differentiation in the language classroom
· Computer-adaptive testing
Plenary Conference Speakers:
Professor Mike Levy, Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics - Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
Dr Phil Hubbard, Director, English for Foreign Students, Linguistics Department - Stanford University, California, USA.
Dr Françoise Blin, Associate Dean for Learning Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Professor François Mangenot, l'Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France.
Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute