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Wednesday, August 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Globalization and a New Model for Teaching Englishes via Videoconference: Connecting EFL Students with the World.

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This presentation will discuss how a telecollaborative panel discussion may bring together experts located around the world to enhance the student learning process in the areas of language, culture and content. The presenters will illustrate this concept with video examples of a panel which consisted of four scholars from Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. The panel discussed topics related to English as an International Language (EIL) and World Englishes via a five-way Skype video call that was also recorded and live-streamed. Viewers in classes of two of the presenters and also those joining via live streaming had the opportunity to join in the conversation.

The attendees will receive useful insights and pedagogical implications for teaching English language or English for Specific Purpose (ESP) when integrating Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) in their own educational context. The practical tips and suggestions offered by the presenters are based from their own work experiences in EFL/ESL settings, so that the ideas should be applicable to diverse foreign language learning and teaching contexts.

The presentation will have three parts: First, the presenters will explain the background and impetus of incorporating Skype into the coursework and discuss potential educational outcomes by sharing students’ perception on the panel discussion through teleconference. Second, they will demonstrate how they coordinated the teleconferencing in three main points: 1) The interests of research and teaching areas; 2) the importance of academic network; and 3) the application of educational technology. They will also present a new, potential framework for teleconference in the field of language/culture learning and teaching. Third, they will show the attendees “how” they can create a telecollaborative panel, including a variety of tools like Skype, live stream, and how to record the panel for later use.

Speakers
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John JuSeong Lee

University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapign
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Yuji Nakamura

Keio University


Wednesday August 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
William James B1 33 Kirkland St Cambridge, MA