The recordnings are now online at: https://educast.fccn.pt/vod/channels/1c2al6i8gm
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Friday, 13 September 2013
Thierry is raising a valid question about the languages used in presentations and publications within CALL. In his examinations he has found very little published in other languages than English or having to do with the teaching of other languages than English. So are we in fact creating yet another TESOL conference?
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Still pictures in the meanwhile... no live streaming available
We continue to have technical problems with the live streaming, we truly apologise for this. The recordings will be made available as soon as is humanely possible. We will announce their availability the moment they come online. Here are some soundbites in visual format from the keynote today.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
We are left with several urgent and challenging questions and pedagogical dilemmas after Simon Ensor's presentation, based on studies done together with colleagues in international collaboration in a teaching network with Poland, France and the UK. You'll find the presentation here at: bit.ly/14wwzFJ. Existing discourses among teachers, the role of spaces for learning (such as formal and informal), and the potential need for us to revisit and re-think our practices are just a few of the issues raised.
Hélène Pulker from The Open University, UK, has just presented her case study of teachers' use of OERs, and what beliefs their use were grounded in. Hélène adopted McGrath's (2002) notions of adaptation, regarding teachers' use and reasoning - leading to using OERs as add-on resources or using them for change. She gave several concrete examples of how teachers had addressed the OERs created and available in LORO. Resources in LORO are given in several languages and at different levels following the CEFR (loro.open.ac.uk).
First keynote by Ana Gimeno: the Graham Davies lecture : Lessons learnt from the past and future expectations in CALL. Ana is taking us on a trip down memory lane, starting with the pioneers of 1992 (June Thompson, Graham Davies, Bernd Rüschoff to name but a few) and the first European project, CAMILLE (Computer-Assisted Multimedia Interactive Language Learning)
Hi folks! We are having some technical problems with the live stream. We are hoping to get it all sorted, but may need to resort to Plan B. This means the quality of the streaming won't be that good, but at least it will be real time. All the keynotes will for sure be available as recordings soon. I will keep you posted.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
A new year - a new conference!
Welcome to Eurocall 2013 in Évora!
As you can see, we are now keeping the same address for the blog and simply changing the year in the title. That way the address remains the same and is easy to find. Also you don't have to join the blog again. It will remain the same. Every year.
Bloggers are welcomed as usual, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to blog.
Access the updated conference programme here.
Alright, here we go! Enjoy your time in Évora, either in person or virtually!