Learning, Culture and Society: What role can technology play?
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, to be held from April 26-28 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Classrooms are complicated places and have to address a lot of demands. Learning, classroom management, evaluation and assessment, socialization, are just a few of these demands. Fortunately, many classrooms today have access to resources never before available. How do these technological resources affect classrooms positively? How can we bring technological resources to classrooms that currently do not have them? How can we look forward and see how technology and classrooms working together will develop and blossom in the future? In this age of technological innovation, ACTC 2012 will reach across academic levels to look at the role of technology and its impact on the classroom. It combines the use of new technologies with some new ideas on these issues.
ACTC 2012 will attract a diverse group of teachers, researchers, practitioners and scholars who are engaged in the singular goal of meeting students' educational needs, as students can learn about crucial issues and become familiar with web-based learning and the other information technology tools. The use of technology in the classroom represents a significant departure from traditional teaching methods, conducting research, assessing student performance and assurance of learning. Moreover, it creates a user friendly and economically viable environment conducive to learning in any corner in the world where access to technology exists.
The conference theme is "Learning, Culture and Society: What role can language play?" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to technology in the classroom, including the following streams:
- Beyond Web 2.0
- Computer Adaptive Testing
- Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
- Digital literacy
- e-Assessment and new Assessment Theories and Methodologies
- e-learning and collaborative learning
- Education in a virtual world
- Future Classrooms
- Human computer interaction
- Instructional Technology
- Integrating e-learning in classroom based language teaching
- Interactive Whiteboard technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.)
- Language Labs
- Learning Systems Platforms
- Mobile learning
- Mobile technologies
- Moodle and Classroom Teaching
- New Technologies
- Open and distance learning technologies
- Social networking
- Support Centers
- Teaching online
- Video Podcasting
- Virtual and personal learning environments
- Virtual Communities
- Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
- Web-based Learning
- Web-based Writing Education
- Wikis, Blogs, and Online Journals
Keynote & Featured Speakers
- Deryn Verity - Professor of English & Interdisciplinary Studies (Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan)
- Barbara B. Lockee - President (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) & Professor and Associate Director (School of Education)
- Marjo Mitsutomi - Head of English Language Teaching Practices and the Language Development Intercultural Studies Center (Akita International University, Japan)
- Kuniko Miyanaga - Professor of Anthropology (School of Global Studies, Tama University) & Director (Human Potential Institute, Japan)
- Jo Mynard - Director (SALC) & Assistant Director (English Language Institute, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan)
Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning. For more information about the journal, click here.