» STEPHEN BAX
Stephen Bax is Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the Open University in the United Kingdom. His research includes the use of computers in language learning (CALL), the use of computers in language testing, and areas of discourse including Computer Mediated Discourse Analysis.
Most recently he has been using eye tracking technology to research reading and reading assessment, and his article on eye tracking in the Language Testing journal won the international 2014 TESOL Distinguished Research Award. Professor Bax also researches the role of vocabulary in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). He has developed a web tool (Textinspector.com) to analyse lexis in English texts from a variety of dimensions, and has used the tool extensively in recent research projects.
Professional homepage: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/main/people/sb37855-0
Researching language learning in a digital age: how can we achieve Normalisation?
As we seek to learn and teach in this brave new digital world, how can we blend technology with human intervention in the most productive and painless way?
» MARIN DACOS
Marin Dacos, founder and director of the Center for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo) was trained as an historian. The Center for Open Electronic Publishing, which develops OpenEdition, is a portal dedicated to digital edition in humanities and social sciences. He first created Revues.org, a platform for scientific journals (1999), then Calenda, a calendar specialised in humanities and social sciences (2000), then Hypothèses, a platform of academic blogs (2008), and finally OpenEdition Books (2013). He received the Cristal medal from the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and two Google grants for Digital Humanities. He is strongly dedicated to Digital Humanities and leads, together with Patrice Bellot, Research and Development projects within the OpenEdition Lab.
OpenEdition, la loi numérique, et après
» FELIX KRONENBERG
Dr. Felix Kronenberg is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Director of the Language Learning Center at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN (USA).
His research and professional interests include physical, virtual, and hybrid learning spaces: classroom and informal learning space design, language center design, digital storytelling, computer simulations/games and L2 acquisition, and blended learning.
Dr. Kronenberg has served as the president of the SouthWest Association for Language Learning Technology, has been a fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, and has been a learning spaces and language center design consultant for various colleges and universities. He is currently the President-Elect of the International Association for Language Learning Technology and an advisory board member of the “Learning Spaces Collaboratory.”
Professional homepage: http://felixkronenberg.com/
From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: The Past, Present and Future of Language Learning Center Design
Language Centers in the United States have been reacting to disruptive changes for decades. What started out as technology-enabled listening and recording facilities with a clearly defined mission - the language laboratories - have evolved into a set of multi-purpose support, teaching, research, social and hybrid spaces.
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