2022 demos & discussions

DEMOS-DISC-ICON

The Demos & Discussions series, organized by CLT, showcases exciting innovations in language teaching and research and provides a convenient professional development opportunity for CALL faculty and graduate students.

D&D archives:  2021, 2020, 20192016

2022 Demos & Discussion series:

May 5, 2022 (Thursday)
11:30a to 12:30p HST

The Green Ideas Project: Developing Intercultural Competence & Professional Language Skills in Korean through Simulations

Presenter: Naiyi Xie Fincham, Assistant Faculty Specialist in Instructional Design (CLT)
Co-Presenters: Sang Yee Cheon, Lydia Chung & Dianne Juhn (Korean Language Flagship Center, UH Mānoa)

In the 21st-century landscape of multinational corporations and a multicultural workforce, intercultural competence with proficiency in world languages is vital for successful communication in various professional and social settings. Simulations are one form of experiential learning that is believed to hold strong potential for helping language learners develop their intercultural competence.

This session will demonstrate how a simulation-based blended learning course was created for Korean Flagship students to develop sophisticated professional language skills and a deep understanding of Korean workplace culture, essential for their capstone year in Korea. Illustrating the design and implementation process, the presenters will discuss considerations that went into creating two interactive learning modules (Korean workplace culture and public speaking skills), facilitating the learning experience, and providing support for the learners and instructors. Attendees are also invited to join the discussion and explore the possibilities of adapting this model project for other target language contexts. 

April 28, 2022 (Thursday)
1:30p to 2:30p HST

Documents:

Video recording of presentation

Presentation slides (w/links to resources)

Working with Language in the Cloud & On the Ground

Presenter: Richard Medina, CLT Assistant Faculty Specialist in Human-Computer Interaction

In this session, Dr. Richard Medina will demonstrate a language technology use case that collects and processes spoken audio for a language analysis task. The use case incorporates Google Cloud services and the Python-based Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) to perform a basic Natural Language Processing (NLP) analysis.

The demonstration should be of interest to those who might be curious about different ways to source language data for purposes of analysis and/or language learning activity. This D&D is also part of the Programming Essentials for Studies in Human Language & Technology series.

March 30, 2022 (Wednesday)
11:30a to 12:30p HST

Documents:

Video recording of presentation

Presentation slides (w/links to resources)

Designing Engaging Instructional Materials:
Using 360° Images/Videos and Other Video Editing Basics

Presenter: Naiyi Xie Fincham, CLT Assistant Faculty Specialist in Instructional Design
Co-Presenters: Young Chun & James Finamore, Tech Center Graduate Assistant – Learning Design

As technologies and platforms to create and edit 360° images and videos are becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, educators now have the opportunity to provide students with immersive learning experiences with their own 360° materials. This session introduces tools for shooting, editing, and discovering 360° images and videos, and demonstrates the use of 360° footage to create virtual tours. A selection of tools, platforms, and resources for video editing in general will also be shared.

February 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
11:30a to 12:30p HST

Documents:

Video recording of presentation

Presentation slides (w/links to resources)

Designing Engaging Instructional Materials:
Creating Interactive Videos and Course Presentations Using H5P

Presenter: Naiyi Xie Fincham, CLT Assistant Faculty Specialist in Instructional Design

H5P is a free platform that empowers instructors to create, share and reuse a variety of rich interactive content and experiences for online and hybrid courses. This session focuses on two H5P Interactive types: interactive video and interactive course presentation. Naiyi will demonstrate how they can be used to scaffold students’ interaction with video materials and course content with embedded activities for comprehension checks, different forms of assessments, and awareness-raising commentaries. She will also discuss specific features and settings offered by H5P that allow instructors to regulate and monitor students’ learning process in different ways.

January 27, 2022 (Thursday)
3:30p – 4:30p HST

Tips & Tricks with LaTex & Overleaf

Presenter: Richard Medina, CLT Assistant Faculty Specialist in Human-Computer Interaction

LaTeX is a typesetting system that is used to produce beautifully formatted documents. It is a common format required by many publishers, academic journals and conferences, grant funders, and in academic settings. It takes care of the formatting and lets the writer focus on content. In this demonstration, Richard provides a brief background on LaTex and Overleaf (an application designed to make LaTeX authoring more intuitive). He shares tips on document formatting (margins, line spacing, typesetting), document layouts, and citation and bibliographic tools.