demos & discussions

DEMOS-DISC-ICON

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

2020 Demos & Discussion series:

July 9, 2020
2p
Online

 

Laulima Assessment Tools

This 60-minute pop-up session will provide an overview of assessment tools in Laulima, with an emphasis on possibilities for language assessment.

Assessment tools in Laulima include Tests, Quizzes and the Gradebook. CLT Faculty will advise on strategies and practices for using these tools in online course design and delivery.

This session will be held using Zoom. Connection information will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the workshop date.

Registration required

May 1, 2020
9.30a – 11a
Online

 

Documents:
Activity Guide 3

Activity Guide 1-3
(all levels merged)

Python Level 3: Exploring Python Libraries for Studies in Human Language & Technology

This workshop builds upon the prior two Python sessions (Python Level 1 and 2). In this workshop participants will learn techniques and best practices for utilizing Python libraries to support language study and scholarship. Two libraries will be demonstrated: Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) and Gensim. The goal of the workshop is to provide participants experience and guidance on using third party libraries. Example use cases with each of the selected libraries will be demonstrated.

April 24, 2020
9.30a – 11a
Online

Documents:
Activity Guide 2

Python Level 2: Essentials for Reading, Writing, & Processing Data Files

This workshop introduces techniques for opening, reading, processing, and writing data files. Demonstrations of how Python structures such as lists, dictionaries, and sets can be used to efficiently work with data stored in text files. Basic familiarity with Python programming or scripting is expected (See previous workshop in this series).

April 17, 2020
9.30a – 11a
Online

Python Level 1: Fundamentals of Computer Programming for Language Data Processing

This workshop introduces fundamental concepts of computer programming to a non-technical audience. It is intended to assist faculty and students establish a sound understanding of programming constructs that are useful for working with more advanced tasks, for example, in NLP, Computational Linguistics, and other language data processing endeavors. Concepts such as the use of variables, functions, loops, basic input and output will be addressed. Additionally, recommended best practices for working with Python script files and tools will be demonstrated. Participation does not require prior experience or exposure to computer programming. 

March 12, 2020
2.30p – 4p
Moore Hall 155B

Google Tips for LLL Faculty – How to use Google Apps

This 90-minute workshop designed for LLL faculty will cover the basics of using the four core Google Drive apps: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms. Topics to be covered include managing apps, security and sharing, and pedagogical applications of each app.

The workshop will be offered once only (March 12, 2020) from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in 155B Moore Hall. Participants will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these apps and are encouraged to bring specific questions that will be addressed by the workshop facilitators.

 

March 4, 2020
2p – 3p
Moore Hall 155B

Intro to Google Classroom

Do you use Google Drive? Ever wondered about alternatives to using Laulima? Come learn about Google Classroom, a class development platform designed for teachers who want to engage students in an organized, efficient and interactive way.

Google Classroom integrates with Google Drive and other Google apps, and allows students to work individually or collaboratively. Google Classroom also offers easy options for online tests, quizzes and grading!

This workshop will cover how to create classes, add students, post announcements and assignments, and provide feedback and grades for students. Join us as we highlight some of the teacher-friendly features of Classroom!

 

 

January 30, 2020
2p – 3p
Moore Hall 155B

Using Moodle for Your Language Classroom – Level 2 (Intermediate)

This workshop takes a more in-depth look at activity types and course functions in the Moodle learning managment system. In addition to standard activity functions, audio recording and H5P content types will be demonstrated. This session is a continuation of the “Moodle Level 1” workshop held previously. Attendance at the “Intro to H5P” workshop is also recommended, but not required.

January 23, 2020
2p – 3p
Moore Hall 155B

 

Intro to H5P

Have you ever wanted to make an interactive video with built-in notes, links, and comprehension questions? Come learn about H5P, a powerful interactive content development platform designed to be plugged in to many learning management systems. Over 40 existing H5P content types enable interactive experiences such as interactive video, branching, and quizzes. This workshop will introduce a sampling of H5P content types and how they can be adapted to target online language learning experiences. No prior exposure or knowledge of H5P is necessary to participate.

January 9, 2020
2p – 3p
Moore Hall 155B

Using Moodle for Your Language Classroom – Level 1 (Beginners)

The CLT will be shutting down the Web Audio Utility prior to the Spring 2020 semester. In its place, the Moodle learning management system will be made available to support language learning specific services and functions. This workshop is intended to introduce the components of the Moodle environment and is geared for faculty who have had little prior exposure to the Moodle environment.

2019 Demos & Discussion series:

October 16, 2019
10.30a – 11.30a
Moore Hall 258

Kialo Public Discussion Demo

Presented by Jonathan McKinney
Kialo Education Consultant
University of Cincinnati, Departments of Philosophy and Psychology
Center for Cognition, Action & Perception

Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo specifically designed for classroom use. Its clear, visually compelling format makes it easy to follow the logical structure of a discussion, and facilitates thoughtful collaboration. Kialo’s mission is to promote well-reasoned discussion online, and to that end, Kialo is free for educators to use.

This event co-organized by the Center for Language & Technology and the Department of Second Language Studies.

August 30, 2019
12.30p – 1.30p
Moore Hall 153 A/B

April 12, 2019
3p – 4p
Moore Hall 155A

Visiting Scholar | Sangmin-Michelle Lee

Presentation title: Digital Games, Creativity and Motivation

Time and Place: Friday, April 12, 3-4 PM, Moore Hall 155A

Space is limited, please RSVP by registering.

Sangmin-Michelle Lee (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) will discuss the use of digital games to promote student creativity and motivation in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class. While creativity has been highlighted as a core competency, and garnered interest in many fields, creativity and creative writing are rarely cultivated in EFL writing classrooms.

Dr. Lee will frame her work based on two empirical studies. One study investigates the use of a murder mystery game as a prompt for students to use the target language in a meaningful way.

Another study examines college students’ creation of gamified digital stories in a location-based augmented reality app.

Dr. Lee is a Professor of English Education in the School of Global Communication at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. In Spring 2019, she is a visiting scholar at the Center for Language & Technology.

March 14, 2019
3p – 4p
Moore Hall 155B

March 29, 2019
3p – 4p
Moore Hall 155B

Google Tips for LLL Faculty – How to use Google Apps

This 60-minute workshop designed for LLL faculty will cover the basics of using the four core Google Drive apps: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms. Topics to be covered include managing apps, security and sharing, and pedagogical applications of each app.

The workshop will be offered twice (March 14 and March 29) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in 155B Moore Hall. Participants will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these apps and are encouraged to bring specific questions that will be addressed by the workshop facilitators.

Seating is limited, so please register by completing the form below.

Google Tips for LLL Faculty Registration

The Fall 2016 Demos & Discussion series, co-organized by the NFLRC and CLT, showcases exciting innovations in language teaching and research and provides a convenient professional development opportunity for LLL faculty and graduate students.

September 9, 2016
12.30p – 1.30p
Moore Hall 155A

Singing Our Way to Well Be-Coming

Tim Murphey, Kanda University of International Studies

NOTE: Dr. Murphey’s session will be videorecorded.

Well-being is a state of general “wellness” which can make us lazy in our efforts to improve the world. I have proposed “well-becoming” as a more active, procedural way to conceptualize the quest for well-being. Inspired by a colloquium recently in Finland I wish to explore how we can “well be-love” or do “well be-loving,” in a Barbara Frederickson positive psychology way that enhances our health and happiness as she describes in her book Love 2.0 (2013). I believe that one of the ways that this happens in my classes is through singing short songlets, with call and response routines, which begin as speed dictations that students help each other with and then turn into short conversational routines.

I will be singing with the audience several songlets which basically answer some our most enduring questions in our lives and whose answers give us guidance and hope: How are you? How do you have a good life? How do you succeed? What do you like? What do you love? Who do you love? What should we notice? What is good advice? These can then become call and response short conversation with our students. I will have further documentation about the benefits of singing from a variety of disciplines.

October 10, 2016
12.30p – 1.30p
Moore Hall 258

Getting Published in Journals

Editorial staff of the journals Language Learning & Technology, Reading in a Foreign Language, and Language Documentation & Conservation

Want to get your articles published in academic journals?  Come join the editorial staff of Language Learning & Technology (LLT), Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL), and Language Documentation & Conservation (LDC) at this special presentation. They will discuss their journals and their own submission & review process, while also providing strategies and tips for getting published in refereed journals in general.

November 29, 2016
12p – 1p
Moore Hall 155A

Project-Based Language Learning @ UHM

Rachel Mamiya Hernandez (LLEA) and Yumiko Tateyama (EALL)

This talk will showcase two exciting courses at UH Manoa that incorporated project-based language learning (PBLL) and created exciting public products. The first presentation will highlight the implementation of PBLL in the Portuguese L2 classroom and beyond, in a project that connects learners from different parts of the world in building literacy skills. The second presentation will describe a Japanese campus map and guide project implemented in a new English to Japanese translation course offered at UHM. Project rationale, process of implementation, outcomes, and challenges will be discussed.