Julio C Rodriguez

CLT Director
Moore Hall 256


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Iowa State University. Dissertation advisers:  Ann Thompson and Carol Chapelle.

M.A., English (TESL/Applied Linguistics), Iowa State University.

B.A., German Language and Literature. Whitman College, Washington.

Graduate Degree in English-Spanish Translation and Interpretation, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.


My work is situated at the intersection of language learning and technology. Within this broad area, I am particularly interested in the integration of technology into teacher and faculty development programs, project-based learning, materials development, online course design, and design-based research. Those four areas of language learning and technology present enormous opportunities, quite possibly many more than one could even begin to explore in a lifetime. If you wish to know how I ended up where I am, click here.

Selected Publications

Rodríguez, J. C. & Pardo-Ballester, C., (2013) (Eds.). Design-based Research in CALL. CALICO Monograph Series, Volume 8. San Marcos, TX: CALICO.

Pardo-Ballester, C., & Rodríguez, J. C. (2013). Design Principles for Language Learning Activities in Synthetic Environments. In J. C. Rodríguez & C. Pardo-Ballester (Eds.), Design-based research in CALL (pp. 183-209). San Marcos, TX: CALICO.

Rodriguez, J. & Correia, A. (2012). Online Learning Opportunities and Challenges: The Case of Iowa State University. EDEN 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings. European Distance and E-Learning Network. June 6-9, Porto, Portugal.

Rodríguez, J. C. (2010). Transparent Language System software review. CALICO Journal, 28 (1), pp. 216-228. San Marcos, TX.

Pardo-Ballester, C., & Rodríguez, J. C. (2010). Developing Spanish Online Readings Using Design-Based Research. CALICO Journal, 27(3), pp. 540-553. San Marcos, TX.

Pardo-Ballester, C., & Rodríguez, J. C. (2009). Using design-based research to guide the development of online instructional materials. In C. A. Chapelle, H. G. Jun, & I. Katz (Eds.), Developing and evaluating language learning materials (pp. 86‐102). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Selected Presentations

Bush, M., Hoven, D., Levi, M., Palalas, A., Pardo Ballester, C., Rodríguez, J., (2013). Design-Based Research in CALL. CALICO Conference, May 25, Honolulu, HI.

Rodriguez, J., Rosenbusch, M., Langer de Ramirez, L. (2012). Meeting a National Need: Collaborative, Online K-8 Teacher Preparation. ACTFL Conference, November 17, Philladelphia, PA.

Rodriguez, J., Rosenbusch, M., Roberts, J. & Karabulut, A. (2012). Interaction with Professionals in an Online Learning Environment. Iowa Association for Communication Technology Conference (IACON), April 13, Des Moines, Iowa, April

Rodriguez, J. and Vesoni-Lence, M. (2011). Creating Enhanced Audio Materials to Help the 21st Century Language Learner. Iowa World Language Association Annual Conference, October 7, Des Moines, IA.

Rodriguez, J. (2010). The Power of Project-Based Learning and Open-Source Software in Teacher Education. ACTFL Conference, November 20, Boston, MA.

Rodriguez, J. (2010). A Design-based Research Approach to the Development of Reading Materials. Poster presentation, ACTFL Conference, November 20. Boston, MA.

Rodriguez, J. (2010). Project-based Learning: A promising pathway to developing teachers’ knowledge of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). CALICO Conference, June 11. Amherst, MA.

Rodriguez, J., Carrillo Cabello, A., Hegelheimer, V., LeVelle, K., O’Bryan, A., and Ranalli, J. (2010). A Balancing Act: Experiences Developing an Online Program. CALICO Conference, June 10. Amherst, MA.

Rodriguez, J., Pardo Ballester, C. (2009). The development of materials for hybrid Spanish courses. CALICO Conference, March 13. Tempe, AZ. March 12, 2009.