Technology

Enjoy a perfect Zoom class session every time!

With the start of Fall 2020 rapidly approaching, you have surely prepared and modified your syllabi, online class materials, synchronous tasks, asynchronous assignments as well as assessments and evaluation methods. How much time have you spent thinking about your Zoom…

Spring ’16 updates from CALICO president

For those of you who are interested in the activities of CALICO, the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, we’re re-posting a recent update message to members from the group’s president, Phil Hubbard. Happy 2016 CALICO members and friends! I thought I…

“Online Education: The Year Ahead”

I just came across a useful article by William Fenton in PC Mag, reflecting on future trends in online education in light of happenings at the recent Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning-organized Learning With MOOCs II conference: “Online Education:…

On the myth of neutral technology

In the wake of last week’s news that a Yale police officer drew his gun on an (unarmed) African-American Yale student under highly questionable circumstances, I felt compelled to turn back to a recent article in The Atlantic that had caught…

Fall 2014 Tech Talks off and running

By many measures of variety, the first session of our 10-minute Tech Talks for Fall ’14 was a great success: it brought together lectors and graduate students, faculty from Yale and beyond, and presenters from 6 time zones apart for…

Creative ways to get things started

WELCOME BACK! This summer I once again participated in the Heritage Language Teacher Workshop at UCLA. One of the very enthusiastic mentors was keen on having a series of icebreaker activities that, whether one liked them or not, got the…

CALICO 2014 – Athens, OH

May 7-11 I attended the annual CALICO conference at Ohio University in Athens, OH. CALICO is always a great conference because it brings together people who share a passion for computer-assisted language learning. This year’s conference theme was “Open, Online, Massive:…

Poll Everywhere

Has it ever happened to anyone to receive some information and think: “I could use that!”? Well, that has happened to me. I was introduced by a group of colleagues to www.polleverywhere.com. I was part of an exercise where the…