The theme of the conference will be Smart CALL.
Contributions on your planned, current or finished research can be submitted in the form of research reports, reviews, position papers, technobiographies or project proposals. They should all explain which aspects of your work can be called “smart”. You can focus on aspects of personalization, contextualization or socialization. Or on any aspect that would fall under ‘Intelligent CALL’.
The difference between intelligent and smart being that smart focuses more on the user experience, learner satisfaction and learning effectiveness. A smart person or system applies intelligence to practical situations, quickly adapts to a specific context and always tries to make the best of it.
Personalization is the extent to which technologies and learning environments are adapted to the specific profile and performance of the language learner and includes topics such as:
- answer analysis and feedback
- error analysis, diagnosis and remediation
- automatic writing evaluation (AWE)
- prediction of performance
- adaptive language testing
- pronunciation training
- Universal Design for Learning
- Technology Acceptance Model (UTAUT)
- CALL for Specific Purposes
- CALL for Academic Purposes
- Intelligent Tutoring
- HCI and User Experience…
Contextualization is how technologies and learning environments can be adjusted to the specific context of the learner, and includes topics such as:
- adaptation to the spatio-temporal location of the learner
- adaptation to the cultural context of the learner
- Open Data for relevant content
- Augmented Reality (AR)
- Mobile Language Learning…
Socialization is the way in which technologies and learning environments afford meaningful interaction:
- interaction amongst learners; tele-collaboration
- interaction learner – parent
- interaction learner – teacher
- interaction learner – native speaker
- interaction learner – content provider
- interaction learner – researcher…
Contributions are invited based on your planned, ongoing or finished research, accompanied by an explanation of which aspects of your work can be called ”smart”. In line with our conference theme, our keynote speakers Mat Schulze and Nobue Tanaka-Ellis will provide an overview of Intelligent CALL and what it tells us for future developments in the field.