Osaka JALT:

Tech Day 2008

Date: Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 Time: 12:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Speaker: Mari Yamauchi, Marlen Harrison, Shawn White, Bill White, Craig Gamble, Troy Guze, Kevin Lucas, Sally Thelen, Trent Spriggs, and Matthew Rooks

This will be Osaka JALT's fourth annual Tech Day event to share technologically-oriented ideas helpful to language teachers and learners. This year's event is the biggest Tech Day yet, and is co-sponsored by the Nara JALT Chapter.

There will be nine 25-minute presentations on a wide range of topics. Dinner party afterwards at the superb Naomi Amore Italian restaurant in Hirano.

Mari Yamauchi, Kobe Kaisei College - Using Moodle to Enhance Learning and Foster Autonomy

Kevin Lucas, Kwansei Gakuin University - Using Free Online Forum Software to Encourage Asynchronous and Collaborative Discussion

Troy Guze, Hatsushiba Hashimoto High School - Using Mnemosyne to Facilitate Language Learning

Shawn R. White, Mukogawa Women's University and Kansai University, and William R. White, Himeji Dokkyo University and Mukogawa Women's University - CALL on a Stick

Marlen E. Harrison, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Fostering Community through Technology: Using Joomla to Create a Class Website

Sally Thelen, Konan University - Podcasts for Outside Listening Practice

Trent Spriggs, Kinki University - Using Cell Phones and ICT in the Classroom

Matthew Rooks, Kwansei Gakuin University - Effective Use of Online Surveys

Craig Gamble, Kansai Gaidai University - Using Multimedia Tools in the Classroom: Introducing Weblogs as the First Step

Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Osaka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: 1500 yen
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Hannan University main campus, 5-minute walk north of Kintetsu Kawachi-Amami station (15 minutes south of Tennoji/Abeno station) map

Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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