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#CWIL joint summer conference

The Applied Research Group - Pedagogical Innovation in Languages and Literature (PILL), Coventry University

The Language Centre at the University of Warwick

with the support of the Higher Education Academy (Teaching Development Collaborative Grant)

invite you to join

a free, two-day summer conference June 26th-27th 2013

Developing digital literacies and intercultural communicative competence for the ‘global graduate’ -
Computer Mediated Communication for Interaction in Language Learning (#CWIL)

26th June at Coventry University, face-to-face, chair Marina Orsini-Jones
27th June online conference, virtual, chair Teresa MacKinnon
Attendance is free.

register here

Day 1: Wednesday 26th June 2013

Coventry University

10.00 – 10.15 Arrival, registration and coffee room

10.15 – 11.15

Telecollaboration, past, present and future?

Robert O’Dowd, University of Leon (Spain)


Intercultural awareness raising through CMC: the MexCo project.

Marina Orsini-Jones, Elwyn Lloyd, Zoe Gazeley and Gwenola Bescond (CU)

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.00 Affordances of CMC tools: e-tools for effective international CMC.

Teresa MacKinnon, University of Warwick

14.00- 14.45 Intercultural CMC awareness raising: myth or reality?

Michael Thomas, University of Central Lancashire

14.45 – 15.15 Augmented Reality: Building an App for Italian Learners.

Billy Brick and Tiziana Cervi-Wilson, Coventry University

15.15-.15.45 Round table (chair Marina Orsini-Jones)

Troublesome issues in Computer Mediated Communication for Interaction in Language Learning.

15.45 - 16.15 Close and coffee break

Day 2: online via Languages@Warwick, University of Warwick (virtual link to follow)

(Blackboard Collaborate 12)

10.30 - 10.45 Welcome, virtual coffee and introduction.

10.45 - 11.30 The competences of the telecollaborative teacher.

Robert O’Dowd, University of Leon (Spain)

11.30 - 12 Connecting language learners:

- show and tell: of a virtual French Exchange in Higher Education: #warcler

Teresa MacKinnon, University of Warwick.

Simon Ensor, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand.

-collaborative writing for language learning: using google docs

a project report from Charles Mansfield, University of Portsmouth.

12 - 12.30 virtual lunch and networking.

12.30 - 1.00 Connecting language educators: how and why?

-a sharing session with examples from the global classroom network (Australia), virtual round table (Germany) and etwinning

Michael Graffin

Heike Philp

Helena Butterfield aka @Langwitch, eTwinning ambassador.

1.00 - 1.30 Learning from a PLN: practical examples of networks and resources to support digital skills enhancement.

1.30 - 2.00 Where do I start? collaborative session to share tips for getting your students connecting internationally, a web tour of the uni-collaboration site, e-twinning and global classroom, web 2.0 tools for CMC.

2.00 - 2.30 Round table session: panel including Sarah Guth representing COIL, the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (State University of New York.

Teaching “Generation C.”