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Modern and classical languages department hosts conference

Friday, July 12, 2013

The department of modern and classical languages at Missouri State University recently hosted the Missouri modern languages and modern technologies (Mo3) conference on June 7-8. This workshop was an opportunity for K-12 and university foreign language teachers to learn more about integrating technology into their language courses.

This year’s conference theme, “My electronic device and I: The relevance of technology in the classroom,” showcased the relationship between technology, teaching and language-learning. The presentations included a variety of topics, such as student engagement, social networking sites, blogs, clickers, Smartphones and curricular innovation.

At the conference, five of Missouri State University’s faculty spoke on a variety of topics.

  • Dr. Jason Jolley, department head of modern and classical languages, presented SLO’s, OERs and IPA’s: Language Educators as Proficiency Experts in the Digital Age.
  • Dr. Julie Johnson, associate professor of modern and classical languages, discussed Everything Old is New Again.
  • Anne Colombo, instructor of modern and classical languages, shared Integrating MyLanguageLab to your Online, Hybrid and Face-to-Face Classes.
  • Brandon Decker, English Language Institute academic specialist, presented The Socrative Clicker: In and Out of a Second Language Classroom.
  • Bruce Richards, instructional designer for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, discussed Engaging Your Students One Conversation at a Time: Perceived Effectiveness of Web Conferencing Tool.

For more information, contact Tinsley at (417) 836-5122.

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