Finding Gems in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Clues from GLoCALL 2011 and 2012 Papers

Finding Gems in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Clues from GLoCALL 2011 and 2012 Papers

Jeong-Bae Son (Faculty of Education, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia) and Klaus-Dieter Rossade (Faculty of Education and Language Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/ijcallt.2013100101
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Abstract

A large number of papers on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) are presented at international conferences such as the Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL) conference every year. Considering that diverse and innovative ways of using CALL technologies and techniques are reported through the papers, it should be meaningful to have a close look at them in order to see the flow of the development of CALL. This article attempts to explore some emerging trends, issues and topics discussed in the field of CALL by looking at papers presented at the GLoCALL 2011 and GLoCALL 2012 conferences and describing three papers selected for this Special Issue from the two conferences. It serves as an introduction to the Special Issue and an invitation to CALL researchers and practitioners to participate in finding real gems in CALL.
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Globalization And Localization In Call

The GLoCALL conference series is held in a different location every year. Table 1 summarises actual sites where GLoCALL conferences were held in the past. In the cases of the first and second GLoCALL conferences, the conferences took the form of a travelling road show with organising committee members, plenary speakers and whoever else wished to give presentations at both locations.

Table 1.
GLoCALL conference sites 2007-2012
#YearDatesConference Venue
1GLoCALL 20072 – 7 November 2007Hanoi University, Hanoi & SEAMEO RETRAC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2GLoCALL 20087 – 12 November 2008Hotel Ciputra Jakarta & Grand Quality Hotel Yogyakarta, Indonesia
3GLoCALL 20098 – 11 December 2009Chiang Mai University & The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
4GLoCALL 20101 – 3 December 2010Universiti Malaysia Sabah & Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
5GLoCALL 201127 – 29 October 2011De La Salle University & Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines
6GLoCALL 201218 – 20 October 2012Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China

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