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Developer's Showcase March 22 3pm

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To join this live event, click here

Recording: https://youtu.be/1g3Lm21nBP4


Session Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Session Time: 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm PDT (Seattle)


Title  Summary  Links to materials 
Gordon Bateson, Kochi University of Technology, Japan (bateson.gordon@kochi-tech.ac.jp)

Alex Vazhenin, University of Aizu, Japan (vazhenin@u-aizu.ac.jp)

John Brine, University of Aizu, Japan (brine@u-aizu.ac.jp)


Simplifying Grading in the Moodle Assignment Module 



This showcase will introduce and demonstrate a new graphical interface for awarding points quickly and unobtrusively in Moodle's Assignment module. Attendees will see how this flexible interface significantly reduces the number of clicks and the amount of typing required to input grades for Moodle Assignment activities.  

Adam Leskis, Independent Learning Materials Engineer, UK (adam.leskis@gmail.com) 



Two Web-Based Mini-Games for Writing Revision Practice 


These two mini-games are micro-materials focused on discrete sub-tasks of revising writing. The first incorporates revising over- generalized simple past forms of irregular verbs, while the second involves features selected by the player (e.g., subject/verb agreement) in the context of authentic sentences. 



Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, Iowa State University, USA (evgeny@iastate.edu) A Research-Based System for Learning of Vocabulary and Pronunciation 


A research-based, adaptive, intelligent tutoring system for vocabulary and pronunciation skills that requires negligible time commitment from the teacher and only takes the students 10 minutes per day (outside of class). Double-blind, controlled studies have demonstrated significant improvement of target skills in students (e.g. a 3-fold increase in vocabulary retention). 

Claire Bradin Siskin, Edvista, USA (csiskin@edvista.com) 


Streamlining the Development Process with LiveCode 
 "LiveCode Scripts for Language Learning" simplifies the process of creating CALL activities. Teachers and developers can use it to see various scripts in operation. They can copy the scripts and paste them into their own applications. "LiveCode Scripts for Language Learning" is available as a free download. 

Presentation slides


LiveCode Scripts for Language Learning: http://www.edvista.com/claire/rev/scripts.html


LiveCode for Language Learning: http://www.edvista.com/claire/rev/


Smartphone app brimmEng: http://www.edvista.com/claire/apps/brimmeng.html


Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan (tom@tomrobb.com)

Tetsuya Nagare, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan (g1445025@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp) 


PeerEval for Electronic Rubric-Based Evaluation of Presentations 


"PeerEval" allows listeners to evaluate presentations electronically using a rubric set by their teacher. It offers a painless way for teachers to compile multiple evaluations that result when doing 'carousel-type' presentations with the speakers rotating around several groups.   
Gary Ross, Kanazawa University, Japan (gary@p.kanazawa-u.ac.jp) 

Online Speech: A New Way to Practice Conversation 


This talk will demonstrate an online system, open to anyone to use, developed by the presenter where students can role-play and drill using hundreds of conversations using voices of almost any nationality, but also where such conversations are automatically graded and analyzed. 

Presentation slides





Bill Stout, Georgetown, USA (wts@georgetown.edu)





Andrew Bowman, Wichita State University, USA (ielc.lab@wichita.edu) 




Enhanced SPEAK 


Computerized speaking activities used for assessment purposes can be intimidating to students. In addition, designing such tests can be difficult due to the variety of factors involved. This presentation will review one institution's implementation of a web-based, interactive speaking application that challenges and prepares test-takers without overwhelming them. 


Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan (tom@tomrobb.com) 




Viewprog for Tracking Student use of Multiple Sites 


One barrier to increasing student usage of multiple online activities is the need for the instructor to log onto each site to monitor progress. Viewprog.com is a free site that collects data from multiple sites into a simple class page with a columnar view of progress on each site. 




Presenter Bios: 
Gordon Bateson

Alex Vazhenin

John Brine

Adam Leskis completed his MA TESOL at Northern Arizona University in 2007 and spent the next 8 years teaching internationally. He has recently switched careers to software development with the goal of creating digital materials for language learners. He is committed to exploring the potential for applications to go beyond the reproduction of traditional materials in digital form.
Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen is an assistant professor in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University. His research work includes using cognitive linguistics, computer science, and natural language processing to design, build, and evaluate technologies for second language learning and assessment.
Claire Bradin Siskin is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She is a former member of the Board of Directors of TESOL and has served as chair of the CALL Interest Section of TESOL and chair of the Executive Board of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). She has taught English and conducted workshops in 20 countries outside the U. S. Her principal interests are faculty development and research in CALL. 
Thomas Robb 

Tetsuya Nagare

Gary Ross has been developing, designing, and programming web sites for over 20 years, and previously ran his own web design consultancy company in Japan. Presently, he is an Associate Professor at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he is Director of English in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences developing the online-learning program. His research interests are online speech, usability, and mobile. He is also the webmaster for the CALL sig of the Japanese Association of Language Teachers.

Bill Stout
Andrew Bowman is the coordinator of the Intensive English Language Center computer lab at Wichita State University.  His main interests are designing and coding applications for ESOL students and their teachers.  One of his most recent projects relates to today's presentation about audio recording.



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