The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2013

full name / name of organization: 
IAFOR
contact email: 
actc@iafor.org

The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"

Technology is all around us. Long gone are the days when we could just walk into a classroom with a handful of papers and a piece of chalk. Even if we are in an environment that is lacking resources, our students with mobile phones, internet café, and social networking, are exposed to technology daily. And new uses of technology are being introduced daily. These new uses show how innovation and creativity go hand-in-hand. We invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACTC2013 as we examine technology’s impact upon our classrooms, share what innovations we are currently implementing, and look to the future imagining the role technology will play in education.

Special Theme: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"

The conference theme is "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to technology in the classroom, including the following streams:

Beyond Web 2.0
Computer Adaptive Testing
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Digital literacy
e-Assessment and new Assessment Theories and Methodologies
e-learning and collaborative learning
Education in a virtual world
Future Classrooms
Human computer interaction
Instructional Technology
Integrating e-learning in classroom based language teaching
Interactive Whiteboard technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.)
Language Labs
Learning Systems Platforms
Mobile learning
Mobile technologies
Moodle and Classroom Teaching
Multimedia
New Technologies
Open and distance learning technologies
Social networking
Support Centers
Teaching online
Telecollaboration
Video Podcasting
Virtual and personal learning environments
Virtual Communities
Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
Web-based Learning
Web-based Writing Education
Wikis, Blogs, and Online Journals

Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1 2013
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Within two weeks of submitting an abstract
Deadline for submission of full papers: June 1 2013
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: April 1 2013
ACTC Conference: April 25-28 2013

Confirmed Featured Speakers

Steve Cornwell
Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Jogakuin University

Insung Jung
Professor of Education, The International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Eiko Kato
President and Professor, Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

Lisa Donohoe Luscombe
Education Program Associate and Project Manager, The English Language and Nonproliferation (ELAN) Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA

Dr Shamim Ali
Lecturer, National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan

Steven Herder
Assistant Professor, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan

Barbara B. Lockee
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach in the School of Education, Virginia Tech, USA

Marjo Hannele Mitsutomi
Professor and Head of English Language Teaching Practices and the Language Development Intercultural Studies Center, Akita International University, Japan

Thomas Robb
Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan

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