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CFP: DLL2C & AZ-CALL 2016 a hybrid symposium on research and practice
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CFP: DLL2C & AZ-CALL 2016 a hybrid symposium on research and practice, Tucson, Arizona, USA, October 3-8, 2016

4/4/2016 to 5/23/2016
When: Monday, April 4, 2016
Where: United States

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DLL2C & AZ-CALL 2016

a hybrid symposium on research and practice

Digital Literacies In and Beyond the L2 Classroom with Arizona Computer-Assisted Language Learning

October 3-8, 2016


Abstract deadline: May 23

As new technology-mediated forms of interaction, learning, and meaning making have increasingly become integrated into all domains of life, from everyday to academic, foreign language educators and researchers have embraced the concept of Digital Literacies to frame new understandings and pedagogies. At the same time, the field of CALL (Computer-assisted Language Learning) has also evolved to consider new technologies as tutors, tools, environments, and ecologies for language learning. Theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical practices have differed, even as goals align.

This year’s DLL2C symposium, Digital Literacies and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning: Interdisciplinary Intersections and Interactions, will be co-convened with AZ-CALL, a conference that brings together CALL researchers and practitioners from across the region. The joint symposium will be sponsored by CERCLL (the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy) with support from units at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. On October 8 there will be live webcast and in-person events, including several panels and keynotes by Heather Lotherington of York University, and Steve Thorne of Portland State University/University of Groningen.

Digital presentations will be hosted online during the week of October 3. Asynchronous fora (discussion threads) will allow for question-and-answer for the entire week, and presenters may conduct synchronous chat at designated times as well. Details on formatting, hosting, and submitting final presentations will be provided to accepted presenters. Presentations from the 2014 event may be viewed online at the above URL.

Research studies, theoretical discussions, and exemplary practices are all equally welcome. While the special theme of the joint symposium is Interdisciplinary Intersections and Interactions, presentations need not address both DL and CALL, and may focus on a topic in one area. These might include, but are not limited to:

Digital Literacies   

  • as multimodal
  • as everyday and academic
  • and informal learning
  • and digital gaming
  • and social media
  • and authorship (blogs, fan fiction, digital storytelling, etc.)
  • agency, and identity
  • and multilingualism
  • and language ecology
  • competences, and proficiencies
  • access and digital divides 

Computer-Assisted Language Learning 

  • Assessment
  • Autonomous and informal learning
  • Blended and online learning
  • CMC
  • Corpus informed research or pedagogy
  • Digital Gaming
  • Mobile language learning
  • MOOCs
  • Research methodology
  • Social networking
  • Teacher education
  • Telecollaboration

To submit a proposal, please send an email with your name, title, institution, and a 350 word abstract describing your proposed presentation to

Please see the symposium website for more details.

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