The 2020 L2DL symposium includes a week of online presentations and discussions and culminates on October 24, 2020, with a day of talks by invited speakers, accessible in person at the University of Arizona and livestreamed online. Digital presentations will be hosted online during the week of October 19, with asynchronous fora (discussion threads) allowing for question-and-answer during the entire week.
The 2020 symposium explores intersections between international education, digital literacies, and virtual exchange. The organizers invite proposals for digital presentations from individuals and institutions that are focused on online intercultural education, virtual exchange, collaborative online international learning, and technology-enabled global learning. Research studies, theoretical think pieces, and exemplary practices are all equally welcome. Contributions addressing this year’s special theme, Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange, are encouraged, but presentations that address other aspects of L2 Digital Literacies will be considered as well.
Possible topics for the special theme might include, but are not limited to the following:
- Critical Perspectives on L2 Digital Discourses and Intercultural Online Learning
- Innovative Pedagogies, Transdisciplinarity, and Practice
- Research Perspective on Virtual Exchange and Digital Literacies