Julie Sykes

    Julie Sykes is the Director of the Title VI Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the use of digital technologies for language acquisition with a specific focus on interlanguage pragmatic development and intercultural competence. Her experience includes the design, implementation, and evaluation of online immersive spaces and the creation of place-based, augmented reality mobile games to engage language learners in a variety of non-institutional contexts. She has published various articles on CALL-related topics, including computer-mediated communication and gaming.