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Schedule (updated 10/6/09)

Pre-conference event – CULTURA: Web-based Intercultural Exchanges

12:00-1:00 Registration check-in* Imin Center lanai
1:00-1:30  Introductory remarks
David Hiple, NFLRC, U. of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Keoni Auditorium
1:30-3:00 A tour of Cultura and of the Cultura Community Site
Gilberte Furstenberg & Sabine Levet, M.I.T., Cambridge [USA-FRANCE]
Keoni Auditorium
3:00-3:15 Break / Afternoon refreshments Imin Center lanai
3:15-3:45 Presentation of the Cultura Exchange Tool
Sabine Levet
Keoni Auditorium
3:45-4:30 Panel 1: Designing a web-based intercultural exchange: challenges and pitfalls
  • Dorothy Chun, UC Santa Barbara [USA-GERMANY]
  • Yoichi Tsuji, Tezukayama Gakuin Izumigaoka High School, Japan & Cindy Wong, Moanalua High School, Honolulu [JAPAN-USA]
Moderator: Stephen Tschudi, NFLRC, UH Manoa
Keoni Auditorium

* If you have registered for both Cultura & the LLCMC Conference, you can check in for both at the same time.

Pre-conference event – CULTURA: Web-based Intercultural Exchanges

8:30-9:00 Registration check-in* / Coffee service Imin Center lanai
9:00-9:45 Panel 2: What language to use for communication (native vs. target)?
  • David Hiple [HAWAI‘I-FRANCE]
  • Imelda Gasmen & Lilibeth Robotham, UH Manoa, Nenita Domingo, UCLA [HAWAI‘I-CALIFORNIA]
Moderator:  Sabine Levet
Keoni Auditorium
9:45-10:30 Panel 3: What makes for a “successful” intercultural forum?
  • Guy Kellogg, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu [HAWAI‘I-FRANCE]
  • Gilberte Furstenberg [USA-FRANCE]
Moderator:  David Hiple
Keoni Auditorium
10:30-10:45 Break / Coffee service Imin Center lanai
10:45-11:15 Panel 4: The tools: which seem most appropriate for intercultural exchanges? Do different tools lead to different types of interactions?
  • Sarah Guth, U. of Padova, Italy via Skype videoconference from Italy [ITALY-USA]
Moderators:  Gilberte Furstenberg & Stephen Tschudi
Keoni Auditorium
11:15-12:30 Panel 5: What happens in the classroom? = the roles of teachers and learners
  • Jim Crappota, Barnard College, New York City, via Skype videoconference from New York [USA-SPAIN]
  • Denise Ah Sue, Farrington High School/UH Manoa, Toso Fo'ifua, Farrington High School, Chrissy Lam Yuen,  UH Manoa, & Evile Feleti, American Samoa Community College, Pago Pago [HAWAI‘I-AMERICAN SAMOA]
  • Evelyn Wade, UC Santa Barbara [USA-GERMANY]
Moderator:  Sabine Levet & Stephen Tschudi
Keoni Auditorium
12:30-1:30 Lunch Wailana Room
1:30-2:15 Panel 6: Evaluating online intercultural understanding: the different modes
  • Stephen Tschudi & Song Jiang, UH Manoa [HAWAI‘I-CHINA]
  • Sabine Levet [USA-FRANCE]
Moderator:  Dorothy Chun
Keoni Auditorium
2:15-3:00 Final discussions / wrap up
Dorothy Chun, Gilberte Furstenberg, Sabine Levet, & Stephen Tschudi
Keoni Auditorium

Conference – Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC)

3:00-4:00 Registration / Afternoon refreshments Imin Center lanai
4:00-5:00 Opening plenary - "Virtual Communities = Real Communication?"
Gilberte Furstenberg
      The Internet provides an ever increasing number of opportunities for peer-to-peer communication, and different online learning communities are assembling every day around the world. But does the multiplicity of media and modes automatically translate into better communication?
     How do we, as teachers, ensure that “real” communication takes place? What are the key factors that can help us define what it is? What modes of assessment make the most sense? What are the pitfalls to avoid?
      These are some of the questions Gilberte Furstenberg will raise as she reflects upon her twelve-year experience designing and using the web-based intercultural project Cultura, In the process, she will share the broad, overall pedagogical principles that have guided her work with technology and the lessons she has learned along the way.
Keoni Auditorium
5:00-6:30 Opening reception NFLRC lanai

Conference – Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC)

8:00-9:00 Registration (Imin Center lanai)  / Coffee service (2nd floor hallway)
9:00-9:30 Opening ceremony (Keoni Auditorium)
Session I
Dynamic assessment and feedback in a Tri-modal SCMC
Maria Cetto & Robert Blake (Asia Room)

We will discuss the components of a new rubric for carrying out a dynamic assessment (DA) of L2  development implemented within a Tri-modal (e.g. video, audio, text) SCMC environment and integrated with the classroom curriculum.  The rubric builds on the successes reported in the literature for face-to-face DA procedures.
The future of language learning in virtual worlds
Dongping Zheng, Kristi Newgarden, Jiawen Wang, & Naiyi Xie (Pacific Room)
Virtual worlds have recently gained popularity in language learning and technology communities However, the affordances and potentiality of virtual embodiment has not been fully explored. Examining practices in Second Life, we hope to provide a “think piece” that will arouse further discussion of good design and practices in virtual worlds.
10:15-10:30  Break / Coffee service (2nd floor hallway)
Session II
NS/NNS SCMC: Intercultural communication in participatory online environments
Adrienne Gonzales (Asia Room)
Studies show that SCMC can impact L2 learning in a variety of areas (oral communication, pragmatics).  This presentation discusses the acquisition of leave-takings by Spanish language learners through participation with native speakers in Livemocha (a natural, participatory online SCMC environment), and the implications of this online community for longitudinal learning.
How do you say…? A critical discourse analysis of intercultural language learning in
Elizabeth Deifell, Akiko Hagiwara, & Katharina Kley (Pacific Room)
Using critical discourse analysis (CDA), we analyze how multilingual participants claim authority and how power structures develop in an asynchronous CMC community, We examine the similarities and differences in normative practices while describing the meanings of food vocabulary and idioms within three bilingual forum communities (German-English, Japanese-English, Spanish-English).  
Session III 11:15-12:30 Resituating selves: Discourse socialization in a community of practice through computer-mediated communication
MyungJeong Ha (Asia Room)
The purpose of this study is to explore what it means to become enculturated into an academic disciplinary discourse, especially as enacted and fostered in computer-mediated discussions. I explore issues of identity in academic discourse, using discourse analysis and ethnographic observations to analyze computer-mediated discussions by non-native novice graduate students.  
Videoconference for Japanese language curriculum
Akemi Morioka (Pacific Room)
The Japanese language program at UCI has been conducting videoconferences with English learners in Japan over the past five years. My presentation will discuss the results of participating in this videoconference, including our experiences with the technology, forms of conversation, discussion topics, student reactions, and influences on their learning motivation.
12:30-1:45 Lunch (Wailana Room)
Session IV
It isn't new, but it's new to me
Guy Kellogg (Asia Room)
This session considers both synchronous and asynchronous CMC as problem solving tools for administrators and students at a community college in Hawai‘i. Three unique situations will be described: tutoring for deaf students, recruitment and placement of international students, and “web- enhanced” classes for increased contact time for ESOL learners. Each situation will be examined from the perspective of the College's strategic planning framework.
Applying computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) principles and practices to telecollaboration
Daniel Roggenkamp (Pacific Room)
This presentation explores how principles and design elements of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) can be applied to telecollaboration in foreign language education (FLE), and proposes telecollaborative activities and design elements with an eye towards CSCL.
Session V
Language cafés for intercultural exchange: A demonstration project (special presentation)
Stephen Tschudi (Keoni Auditorium)
The UH NFLRC has sponsored the development of four on-line cafés enabling heritage learners of Filipino, Japanese, and Samoan and learners of business Chinese to meet across distance and to engage in a process of intercultural exchange inspired by MIT's Cultura project. As a lead-in to the following hands-on "e-Poster" session, this plenary session will present the distinctive stories of these four language cafés, each of which was developed to target a specific audience in a specific cultural context. The presenter will describe the design and development process, highlighting the specific aims of each café, and touch on the experience of each café cohort during the exchange, preparing audience members to get to know each café in greater depth in the following session.
3:15-3:30 Break / Afternoon refreshments (Imin Center lanai)
3:30-5:00 E-poster sessions (Moore Hall 153)
Come and meet the designers and instructors, and even some student participants, in each of the four NFLRC on-line language cafés in Filipino, Japanese, Samoan, and Chinese. Each café group will be open for drop-in visits in a media room, where you will see examples from the actual intercultural exchange web sites, hear stories of what happened during the design and exchange process, learn more about the unique aims of each of these cafés, and raise questions for informal discussion.

Conference – Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC)

8.30-9:00 Registration (Imin Center lanai) / Coffee service (2nd floor hallway)
Session VI
Language learning through social networks
Chin-Hsi Lin & Mark Warschauer (Asia Room)
Exploring the demographics of language learners and their motivation to use Livemocha, 17,895 valid survey responses were collected. Variables were individual backgrounds and learning purposes, goals, tools, and hours of study/week. Learning purposes, targeted skills, and learning tools have an impact on hours per week engaged in language learning. 
WWW: Learning the craft and the content
Tan Bee Hoon (Pacific Room)
This study explores Writing With Wiki (WWW) in an ESL tertiary context. Students use Wiki to collaboratively write the textbook for a content course. The task allows them writing to learn the course content while learning the craft of writing. The dual purposes of writing help them gain confidence as English language users.
Session VII
Task-based motivation in an online chat classroom connecting Japan and Taiwan
Mark R. Freiermuth & Hsin-chou Huang (Asia Room)
In this paper, we discuss the motivating effects of using online chat as a tool for real communication in English. Specifically, we examined the experiences of 19 EFL university students in Taiwan and 20 EFL university students in Japan who resolved a task together in an online chat classroom.
Language learning communities via social robotics & videoconferencing
Lance Askildson (Pacific Room)
The present study sought to investigate an innovative approach to foreign language interaction with native speakers via the emerging field of social robotics. Using a self-propelled robot controlled via Wi-Fi and capable of both video and audio transmission, a program of student-driven interaction was developed between a US university language center and an international counterpart. The social robotics approach allowed students in each language center to interact with each other in an unstructured and extremely authentic manner. This session will report the results of this experiment and provide a brief demonstration. Implications for second language pedagogy and future research will be discussed.
10:30-10:45 Break / Coffee service (2nd floor hallway)
Session VIII
Expanding the ARC: Is there a place for CMC?
Tony Cripps (Asia Room)
This paper examines an ESP group project. It investigates how two classes of freshmen students used the online forum function in the Moodle platform to help them with a CALL task-based project. The presentation will include samples of student synchronous and asynchronous CMC interaction and their final presentations.
New methods and new research questions for studying virtual environments
Dongping Zheng & David Wood (Pacific Room)
Second Life, World of Warcraft, and Facebook are where digital natives dwell. However, research methods and data analysis tools lag behind development of these virtual communities. In this paper, we will situate Transana video/audio analytic tool in the analysis of language learner virtual (inter)actions in Second Life. 
Session IX
Thinking globally and locally in intercultural exchanges
Dorothy Chun & Evelyn Reder Wade (Keoni Auditorium)
In this paper, we report on a Cultura-based project conducted between partner classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a German university.  Based on synchronous text chats, we explore “thinking globally and locally” in two ways: (1) the global vs. local topics that students chose to discuss, and (2) the global or general types of speech acts vs. the local or specific types of speech acts that students used to show interest and curiosity, two of Byram’s components of intercultural communicative competence.
12:15-1:30 Lunch (Wailana Room)
Special event:
Ka ‘Olelo Hawai‘i: It’s More Than Aloha
Naomi Losch (Pacific Room)
Hawaiian and English are the official languages of the State of Hawai‘i. Learn about the state of the Hawaiian language, its decline and efforts to revitalize it. Get a glimpse of the language and learn some useful basic phrases.
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:15 Special event:
‘O wai Na Hawai‘i?  Who are the Hawaiians?
Naomi Losch (Pacific Room)
Hawai‘i was settled by seafaring Polynesians long before European explorers ventured beyond their shores. Find out about the lifestyle of the people of this most isolated archipelago in the world and how life has evolved since Western contact. 

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