The international conference on Intercultural Learning in the Digital Age: Building up Telecollaborative Networks and the VI Valencian Workshop on Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Gamification & Communicative Competence will be held at both the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) from 7 to 9 November, 2019.
The iTECLA research Project and the SILVA research group from the University of Valencia, together with the CAMILLE research group from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, are delighted to invite you to the conference and workshop to be held at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication of the University of Valencia and the Department of Applied Linguistics of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, respectively.
The conference brings together educators, researchers, graduate students, and other professionals involved in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Computer-Assisted Language Learning worldwide. An optional extended paper or book chapter can be submitted for publication as a double-blind peer-reviewed contribution in a) a volume edited by Comares (www.comares.com), which ranks 11th on the ILIA-CSIC Scholarly Publishers Indicators List of the most prestigious publishing houses worldwide; b) The Eurocall Review (ISSN 1695-2618, https://polipapers.upv.es/index.php/eurocall) or c) a IULMA Monograph published by the University of Valencia (www.iulma.es).
The theme of Intercultural Learning in the Digital Age covers areas including Telecollaboration or Virtual Exchange and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), intercultural communication, education for sustainable development, gamification, teacher education and professional development, open education, task design, digital literacies, digital games-based and problem-based learning, mobile-assisted learning, MOOC design and practice, open educational resources and practices, blended learning models, creative and innovative pedagogy, and student engagement.
The Intercultural Learning in the Digital Age international conference and the VI Valencian Workshop on Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Gamification & Communicative Competence will discuss and explore how educational theories and practices are driving, responding to and facilitating intercultural communication and learning in the current digital age. Topics discussed will include: How are our educational systems changing in our current context of liquid modernity (Bauman, 2007), globalisation and massive migratory movements across the globe? How are educators responding to the constant mobility and changes in relationships and identities within our highly complex societies? How can we cross global boundaries while promoting mutual understanding and critical values in the classroom? What will education and teaching be like once normalisation (Bax, 2002) of ICT has been fully achieved? How will this digital immersion transform the ways and environments in which intercultural communication and learning take place? How can gamification, fan fiction, etc. disclose new avenues to enhance intercultural communication and learner collaboration?
More information: http://itecla.uv.es/itecla-conference/?fbclid=IwAR1u89_d7q86cVCxxfBgWGH3pB75Ode8QWCFtdNU9PYzZPpwSDr5aebjuqQ