Slavic and Eurasian Studies

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Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
April 6, 2002

9:00-9:15 am                Welcome

Thomas J. Garza, Director, CREEES, UT Austin

9:00-9:15 am                Keynote

Richard D. Brecht, Director, National Foreign Language Center, Washington DC
"IT without ID is not PC: Instructional/Informational Technology without Instructional Design is Not Professionally Correct"

9:45-11:15 am               Session I: Lessons from UT Classrooms

Orlando Kelm, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese, UT Austin
"Imitating How Technology is Used in Society and Applying It in Language Instruction"
Carl Blyth, Professor, French & Italian, UT Austin
"Français Interactif: Online French Course"

11:30-12:45 pm            Session II: Distance Learning and Self Instruction

Pete Smith, Vice President for Distance Education, UT Arlington
"The Hollow Feeling in the Hallowed Halls: How Teaching Russian On-Line Left Me Pedagogically 'Flattened'"
James Bernhardt, Chair, Department of Asian, Slavic and Arabic Languages, Foreign Service Institute
"Out and About: Using Technology to Meet the Training Needs of Under-Served Populations"

2:00-3:30 pm                Session III: Web Based Instruction in Russian and Central Asian Languages

Maria D. Lekic, Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
"Building a Network to Support the LCTLs: the Case of RussNet"
Ken Peterson, American Councils for International Education, Washington DC
"CENASIANET Video Modules: Working with Multimedia in a Network-Based Language Teaching Environment"

3:30-4:45 pm                Session IV: Eastern Europe

Eva Szabo, Instructor of Hungarian, Foreign Service Institute
"Ahead of the Curve: Using Technology in the Instruction of Hungarian at FSI"
Krystina Smith, Instructor of Polish, Foreign Service Institute
"Distance Learning in Polish"

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The College of Liberal Arts

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