Slavic and Eurasian Studies

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Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
April 6, 2002
Program

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"


Sponsors:
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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