SALRC Sponsored Workshops

Using Technology To Promote Learner-Centered South Asian Language Instruction

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The third SALRC Pedagogy workshop entitled "Using Technology To Promote Learner-Centered South Asian Language Instruction" was held at the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), University of Wisconsin, Madison from June 6th and 10th, 2005.

Twenty five instructors and teaching assistants in nine South Asian languages, representing ten institutions in Indian and America participated.

Organized and directed by Professor Scott Payne from Pennsylvania State University. This workshop introduced participants to innovative uses of technology for designing learner-centered curricula. In particular it examined how new technology can be used to not only promote second/foreign language acquisition and cultural understanding, but also encourage learners to take an active role in their own learning. The workshop format included a combination of presentation, small- and large- group discussion, and hands-on experience with the technologies and techniques demonstrated, such as video and audio recording, etc.

Consult the following links for the power point presentation and screen capture films generated at the workshop:

Power point presentations

Screen capture films