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Creating your own event with Eventzil.la

KOTESOL International 2021 Abstract: The team behind Eventzil.la, Gary Ross and Stephen Henneberry, will be giving an informal look at how you can use the system to host your own event, and some pointers and tips to make your event successful. We will be reflecting on the Kotesol2021, and talking about the improvements coming. Eventzil.la […]

Line Official: Students actually get the message

Jalt2020, Eventzil.la (Online) November 21, 2020 18:30 Abstract: This presentation will demonstrate how to use Line with your students for more immediacy in your communication without compromising your personal Line ID. Making use of the free Line Official system, you can set up direct lines of contact with multiple courses without giving out your personal […]

Line Official for Effective Student Communication

OTJ Sessions: Online Teachers Japan, Zoom session June 27, 2020 Session Abstract: In these times of Emergency Remote Teaching, communication with students has become increasingly important. This presentation will discuss the use of Line Official as a means of securing effective communication with students. Line is the main mode of communication for most Japanese university […]

Speaking with your computer: how AI can transform your ESL class today

Gary Ross, Stephen Henneberry, and Glenn Norris JALT-CALL 2019, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan Session abstract: The presenter will demonstrate a free online speaking system, open to all, where students can practice speaking with the voice recognition and synthesis systems built into their browser, and have the computer analyze speech patterns. Online speech represents a […]

An analysis of online speech in the classroom

Gary Ross, Glenn Norris, and Stephen Henneberry JALT-CALL 2019, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan Session abstract: Speech Recognition (computerized listening) and Synthesis (computerized speech), generally shortened to Speech Recognition, is the most important interface development in technology, representing the final stage in human to device interaction. Technologies such as Siri promise to revolutionize our interactions […]

Speaking with your computer: a new way to practice conversation

Gary Ross, Glen Norris, Stephen Henneberry JALT-CALL 2018, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan Poster abstract: Online speech recognition and synthesis, using technologies built into the browser, allow students to practice conversations using a PC or mobile device. This represents a major development in how we can implement speaking practice and will have a significant impact on teaching […]

Digital Assessment of Analog Work

JALT-CALL 2017, Matsuyama University, Shikoku, JAPAN June 17, 14:10 Session Abstract: A look at different workflows for processing handwritten student work, whether in essay, journal, or worksheet form, using digital tools. Such workflows allow for students to maintain possession of their work for review and portfolio building while also allowing the teacher to maintain a […]

Center of Community: Content-Based L2 Blogging

FLEAT VI 2015, Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts, USA Session Abstract: This poster session will discuss the Active Iwami blog project of a seminar class in a rural Japanese university. The concept behind the project was aligned with the universitiy’s “Center of Community” program, which aims to build stronger connections between the campus and the surrounding […]

Managing Your Buzz: Generating Student Enthusiasm

JALT-CALL 2015, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka June 7, 13:20

Cross-Cultural Bilingual Blogging for Language Learning

KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference 2014, COEX, Seoul, Korea October 5th 9:00