LRC Technology Presentations


· Samantha Wanta is an undergraduate student who received three semesters of SURF funds from the OUR office, doing vocabulary acquisition study under the supervision of Barbara Merten-Brugger and Mingyu Sun. She was also chosen to be one of the poster presentations in the Rotunda event at the Capitol building in Madison. She also presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research conference in April, 2014. The conference committee states: "Chosen from more than 4,000 submissions, your abstract demonstrates a unique contribution to your field of study and we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to present your work to your peers, faculty, and staff from around the world”.

Greicy Katerine Martinez Cruz & Maria del Pilar Fernandez Pedraza were the LRC graduate assistants in 2013. Both of them are master students in the MALLT program and teach in the Spanish department. They presented "Designing Effective Online Oral Activities: How to Improve the use of Digital Tools to Develop Oral Skills", the Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers (WAFLT), 2013 Fall Conference, Appleton, WI.

Timothy John Mackenzie is a master student in the MALLT program. He has been working as a program assistant at the LRC and in the Japanese program. He was recently offered a full-time job with an anime company called Right-Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment, because of his excellent language skills as well as technology skills.

Vivian Chiang is a PHD student in linguistics. She has been doing research with the LRC on student's grammar acquisition using animation. Her proposal "Animation, Grammar and Assessment: A Case Study on the Acquisition of the Particle LE in Mandarin Chinese" was accepted to present in the upcoming 2014 conference at CALICO (the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium". The conference is the most prestigious one in the field and highly competitive.

Peter John Grzywacz, another undergraduate student who is currently taking Japanese was granted fund from the OUR office to do research in corpus linguistics under the supervision of Prof. Jason Jones and Mingyu Sun. He was just accepted to a study abroad program in Japan.

Technology Trends Presentation: Glogster Video April 29th, 2010 - Khuloud Labanieh & Rosemarie Feiza-Lenz

Technology Trends Workshop Video

In this hands-on workshop, we shared classroom activities and assignments created using recent technologies such as Glogster. Participants discovered a wealth of resources that offer learners easy access to authentic materials and unlimited opportunities to get extra practice. If you missed it, view the video of the presentation from the thumbnail link above!

Technology Trends Workshop Video April 15th, 2010 - Anita Alkhas & Mingyu Sun

Technology Trends Workshop Video

In this hands-on workshop, we shared classroom activities and assignments created using recent technologies such as Jing, TokBox, Glogster, Lingt and more. Participants discovered a wealth of resources that offer learners easy access to authentic materials and unlimited opportunities to get extra practice. If you missed it, view the video of the presentation from the thumbnail link above!

Using Podcasting and Skype in Spanish Language Classes - Nancy Bird-Soto & Maria del Pilar Melgarejo-Acosta , Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Nancy Birdsoto will present her podcasting project and offer insights as to usage in intermediate to advanced-level Spanish classes. Maria del Pilar Melgarejo-Acosta will present her Skype class project to show how her students improve their language proficiency as well as have access to a new cultural experience beyond the borders of the classroom.
Web site that contains Nancy Bird-Soto's podcasts project

View below the Power Point presentation by Maria del Pilar Melgarejo-Acosta