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TESOL 2009 Colloquium

Invited Session


Celebrating 25 years of CALL: Forging new pathways


 Date:  Thursday, March 26, 2009 

Time: 1:00-2:35 (Denver time - 19:00-21:35 GMT)

 Location: Technology Showcase Room (adjacent to the EV)


All are welcome to join us online in the Elluminate Room at http://tinyurl.com/y3eh

(See: http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen/Assuming  we are provided with an unfiltered Internet connection in Denver the URL for the session recording will appear HERE on this wiki afterwards.


Reception: 3:00-4:00 (Technology Showcase Room)

Open Celebration Hours for the 25th Anniversary: Electronic Village -- 2:30-4:30



As the CALL-IS celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its founding, former CALL-IS chairs and experts in CALL reflect on historical and current developments in theory, research, and practice.  Having witnessed the changes over the years, they will highlight major achievements, paths that have been forged, and intriguing future directions.


Time frame
(95 min. total)
Presenters & topics
1:00 - 1:05

Introductions & Protocol: Sandy Wagner, Chair, CALL-IS /

Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Organizer/Incoming Chair, CALL-IS

1:05 - 1:35

5 min. Q&A

 1.       Roger Kenner,  Vance Stevens, and Deborah Healey: the beginnings of

         CALL and the CALL-IS—from vision to reality and beyond
(flyer with various photos of old EV computers - DH)


The presenters for this segment are focusing on paradigm shift.


  1:40 - 1:50
5 min. Q&A

2.       Elizabeth Hanson-Smith: CALL research and theory from 1984 to 2009 -
       A Brief History of CALL - http://colloqtesol09.pbwiki.com/A+Brief+History+of+CALL

1:55 - 2:03

2 min. Q&A

3.       Claire Bradin Siskin: the evolution of language labs

         to language learning media centers 

         Useful links for lab planning and management 

2:05 - 2:15

5 min. Q&A

4.       Phil Hubbard: a look at CALL teacher education through

        the years and into the future

2:20 - 2:30

5 min. Q&A

5.       Karen Price: CALL technology and classroom applications–uncharted

        mountains (or visions of the future)


recording of the session was attempted.  There were problems with acoustics but it's here:





The CALL-IS business meeting later in the day was also recorded, same accoustics problems, but with web cam shots from the meeting:



The following day's CALL-IS Academic Session was recorded:


This is the recording of the CALL-IS Academic Session:



There was no webcam in Denver, but the sound is all there. Jeff Magoto and Dafne Gonzalez presented online.


This is the link to Dafne's presentation:




All the presentations will be uploaded to the session wiki at:



Carla Meskill started the session and David Nunan closed it.


The other presenters:


Jeff Magoto (online with Dafne)

Aiden Yeh

Dafne Gonzalez





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