One of the challenges in language learning is the opportunity to engage with fluent speakers in the target language. Students also need to have ample opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language throughout the school year. In this workshop, we will explore the use of student podcasting projects to improve listening comprehension and speaking skills. Master Lecturer Betty Rose Facer from Old Dominion University will share insights into how they are successfully using podcasting for faculty and students.
Betty Rose Facer is a Director of the Language Learning Center at Old Dominion University, Betty Rose Facer has over 21 years of experience in managing language resource centers to incorporate technology into the world language classroom, as well as teaching. She is the past President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Language Learning Technology and was elected to serve as IALLT's (International Association for Language Learning Technology) and CALICO's (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) Official Delegate to the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) in Washington, D.C. to identify national needs and to plan national language policies. For the past twenty years, Ms. Facer has collaborated with ODU faculty and students to develop a variety of pedagogical innovations for language teaching and learning. Her research interests focus on technology in second language acquisition, computer-mediated communication, online learning, and mobile-assisted language learning. She has presented papers at IALLT, ACTFL, CALICO and MFLA and her publications appear in ReCALL, IALLT, Computers & Education, and the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies.
Originally published at cslc.nd.edu.