Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

Sixth Annual Technology for Second Language Learning Conference

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Developing and evaluating language learning materials

First Page

3

Last Page

15

Conference Title

Sixth Annual Technology for Second Language Learning Conference

Conference Date

September 26-27, 2008

City

Ames, IA

Abstract

At the 2008 Technology for Second Language Learning conference, we were very grateful to have Jim Pusack and Sue Otto of the University of Iowa accept our invitation to appear as invited speakers along with Dorothy Chun (University of California at Santa Barbara) and Sherry Preiss (Pearson Education). The three invited talks provided three perspectives on the complex process of language learning materials development and evaluation. Just three months after the conference, we were shocked and saddened to learn that Jim Pusack died suddenly on December 30, 2008. Jim’s academic career was devoted to exploration of new technologies for developing language learning materials. In fact, his career expresses the importance of language learning materials for students and teachers and asserts an imperative to language educators to develop and seek the most current, interesting, and effective materials possible for our students. It therefore seems fitting to devote this volume of selected papers from the conference to the memory of his career and its contribution to this critical area of our profession.

Comments

This is a conference proceeding from Developing and evaluating language learning materials (2008): 3. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

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