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Apps4EFL.com: Activities, Tools and Digital Assignments for English Teachers and Learners
CALL SIG, Japan
Apps4EFL.com is a Web-based Language Learning (WBLL) platform which has been designed and developed by the presenter since 2014. Over the past 4 years, the site has grown from 6 web-apps to over 30 activities, tools and assignment types for English teachers and learners.
All of the apps are cross-device compatible, take advantage of the latest HTML5 technologies, and are underpinned by sound pedagogical principles. The site is offered completely free of charge and without advertisements. It includes a fully-comprehensive Learner Management System (LMS).
In this presentation, the developer will explain and demonstrate the site's latest features and functionality.
Developing and Coordinating People, Places, and Materials as Resources in Self-Access
Y. Imamura, C. Edlin
Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
This poster highlights key points in the process of development and coordination of resources for a self-access center at an international university in Japan, focusing on the time around its move into a new, purpose-built building. In addition to physical materials, we attend to physical environments and people as learning resources. Learning environment design is considered from both a perspective of supporting learning at basic physiological and psychological levels (Edlin, 2016) and of developing physical spaces into spaces for social activity and learning (Murray, 2014). Special attention is paid to the support for and effects of social affordances and community.
An Activity Based Approach To Extensive Reading: Creative Alternatives To Boring Book Reports
Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
One of the challenges for the teacher in attempting to either assess or monitor Extensive Reading is whether the reported reading has actually taken place. Book reports are a repetitive task that can take away from the student’ enjoyment of reading and be as time consuming as the reading itself. This presentation will share an activity based approach to checking the students’ progress, using fifteen short creative tasks that are self-selected by students and vary each week, to help the teacher keep track of what the students are reading and assist discussions.
The Influence of Extensive Reading Book Displays on Library Circulation Patterns
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
As part of a university extensive reading program, themed displays of library books are curated every month when school is in session. How do these displays influence students’ choices of reading materials? Are students more likely to select a book that is on display rather than searching the shelves for reading materials? By examining library circulation data, and comparing the circulation of particular titles during the time they are on display with other months when they are not on display, the effectiveness of displays can be shown.