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Wakatta! A game for practicing vocabulary

Posted by Betsy on October 9, 2015 in InstructionalDesign, Language |

This semester, I am teaching a Japanese course for 4th year students that helps them prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). One of the nice things about the class is that it is very small. However, one of the challenges of teaching a small class is keeping it lively, especially at 9 a.m.! Another […]

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Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan

Posted by Betsy on May 8, 2015 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

Short link to this post: v.gd/jtamws Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan MSU Workshop for Teachers of Japanese I am honored to be the invited presenter at this year’s Japanese Language Teacher Workshop of the Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Michigan State University. The workshop is titled Technology Resources for Teaching Japanese: […]

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Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese

Posted by Betsy on October 14, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

Short link to this post: v.gd/oatjws Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese Japanese Language Teacher Workshop I am honored to be the invited presenter at this year’s Japanese Language Teacher Workshop of the Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Wittenberg University. The workshop is titled Too many choices, where do I […]

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Aurasma – Augmented reality app

Posted by Betsy on May 22, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

I blogged about Aurasma over at the new blog for the Center for Language Teaching Advancement. Aurasma is a really cool (and free!) augmented reality app, so why not check it out?

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AT&T Award for Best Online Course

Posted by Betsy on April 21, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

I’m very proud to announce that I’ve won an AT&T Instructional Technology Award for Best Online Course. You can check out more details about the course on the awards website, and you can experience a small piece of the course on my blog.

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Useful links for LLT 361 – Spring 2014

Posted by Betsy on April 4, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

I talked about digital games for language learning as a guest speaker in Dr. Peter De Costa’s LLT 361 class, Second Language Learning, at MSU on November 14, 2013. I have updated this presentation by taking out tools that didn’t work well or have gone to a paid model and replaced them with new ones. […]

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List of Over 500 Web Tools for Language Learning & Teaching

Posted by Betsy on February 24, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

In celebration of the 500th link added to our list of Web Tools for Language Learning & Teaching, my co-curator and I invite you to use and contribute to the site! Betsy Lavolette, PhD candidate, Second Language Studies, Michigan State University Susan Pennestri, Instructional Technologist at the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship, […]

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Concerto – Open-source Online R-based Adaptive Testing Platform

Posted by Betsy on February 22, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language, OpenSource |

On Thursday, February 27, I’ll be talking to the Faculty Learning Community on Language Learning in Online Environments here at Michigan State University. The topic is Concerto, a testing platform that I used to collect the data for my dissertation. It is made available by the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge. I’m using this […]

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Teaching Japanese for Kids

Posted by Betsy on February 16, 2014 in InstructionalDesign, Language |

I’m blogging about the content of the Japanese for Kids course I’m teaching, primarily for the kids’ parents. The content might be of use to someone who is also teaching Japanese to kids.

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In the spotlight…

Posted by Betsy on November 18, 2013 in Language |

…is where I am for the month of December, on the website of the Second Language Studies program. I feel so honored!

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