At a glance

"L' intelligence ce n'est pas ce que l'on sait mais ce que l'on fait quand on ne sait pas" (J.Piaget)

My disciplines 

Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Systems Design, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

My current research topics

Motivational language tasks, natural language processing, educational engineering, distributed design of multimodal learning environments, transdisciplinarity, Open Data, contextualization.

"Don't blend, design"

My service

My upcoming & recent events

Organizer XXIst International CALL Research Conference “Smart CALL”, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 8-10 July 2022 (www.call2022.org).

Invited keynote "Blended learning, flipped classrooms, 21st century skills, digital natives and other Trojan horses in education”, ULEAD 2021, Çanakkale, Turkey, 26-28 November, 2021.

Invited keynote “Motivational task design in multimodal learning environments”, NTELT 2021, Vancouver, Canada, 22 September 2021 (https://ntelt.com/). Online conference.

Invited keynote “Multimodality as a transdisciplinary concept: from technology to psychology”, INTE 2021 (International Conference on New Horizons in Education), Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus, 2-3 September 2021 (https://www.int-e.net/). Online conference.

Invited seminar “How to choose e-Learning tools for 21st century skills” at “Quality Education Fund Project (Primary) 2020/21” dissemination event at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 27 August 2020. Online seminar.

Track Program Chair ICALT 2021– 21th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, July 12 – 15, 2021 (https://tc.computer.org/tclt/icalt-2021-track-8-tell/). Online conference.

Invited keynote “The role of Open Data and Corpora in the Contextualization of the Language Learning and Teaching process ”, International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching  & International Conference on Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching 2021(TeLLT & CoLLT 2021), Hong Kong, July 7-9, 2021 (https://www.eduhk.hk/lml/telltcollt2021/). Online conference.

Honorary chair 4th Pedagogy and Practice in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (PPTELL 2021) conference, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), 28-30 June, 2021 (https://pptell2021.tcsl.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php). Online conference.

Invited keynote “Multimodality as a transdisciplinary concept: the case of contextualization”, 4th Pedagogy and Practice in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (PPTELL 2021) conference, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), 28-30 June, 2021 (https://pptell2021.tcsl.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php). Online conference.

Invited keynote “From Emergency Remote Teaching to Multimodal Learning: an ecological design perspective”,  Integrating online and offline language teaching: Research, practice and praxis Symposium, Dalian University of Foreign Languages (China), 26 June  2021. Online conference.

Invited seminars “Smart CALL: role, shape and affordances of personalization” & “Smart CALL: role, shape and affordances of contextualization”. Visiting scholar Education University Hong Kong, 7-10 June 2021.

Invited keynote “Designing language tasks for acceptance, identification and self-regulation: the role of autonomy”, 11th World Conference on Innovation and Computer Science (INSODE-2021), 11th World Conference on Educational Technology Researches (WCETR-2021) and 9th Global Conference on Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching (LINELT-2021), Kyrenia, North-Cyprus, 29 April 2021. (http://www.linelt.org/). Online conferences.

Chairman doctoral defense Fernando Rosell Aguilar “Evaluating the use of mobile technologies for language learning purposes”, Universitat Politècnica València, 5 February 2021.

Invited paper with Evelyn Spruyt (M. Schroeven): “Toward a task design model for telecollaborative language learning”, Sint-Rita College Kontich, Belgium, 3 December 2020.

Member Program Committee ICCE 2020, 28th International Conference on Computers in Education (TELL), 23-27 November 2020, Online Conference. (https://icce2020.apsce.net/)

Invited plenary “Towards a hypothetical model of the natural language decoding process based on Information Theory” (G.V. Sadykova) at Kazan International Linguistic Summit “Challenges and Trends in World Linguistics”, 20 November 2020. Online conference.

Invited plenary “Towards a transdisciplinary approach: how do applied linguistics and related disciplines interact in Computer Assisted Language Learning?” (G.V. Sadykova) at Kazan International Linguistic Summit “Challenges and Trends in World Linguistics”, 16 November 2020. Online conference.

Online presentation with Evelyn Spruyt: “Naar een designmodel voor mentaal aanvaardbare en motiverende taaltaken: het TECOLA project”, Europese Dag van de Talen, EPOS Vlaanderen, 24 September 2020.

Invited keynote (B. Bai) “Towards a methodological design process for writing tasks” at “Enhancing secondary students’ English writing through 3C-based (Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking) activities, self-regulation strategies and e-learning tools” project dissemination seminar at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (online), 21 August 2020. Online conference.

Member Program Committee ICCE 2019, 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Kenting, Taiwan, 2-6 December 2019.

Invited paper with Evelyn Spruyt (M. Schroeven): “Toward a task design model for telecollaborative language learning”, Sint-Rita College Kontich, Belgium, 5 November 2019.

Member Programme Committee SLaTE 2019 (ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education 2019), Graz, Austria, 20 – 21 September, 2019.

Paper with Phil Hubbard: “Transdisciplinarity as a solution for the complex multidisciplinarity of CALL”, EuroCALL 2019, Louvain-la-Neuve, 29 August 2019.

Workshop (A. Boulton) “Research methodology in CALL journals: do’s and don’ts”, EuroCALL 2019, Louvain-la-Neuve, 28 August 2019.

Organizer XXth International CALL Research Conference “Social CALL”, Education University Hong Kong, 10-12 July 2019 (http://www.call2019.org).

Paper with E. Spruyt: “Toward a task design model for mental acceptance and motivation: a transdisciplinary approach”, Education University of Hong Kong, 10-12 July 2019 (www.call2019.org).

Invited keynote (Y. Lan): “From virtual to smart learning environments: personalization, socialization and contextualization” Second PPTELL Conference, National Taiwan Normal University, 3-5 July 2019 (http://pptell2019.tcsl.ntnu.edu.tw/) .

Research visit Universidad de la Sabana (L. Cuesta), Bogotá, Colombia, 27-28 May 2019.

Paper with Phil Hubbard: “CALL as transdisciplinary endeavor: toward a respected community”, CALICO conference, Montréal, Canada, 22-24 May 2019 (https://calico.org/calico-conference/calico-2019/) .

Editorial board meeting CALICO Journal, Montréal, Canada, 22 May 2019.

Invited keynote (M. Chen) “Transdisciplinarity in CALL”, TEFL conference, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 17-18 May 2019 (https://etra.thu.edu.tw/) .

Seminar “The real challenges in CALL: Open Data, Contextualization and Transdisciplinarity “, Griffith University (Y. Wang), Brisbane, Australia, 5 April 2019.

Seminar “Open Data and Contextualization of the Language Learning Process”, Education University of Hong Kong (Qing Ma), Hong Kong, 2 April 2019.

Promoter doctoral defense Lin-Chin (Jim) Cheng: “A Study of Applied Tai Chi Movements in Marimba Playing”, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp & Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts, Universiteit Antwerpen, 6 March 2019.

Paper with Evelyn Spruyt “Toward a task design model for mental acceptance and motivation: a transdisciplinary approach” at Third International Conference on Language Education and Testing “What a Feeling: Language Education and Emotions”, Universiteit Antwerpen, 26-28 November 2018. https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/language-education-and-emotions .

Member Scientific Committee third International Conference on Language Education and Testing “What a Feeling: Language Education and Emotions”, Universiteit Antwerpen, 26-28 November 2018. https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/language-education-and-emotions .

Program Committee member of the Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) sub-conference of ICCE 2018, Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines, 26-30 November 2018. http://icce2018.ateneo.edu/

Paper “Towards a new task design model: a research-based approach for telecollaboration and beyond.”, 5th WorldCALL Conference, Concepción, Chile, 13-16 November 2018. www.worldcall5.org.  

Symposium with Marta Gonzalez-Lloret & Ursula Stickler “Getting Published in CALL Journals”, 5th WorldCALL Conference, Concepción, Chile, 13-16 November 2018. www.worldcall5.org.  

Member International Advisory Committee and Conference Programme Committee of the 5th WorldCALL Conference, Concepción, Chile, 13-16 November 2018. www.worldcall5.org.  

Invited workshop Instructional Design and Educational Engineering (C. Mondou), I-Site, Université de Lille Nord-Europe, 16-30 October 2018.

Invited keynote (Yu-Ju Lan) “Transdisciplinary approaches for designing multimodal learning environments” at 1st Pan-Pacific TELL 2018, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan,  4-6 October 2018. http://pptell2018.tcsl.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php?inter=keynotes.

Invited panel (Yu-Ju Lan) “Prospects of TELL/CALL in global views” at 1st Pan-Pacific TELL 2018, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan,  4-6 October 2018. http://pptell2018.tcsl.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php?inter=program.

Invited panel (Yu-Ju Lan) “Academic research and publication: the road to excellence” at 1st Pan-Pacific TELL 2018, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan,  4-6 October 2018. http://pptell2018.tcsl.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php?inter=program.

Jury member defense Ward Peeters: “The Networking Power of Web 2.0 in the Foreign Language Classroom: Affordances of the Online Peer Interaction Process”, Universiteit Antwerpen, 28 September 2018.

Organizer XIXth International CALL Research Conference “CALL your Data”, Bruges, 4-6 July 2018. www.call2018.org.

Presentation “Collaboratief ontwerpen van multimodale leeromgevingen”, Colloquium ‘Samen onderwijs vormgeven’, Universiteit Antwerpen, 19 June 2018.

Invited keynote (De Bao Xu) “Open Big Data for Language Teachers”at TCLT10 (http://www.tclt.us/tclt10 ) , National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1-3 June 2018.

Member Scientific Committee TISLID 2018 (Technological Innovation for Specialized Linguistic Domains), Ghent University, Belgium, 24-26 May 2018.

Invited lecture (M. Qing) “Research Design and the Publication Process”, Education University of Hong Kong, 17 April 2018.

Invited lecture (M. Qing) “The place of mobile learning in a multimodal learning environment”, Education University of Hong Kong, 18 April 2018.

Invited speaker (I. Braeuning) “Towards a methodological approach for designing learning environments: focus on task design”, Workshop Digitalisation of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Universität Konstanz, Germany, 22-23 February 2018. http://uni.kn/international/digitalisation