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Date and Time: Sunday, 19 June 2011 - 9:30am - 6:00pm
Speaker: Plenary by Steve McCarty, plus 24 other presenters

The themes of Tech Day are simplicity and practicality - ideas that language teachers and learners can use either in or out of the classroom. In addition to our "Tech" presentations that will take place in fully equipped computer labs, we'll have a wide range of other presentations on non-technical topics in the "Plus" room.

Tech Day Plus has grown to be one of Osaka JALT's biggest and best events of the year, including a great dinner party afterwards. Our goal is to share ideas on a wide range of technical and nontechnical topics. One recent participant commented, "I'm really looking forward to this year's Tech Day. [L]ast year's was seriously informative and the dinner fantastic... to tell you the truth, I learned more at last year's Tech Day then I did at CALL."

Steve McCarty, Osaka Jogakuin College professor, will give the opening plenary session "Online education and virtual organizations". McCarty was elected president of the U.S.-based NPO World Association for Online Education several times from 1998: . See his bilingual online library: .

Other presentations:

Simon Bibby - Investigating student preferences, proficiency and usage patterns: PCs versus cell phones
Chris Brizzard - Creating podcasts with Audacity
Kelly Butler & Michael Wilkins - Teaching paperless
John Campbell-Larsen - Creating a Video Corpus
Harry Carley - Working with Wikis, Technology in Teaching
Nat Carney - Online textual analysis tools useful for working with EFL Writing
Mark Donnellan - A blended approach: The use of CALL tools in EFL lessons / An introduction to electronic textbooks
Jean-Paul DuQuette - Evaluating Online Games for Language Learning
Craig Gamble - Educational advantages of using Dropbox in your classroom
Floyd Graham, Anthony Lavigne, & Gary Fogal - Global English made accessible and meaningful for EFL learners
Myles Grogan - Simple text animation for class websites / Recipes for Wired Teachers Online!
Troy Guze - How to protect sensitive data on your computer with encription
William Hogue - Course websites with Google Sites / Flip your classroom with Google / Google Forms for homework?
Christopher Johnston - Practical motivational strategies for Japanese university students
Laura Markslag - Name cards: Motivating classes through individual accountability / Own it! How digital movies help learners use English meaningfully
Stuart McLean - Computerized flash card sites: when learning and monitoring learning
Junko Omotedani - Classroom listening comprehension activities based on the processes of listening
Michal B. Paradowski - InfoVis Interfaces: Moving beyond the corpus in the language and culture classroom
Andrew Philpott - Motivating students using CALL
Bob Sanderson - Extensive Reading Online
Gabrielle Wallace - Just "act" natural: Speaking naturally beyond grammar and vocabulary
Bill White - English Central for the Blended Classroom
Josh Wilson - Think like a video game designer to build better courses
Brian Wojtowicz - Lesson idea enhancements using online video clips and images

It's going to be a very full and rewarding day, for sure. So as to save time during our limited break times, please bring a lunch or let us know that you'd like to order a bento for you (650 yen) by emailing us at . After the conference, we'll be going to a nearby izakaya. Please reserve your seat for that with us at as well.

Hannan University's main campus is a 6-minute walk north of Kawachi-Amami station, which is about 10 minutes south of Tennoji on the Kintetsu line.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Tech Day Plus on June 19!
Location: Hannan University's main campus, near Kintetsu Kawachi Amami station
Guide to Location: Link to meeting location
Fee for JALT members: 1000 yen (free for full-time student members)
Fee for one-day members: 1,500 yen (500 yen for full-time students)