We are excited to share with you the first bi-monthly news update from the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center). In this first edition of the Tech Center News, we present some of the initiatives planned by the Tech Center for the 2016-17 year, highlighting opportunities for collaboration. While reading the newsletter, please take note of any initiatives that may be of interest to you and do not hesitate in reaching out to us if you see a possibility to get your Language Flagship Program involved.
As you may know, the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) supports and encourages technology innovation through a participatory process guided by principles of design thinking. In its first year of operation, the Tech Center engaged primarily in strategic planning activities and convened expertise from relevant areas in academia (e.g., foreign language education, applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, educational technology, etc.) and from entities with stakes in foreign language education in both the public and private sectors. This initial conversation has resulted in the identification of pathways for collaboration and innovation with industry and government partners and in short- and long-term initiatives to improve the way technology is used in support of world language education.
We hope that you will find this first news update informative and that it will inspire you to explore possible collaborations with us.
Dr. Julio C Rodriguez & Dr. Madeleine K. Spring, Tech Center Co-Directors