From Chalkboard to Blackboard:
New Technologies for Language Teaching & Learning
February 6 and 7, 2004

San Jacinto College Central
Pasadena, Texas
(Greater Houston Area)

Thursday, February 5

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Pre-conference session:

Tour of Rice University’s Language Resource Center

Friday, February 6

All Friday conference sessions will be held in the Teaching Theater (T155) of the Interactive Learning Center (ILC).
There will also be an Exhibitors’ Area in the ILC.

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast in the Kaleidoscope Room (T102) in the ILC

(sponsored by San Jacinto College South)

9:00-9:15 a.m.


9:15-9:45 a.m.

Session # 1: Creating a Truly Multilingual Digital Environment for our Students

Claire Bartlett, Rice University


9:55-10:25 a.m.

Session # 2 : Incorporating Technology In Outcomes Assessment

Teresa H. Johnson and Riahna Weakley, Saint Louis University


10:35-11:05 a.m.

Session # 3: Personalizing Instruction with Blackboard

Delia Méndez Montesinos, University of Texas at Austin

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Session # 4: Web-based Student Activities Manual
Tom Condon and Hildegart Hoquee, Vista Higher Learning

11:45-1:15 p.m.

Lunch in the Ballroom in the Student Center.

(sponsored by San Jacinto College Central)

1:20-2:10 p.m.

Tour of San Jacinto College Central’s Technology Facilities

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Exhibitors’ Session

3:20-3:50 p.m.

Session # 5: Combining Distance and Language Immersion: Culture and History of Germany

Donovan Anderson and Hella Hennessee, University of Dallas

3:50-4:15 p.m. Refreshments
4:15-4:45 p.m.

Session # 6: Threaded Discussions: Providing Discourse-Level Grammar Practice

Donald Weasenforth, Collin County Community College

4:55-5:25 p.m.

Session # 7: Technology-enhanced Chinese Teaching

Chao-mei Shen and Meng Yeh, Rice University


Evening Dinner on your own. A van will be available to take you to the Kemah Boardwalk, where there are restaurants and specialty shops by the water.
Saturday, February 7

All Saturday presentations except for the workshops (sessions # 10 and #11) will be held in the Teaching Theater (T155) of the ILC.
Session #10 will be in T130 of the ILC. Session #11 will be in the Foreign Language Lab, 111 Administration Building.

8:00-9:00 a.m

Breakfast in the Kaleidoscope Room (T102) in the ILC.

(sponsored by San Jacinto College South)

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Session # 8: Teaching Spanish via the Internet: Caveat, Challenges, and Achievements
Robert A. Quinn, Jackson State University

9:40-10:10 a.m

Session # 9: Teaching Romance Linguistics to Nonlinguists: Using Blackboard to Create a Community of Learners

Stuart Stewart, Southeastern Louisiana University


10:20-11:50 a.m.

Session # 10: Creating Multimedia Exercises with Dreamweaver’s CourseBuilder
Hajime Kumahata, Rice University
Workshop (Intermediate Level)

Session # 11: Using PowerPoint to Teach, Play, and Engage Students
Karima Benremouga, San Jacinto College Central
Workshop (Beginning Level)

12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


(sponsored by San Jacinto College District Distance Learning Office)

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Business Meeting

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Session # 12: Customizing Graphics for Online Language Courses: Examples from Spanish

John P. Sullivan, Prairie View A&M University


2:40-3:10 p.m

Session # 13: Using the Internet to Teach ESOL Reading
Ava Zinn, Elizabeth Cazner and Carolyn Poole, San Jacinto College Central