North East Association for Learning
NEWS & NOTES
The President's Column
NEALL 97 Follow-up
to Mike Jones at Swarthmore College for all his hard work in organizing
and providing excellent host duties for NEALL 97 in March. We had
more than 60 people in attendance over the three days with people
from California, Ontario, Connecticut and England in addition to
our own regional folk.
Mike surprised everyone by taking on the daunting task of feeding
us all for both lunch and dinner on the Saturday. I downloaded
all his recipes from our NEALL Web Site and tried them out on
company myself to great success. Try the Ginger Beans!
We have left our Conference Program up on the Web Site and added
E-mail and/or web sites for presenters so that people could see
what they were doing at their own institutions or learn more about
the presentation. Check out our Web Site, also being kept by Mike
at Swarthmore. Thanks again Mike!! The NEALL Web Site is at:
IALL 97/FLEAT3 in Victoria BC
August 12-17, 1997
This summer the International Association for Learning
Labs, our parent organization, is holding its biennial Conference
in Victoria, British Columbia along with our sister organization,
the Learning Lab Association of Japan (LLJ.)
The FLEAT [Foreign Language Education and Technology] Conferences
are joint projects of IALL and LLJ. The last two Conferences were
in Japan, the first in Tokyo (in 1981?) and FLEAT2 at Chubu University
in 1992. IALL is now hosting FLEAT3, the first to be held here
in North America.
Attending the FLEAT3 planning sessions last summer in Victoria,
I got a preview of this "cool" and wonderful English-style city
on the Pacific. There is much to do for the whole family in terms
of touring gardens, shopping, the old city and, of course, the
famous Empress Hotel for "high tea."
The FLEAT3 program looks full and exciting with many workshops
free as part of the Conference Registration. Workshops include
Claris authoring systems; lab design and management; schMOOze
University: Virtual Community, real language and learning; how
to create a digital audio lab; statistical programs for educational
research; approaches to marking electronic text and Web Whiz Bangs
(tips on adding Flash to your pages.)
Check out more information on Victoria and this exciting summer
Conference, including an on-line registration form on the FLEAT3
Web Site at:
NEALL 98 SITE??
We are now actively looking for a member to volunteer
a site for NEALL 98. Since we have been in Pennsylvania this past
time, we would like to find a site in New York or New Jersey. Since
we have made the switch to the March date, people seemed to agree
that this was a better time than October when people were busy into
a new academic year.
Can your college host NEALL in March 98?
The NEALL Board takes care of the program and registration arrangements,
a Site Coordinator arranges for rooms, receptions, meals and housing.
Vendors often contribute to the receptions and participant's fees
should cover the meals expenses.
If you think you might be able to handle a Friday afternoon
through Sunday noon Conference, please contact me here at Temple.
We would like to get the site nailed down so we can issue a Call
for Proposals for September.
Call for Nominations
NEALL Board Members
Vice President (President Elect)
Dale Lally, NEALL Past President We are now calling
for nominations for leadership positions in NEALL. The unforeseen
departure of our former Vice President (President-Elect) has resulted
in a situation where all three NEALL leadership positions are up
for election this year.
In order to bridge the gap caused by the early departure of
the former Vice President, both Robin Lawrason and Wendy Baker-Davis
have kindly agreed to remain in office until the next election.
All NEALL offices run for two years to begin in mid-March 1998.
All officers are expected to attend the annual conference. The
1998 conference will be held sometime in mid-March, at which time
the new officers will assume their official duties. The location
of the 1998 conference has yet to be determined.
NEALL is also seeking the services of an Editor for the Newsletter.
In the past, this position was held by the President-Elect. However,
due to the continued growth of the organization, the production
of a high quality newsletter demands more than part time attention.
This is not yet a regular Board position.
Board Office Duties
Vice President (President Elect):
- Represent NEALL at various national conferences, including
the annual summer of the IALL board.
- Organize the annual conference. This involves selecting a
site, determining a central theme, recruiting speakers and exhibitor
sponsors. Over the past several years, the annual NEALL conferences
literally doubled in numbers of participants. At the same time,
the presentations have come to represent the latest state of
the art in the use of educational technology for language teaching.
The annual NEALL conference provides a unique opportunity to
present innovative ideas within the framework of a small, intimate
setting, where quality, not quantity is stressed.
- Produce the NEALL newsletter
- manage the NEALL home page on the World Wide Web until such
time as a newsletter/web page editor is named.
- Assist President with annual meeting. This could involve a
certain amount of travel.
- Maintain the organizational history (minutes) and membership
- Manage the NEALL treasury by taking in funds for memberships
and disbursing funds at the direction of the President
- Manage NEALL conference registration.
Holding office represents a opportunity to assume a leadership role
in an active organization dedicated to the use of educational technology
in all the latest forms. In addition, the task of arranging the
annual meeting gives the NEALL officers the opportunity to interact,
on a personal basis, with leaders in the field of educational technology.
- Produce the quarterly NEALL newsletter.
- Manage the NEALL home page.
The NEALL officers assume an obligation to attend the annual
NEALL meeting. Their institutions must be willing to provide some
support in the form of travel, telephone, Internet and office
supply funds. In regards to travel, the President, or duly appointed
representative, must attend annual meetings of the umbrella organization,
the International Association of Learning Laboratories (IALL).
The NEALL geographic area includes New York, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey and Delaware.
Naturally, each candidate must be a current NEALL member and
is encouraged to join the IALL. Nomination deadline is August
30, 1997. Elections will be conducted in October.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR NOMINATION:
NEALL Member Nominated
Member Institution and Address
Member Phone and E-mail
Indicate whether you have contacted the NEALL member and they
have agreed to stand for office.
Please send NEALL Board Member Nominations by August 30, 1997,
Dale Lally, NEALL Past President
Modern Language Dept
St. Lawrence University
Canton NY 13617
Voice: 315-379-5857 Fax: 315-379-5989
IALL Management Manual
The IALL Management Manual is available for sale.
The last module on Copyright is currently rewritten and the Manual
can be purchased through the IALL Business Manager, Tom Browne at
Macalester College. He can be reached at 612-696-6336 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Modules in this practical Manual include ones on the role of
the lab director, public relations, how to budget, how to build
a collection, how to manage staff and how to integrate multimedia
language resources into the curriculum.
A Workshop based on the Manual will be held this summer at FLEAT3
in Victoria. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions
or describe problems beforehand so that IALL Workshop leaders
can respond directly.
The Manual is $20 for IALL members and $30 for non members.
To learn more about the contents of modules and find the ones
on Copyright and Professional Resources "on line" check out the
IALL Home Page and look under IALL Publications:
Is your NEALL Membership Current?
If your label is highlighted in PINK, our records indicate
that you have not renewed your membership for 1997-98. Most people
renew at our Conference. If you were unable to attend, your membership
is still due. Annual rates for NEALL are $10 and are collected by
our Secretary/Treasurer. If you want to stay current, please complete
the form below and mail a check payable to NEALL to:
Wendy Baker Davis
Language Resource Center
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003 717-399-4467
Name & Title : _______________________________________
Phone: ________________ Fax: __________________
News & Notes Newsletter Editor Robin Lawrason
Media Learning Center (022-31)