Personalized Language Learning with Technology: Best Practices from the Trenches


Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 4.34.36 PMIn this webinar, presented by the Using Technology for Language Instruction community on, the presenters focused on the instructional design elements used to leverage technology for extended learning, skill development and additional practice outside of the classroom. Russell Gaskell and Matthew Dean demonstrated how Humboldt State University leverages technology-based language learning as a lab co-requisite for students enrolled in credit-bearing coursework. Russell and Matthew shared:

  • How to integrate technology into curriculum to create an interactive language-learning program that complements classroom instruction.
  • How to leverage digital language-learning to create a personalized learning experience for your students so they can progress at their own pace.
  • The benefits Humboldt State University students have seen from taking this type of course.
  • Best practices for integrating technology into language courses.

Learn how you can create a dynamic, extended learning environment for your language learners. Russell and Matthew spoke about language learning at the university level, but their presentation offers great takeaways for anyone wanting to incorporate technology as an add-on to classroom instruction.

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Using Technology for Language Instruction is an online community where educators can collaborate on how to prepare students to succeed as global citizens and to expand their horizons. Our PLC provides a place to explore all aspects of using technology to improve both world language learning and English language learning of English Language Learners (ELLs). This program is sponsored by Rosetta Stone.

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