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Prof. Dorothy M. Chun


Dorothy M. Chun is a Professor in the Department of Education. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in historical Germanic linguistics but transitioned to the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics shortly thereafter. Her passion has been researching and exploring how second languages are learned and how technology can be leveraged to enhance the learning of language and culture. Her research areas include: L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and telecollaboration for intercultural learning. She has conducted studies on cognitive process in learning with multimedia and has authored courseware for language and culture acquisition. Her recent research investigates how computer applications can help speakers of non-tonal languages learn tonal languages by visualizing the pitch curves they produce and comparing them with the pitch curves of native speakers. Other research projects involve using online communication tools to help second language learners interact with native speakers of the L2, thereby being exposed to authentic language use and having the opportunity to co-construct knowledge with their peers about another culture. Since 2000, she has been the Editor in Chief of the online journal Language Learning and Technology and in 2004 became the founding director of the Ph.D. Emphasis in Applied Linguistics at UCSB.






Prof. Lin Lin


Dr. Lin Lin is a professor of learning technologies at the College of Information, University of North Texas (UNT). She received her doctoral degree in instructional technology and media at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. Lin’s research looks into intersections of mind, brain, technology and learning. Specifically, she has published in areas including creativity, virtual reality, media multitasking, multimedia design, CSCL, critical thinking, computational thinking, and learning in virtual spaces. Lin currently serves as the Director for the Texas Center for Educational Technology (TCET), and as the Development Editor-in-Chief of the journal Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D). She also plays several other leadership roles in affiliated professional associations. Lin is passionate about helping people develop and maintain curious minds and life-long learning with cognitive exercises and new technologies.




Prof. Xiaofei Lu


Xiaofei Lu is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the graduate programs in the Department of Applied Linguistics. His research interests include corpus linguistics, technology-mediated language learning, English for Academic Purposes, second language writing, and second language acquisition. He is the author of Computational Methods for Corpus Annotation and Analysis (Springer, 2014) and co-editor of Computational and Corpus Approaches to Chinese Language Learning (Springer, 2019). His work appears in American Educational Research Journal, Applied Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Educational Researcher, English for Specific Purposes, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning & Technology, Language Resources and Evaluation, Language Teaching Research, Language Testing, ReCALL, System, TESOL Quarterly, and The Modern Language Journal.








Prof. Hiroaki Ogata


Hiroaki Ogata is a Professor at the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, and the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan, also a honorary professor at the Education University of Hong Kong, and a visiting chair professor of Asia University in Taiwan as well. His research includes Computer Supported Ubiquitous and Mobile Learning, CSCL, CALL, and Learning Analytics. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers including SSCI Journals and international conferences; and received several Best Paper Awards. Also he gave keynote lectures in several countries. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, RPTEL and IJMLO, and also an editorial board member of IJCSCL, IJAIED and SLE. He is also a EC member of SOLAR, APSCE and IamLearn.