VWBPE 2022 Keynote Speaker DR. RANDALL SADLER

Dr. Randall Sadler

SL: Randall Renoir

Dr. Randall Sadler is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Illinois English as a Second Language (ESL) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Programs, where he teaches courses on telecollaboration and language learning, virtual worlds and language learning and the teaching of L2 reading and writing.

His main research area is on the role of technology in language learning, with a particular focus on how Telecollaboration, CMC, and VirtualWorlds may be used to enhance that process. He has published in these areas in journals including the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, CALICOJournal, ReCALL, Language Learning & Technology, Computers & Education, ELT, and in numerous edited volumes. His latest book, Virtual Worlds, Telecollaboration, and Language Learning: From Theory to Practice is published by Peter Lang.

He is also the co-owner of the EduNation Islands, which are located in the Virtual World of Second Life, where he may often be found in the guise of his avatar Randall Renoir.

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILwvEw2-dE

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