Iskold, L. 2008.
“Research-based Listening Tasks for Video Comprehension” published in the “Handbook of Research on Computer Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning." Felicia Zhang & Beth Barber(Eds.). Information Science References, NY: 2008, (116-135).
Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals:
Iskold, L. 2004 (in press). “Watching Video in a Language Classroom.” Academic
Exchange Quarterly, 8 (3).
Iskold, L. 2003. "Building on Success,
Learning from Mistakes: Implications for the Future." The
C.A.L.L. Journal, 16 (4), pp. 295-329. University
of Antwerp Press. Abstract.
Iskold, L. 2003. "Theoretical Perspectives on Second Language Learning.” Academic
Exchange Quarterly, 7 (1), pp. 97-111. Abstract.
Iskold, L & Pearce, J. T. (2002). Building on Success, Learning from Mistakes. In J. Colpaert, et al. (Eds.). CALL Profession and the Future of CALL Research. Selected papers from Proceedings of the Tenth International CALL Conference, pp. 131-152.University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Iskold, L. 2002. "Integrating Language
Culture and Technology." Academic Exchange
6(4), pp. 103-108. Abstract.
Iskold L. 2002. "Comenius: 400 Years of
Language Pedagogy." The Forum, PSMLA,
LXXII (1), pp.28-33. Abstract.
Iskold, L. 2002. "Electronic Resources
for FLES Programs: focus on Russian." The
Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Newsletter,
XXVI (1), pp. 18-19. March, 2002. In collaboration
with Zoya Feldman ’04 and Kelly Keiper ’04.
Jitendra, A. K., Y.P. Xin, O. Gomez, K. Renouf, & L.
Iskold. 2001. "An Analysis of Middle School Geography
Textbooks: Implications for Students with Learning
Problems." Reading and Writing Quarterly,
17, pp. 151-173.
Iskold, L. 1999. "An Empirical Study of the
Effectiveness of Group Video Viewing in a Comprehension
based Curriculum in Spanish." Doctoral dissertation.
UMI. Ann Arbor: Michigan. Abstract.
Iskold, L. 1997. "Mellon Consortiums: Cooperative
Ventures: Expectations and Results. A Position Statement." In
Borchardt, L. F. (Ed.), Proceedings of the CALL
Consortium 1997 Annual Symposium, 27-29. West
Point, NY: U.S. Military Academy (Electronic publication).
Iskold, L., & Pearce, J. T. 1996. "Creating
Interactive, Multimedia Software for Foreign Language
Learning." In J. A. Chambers (Ed.), Selected
Papers from the Seventh National Conference on College
Teaching and Learning, 111-118. Jacksonville,
FL: National Center for Advancement of Teaching and
Honorary Doctorate Citation for Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Midland Lutheran College. 2002.
“Scholarly Activities in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Development, Pedagogical
Innovations, and Research.” Joint Policy Statement of CALICO, EUROCALL, and IALLT, pp. 3-9. (Eds. Thompson & Goncharenko). 2001.
New Citizens Project. “Citizenship Test for Naturalization” (Russian Translation):
Administrator's Booklet: Questions and Answers. Education Testing Service.
Princeton, NJ. 1997.
International, National and Regional Conferences:
“Augmenting Student Social and Communicative Behavior via Experimentation with L2 Identities and Self-Authorship on Facebook." Paper presented at the NEALLT/NERALLT Fall 2009 Joint Conference "Distance and Blended Learning Environments." Yale University, October 30-31, 2009. Presentation
“Producing Digital videos: A Sociocultural Approach.” Paper presented at the CALICO with
IALLT 26th Annual Conference “Language Learning in the Era of Ubiquitous Computing.” Arizona State University, March 10-14. Presentation
“CALL Design and Video Comprehension: Insights from Research and Practice.” Paper
presented at the CALICO with IALLT 25th annual conference “Bridging CALL Communities.” University of San Francisco, March 18-22, 2008. Presentation
“Online Video Streams: Theoretical and Practical Considerations of Using Newscasts." Paper
given at the CALICO with IALLT 24th annual conference "The Many (Inter) Faces of CALL," Texas State University, May 22-26, 2007. Presentation
“Developing Listening Comprehension using SCOLA Online Newscasts: Theoretical and
Practical Considerations.” Paper given at the annual NEALLT conference “Technology- Mediated Language learning Beyond the Classroom.” University of Pennsylvania, April 5-7, 2006. Presentation
“Exploring Ideas for Developing the Foreign Language Website.” Paper given at the annual
NEALLT Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, March 15-17, 2005. Presentation
“Research-Based Listening Tasks for Video Comprehension.” Paper given at the 21st annual
CALICO conference, Carnegie Mellon University, June 10-14, 2004. Presentation
on Success & Learning from Mistakes. Co-presented with Dr. Pearce at the Tenth International CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Conference "CALL Professionals and the Future of CALL Research" at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, August 17-20, 2002.
"Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher-Made Software: A Case Study." Paper given at the
CALICO '00 International Conference: Core Technologies: Impact on the Future. University of Arizona. Tucson, May 26-31, 2000.
“Teaching and Learning Languages with Technology." Invited talk co-presented with Dr. Pearce at The Fifth Annual Mid-Atlantic College Conference. Montgomery, NJ. April 21, 2000.
"Creating Interactive, Multimedia Software for Language Learning." The Tenth National
Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, Florida. April 14-17, 1999
"The Effect of Group Video Viewing in a Comprehension-Based Foreign Language Curriculum." Paper given at the Pennsylvania State Modern language Association (PSMLA) annual conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 22-23, 1999.
"Teacher-Produced Software for Language Learning: Does it Really Help?" Paper co-presented with Dr. Pearce at the EUROCALL '99 International Conference on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Besançón, France, September 3-7, 1999.
“Faculty-Student Collaboration on Multimedia Development: From Faculty Training to Integration of Homemade Software in Syllabi." Multi-media presentation, co-presented with Dr. Pearce at the CALICO '98 annual conference. San Diego, June 26-30, 1998.
“Teaching Languages with Multimedia." A paper co-presented with Drs. Pearce and Prettiman
(Cedar Crest College). National Convention of Alpha Mu Gamma, Allentown.
October 22-24, 1998.
"Courseware for Language Teaching and Learning: Innovative Design and Development." Presentation given with Drs. Kipa and Marx. The Andrew Mellon Foundation Conference: Technology for Language Instruction for the 21st Century. Center for Educational Technology, Middlebury College. June 21-22, 1997.
“Content! Content! Content,” a poster session co-presented with Dr. John Pearce. CALICO’97 International Conference. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, June 23-27, 1997.
“Creating Interactive, Multimedia Software for Foreign Language Learning.” Paper given at
The Seventh National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, Florida, March 21-24, 1996.
“By faculty and Students for Students and Faculty.” Presentation given with Dr. Pearce at the
annual EUROCALL International Conference on Computer- Assisted Language Learning. Szombatelly, Hungary, August 26-30, 1996.
“Plan, Design, and Develop Your Own Interactive Multimedia Software.”
Presentation given with Drs. Kipa & Marx at ACTFL 30th annual national conference. Philadelphia, November 21-23, 1996.
By Faculty and Students for Students and Faculty.
EUROCALL International Conference on Computer-Assisted
Szombatelly, Hungary. August, 1996.
Creating Interactive, Multimedia Software for
Foreign Language Learning.
The Seventh National Conference on College
Teaching and Learning.
Jacksonville, Florida. March, 1996.
From 1995 to 1999 I served as technology specialist for the Mellon Grant project
leading workshops for faculty on the design and development of interactive multimedia
courseware for language teaching and learning. I also conducted individual training
sessions with faculty and students on story boarding, screen design, and basic
principles of courseware development, including organization, navigation, and
pedagogical needs. As a result of this team project, 17 faculty from 5 LVAIC
institutions and 6 Muhlenberg students developed 26 interactive multimedia instructional
units in 6 languages. Since 1998, faculty-developed courseware remains
integrated into the Department's curriculum. For complete list of our home-made
MM modules please click here.
For research findings and implication see my paper in The C.A.L.L. Journal (upcoming,
I authored courseware which my students use for the study of Russian:
the Restaurant is an interactive, multimedia software for
Intermediate Russian. This instructional unit provides for contextualized learning
in an authentic environment
, including two video episodes filmed at Muhlenberg,
practice exercises and quizzes.
Space Journey is an interactive, multimedia software for
Elementary and Intermediate Russian, which includes the following
topics: Numbers, Days of the Week, Calendar, Holidays, Metric System,
24 Hour Clock, Directions, and more. Students can practice vocabulary,
grammar and culture in a variety of interactive formats, including
drag-and-drop activities and animation.
1998. Essential Interrogatives (Author: Patricia DeBellis). I
translated this courseware from Spanish, and adapted it for Russian
language instruction, including changes in vocabulary, grammar, and
1999. I authored By Faculty & Students, for Students & Faculty, a
multimedia CD ROM overview of the Mellon Project. Dr. John Pearce & I
used this CD for conference presentations. I have been updating the
CD every year.
Please visit the web pages that I have designed. If you click here,
you will meet our wonderful students who helped meto develop these pages. Currently,
our web site is updated with the assistance
of Andrew Woodward and Josh Lauer.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Research Grant to examine computer-mediated communication, 2007
Sabbatical Leave Research: “Sociocultural Approaches to Language Study:
Thinking through Vygotskian Theories,” Spring 2007
FCT Service-Learning Research Grant, 2006
Hewlett Foundation research grant, Summer 2002. Developed a
First Year Seminar "Strangers in Paradise: Immigrant Writers in Post W.W.II
Hewlett Foundation grant, Spring 2002. Participate
in a semester long PEP (Public Engagement Project) faculty seminar.
New Course Development grant, Summer 2000. Designed and developed
(193-402 ) 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation course focused on Nobel
Prize Laureates in Russian Literature.
The Andrew Mellon Foundation grant,
Summer 1999. Supervised the Y2K-related upgrades at the
Language Learning Center. Compiled a collection
of thematic links on the WWW for
the six languages currently offered by the department. Designed
the Language Learning Center home page on the WWW.
The Andrew Mellon Foundation grant, Summer
1998. Together with the colleagues in the department, developed assessment
instruments (surveys for faculty and students) to evaluate the
effectiveness of the Mellon Project.
Developed an interactive, multimedia overview of the Mellon Project (CD).
Together with Dr. John Pearce presented this CD at several national and
Dissertation research grant, Summer
1997. Developed instructional materials and designed the experimental
component for dissertation research entitled Examination
of the Effectiveness of Group Video Viewing in a Comprehension-Based
Foreign Language Curriculum. With the assistance of the colleagues
in the Spanish Program, conducted a semester long experiment
with 346 Muhlenberg students enrolled in Spanish Level III courses.
The Andrew Mellon Foundation grant,
Summer 1996. Continued advising LVAIC faculty (team II) on software
design. Developed my own software Space which
is currently used by Russian Level I, II, and III students. Presented
this program at several national and international conferences.
Andrew Mellon Foundation grant, Summer
1995. Advised LVAIC faculty (team I) on design and development
of interactive, multimedia software for foreign language teaching
and learning. Developed the software Russian
Cooking which is currently used by Russian Level
I, II, and III students. Presented this software at several
national and international conferences.
by Luba Iskold