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This is the presentation version of this slide show. When I tried to upload a revised version I discovered that Slideshare no longer allows for replacement of slides once uploaded, and I can't change the TinyURL that points to this link. However, please find the updated version of these slides at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iqCH3O-b5XELHiUx77qhmC6_7DlBASB8_KET2Flrp1U/edit?usp=sharing
The video of Vance giving this presentation is here: https://youtu.be/bwG-4nNKSkE
Also, there are show notes for this presentation, Learning2gether.net episode 415, at https://learning2gether.net/2019/07/10/thinking-small-about-social-media-assisted-language-learning-vance-stevens-presenting-at-the-2019-call-research-conference-hong-kong/
This presentation makes a case for SMALL as a more appropriate acronym than CALL to reflect the reduced significance of the microprocessor in language learning and emphasize instead the most salient affordances computers bring to the process. Early CALL theorists note that the term might not transition to an era of network based learning. Since social media is an enabler of the meaningful and authentic communication so critically necessary to effective language learning, the presentation encourages language practitioners to "think SMALL" and model for one another the use of social media and Web 2.0 in language learning. The accompanying paper shows how engagement in communities of practice spills over into changes in teaching practices and reports results of a survey of teacher perceptions of how effectively students and teachers are able to transition use of social media in their personal lives to their professional ones, for the purposes of both teaching and learning.