By Dr. Rebecca Sachs

According to Conole (2008), many students appear to be autonomously “creating their own social networks to support their learning” (p. 135), and several studies have shown that learners tend to have favorable attitudes toward the use of communication technologies in language classes.

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The SED would like to congratulate Dr. Michael Perini on his book coming out later this month!  His book is titled The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional and offers a compelling look at the role of the librarian in higher education institutions.

What a great achievement!

You can obtain a copy of the book through Amazon: http://amzn.com/0081009275.

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On March 25-26, Virginia International University’s School of Education will host their annual Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC).

CLLC aims to identify and facilitate dialogue focused on the three correlated areas of language, learning, and culture. While conference themes vary each year, 2016 will be dedicated to reimagining international education and how educators can shape the advances emerging from changing technologies.

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Daniel Ginsberg with a talk on Promoting Student Agency Beyond Techniques and Best Practices.

We welcome you to join us at Virginia International University for our Voices from the Field speaker series!  To RSVP, please complete our simple form here: http://viu.edu/sed-vff-registration.

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VIU congratulates Dr. Rebecca Sachs on her election to the WATESOL Board as Professional Development Co-Chair. WATESOL is our largest local TESOL organization, and it is a truly deserved honor for an amazing faculty member!