KONECT Workshops consist of 1 full day or 2 half day sessions aimed to provide a space for teachers, higher education students and researchers to explore and gain insight into innovative practices and to engage with experienced professionals who have know-how concerning new approaches to teaching and research. The workshops are designed by the KONECT research team in conjunction with invited experts from around the world. Materials from the workshops are currently being compiled into online, open-source resources for the educational community. 

Workshops, seminars & working group sessions

  • Plurilingual digital interaction in language teaching: Experiences and practices in university teaching, with Robert O'Dowd (Universidad de León). 26 November 2015. See video of roundtable discussion.

  • Multimodality: Mapping the field. Workshop & data session, with Jeff Bezemer (London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University College London). 26 & 27 September 2016.

  • Virtual Exchange Training (pre-conference workshop at the IALIC 2016 conference). 23 November 2016.

  • Language Learning in the Wild, with Brendon Clark & Nicholas Torretta (RISE Interactive & Umea University). 4 May 2017.

  • Visualising Young Children’s Play: Exploring Multimodal Transcription of Video-recorded Interaction & Multimodal Transcription: Issues of Selection and Representation, with Kate Cowan (London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University College London). 18 & 19 January 2018.

  • Why conversation analysis in the era of big data? CA lab and roundtable, with Ufuk Balaman, Nigel Musk, Olçay Sert & Steve Thorne. 6, 7 & 8 February 2018. 

  • Dialogic spaces - PhD working session with Vincenza Tudini, University of South Wales, Australia: Working with data in online educational settings. 13 February 2018.

  • Facilitating Community Engagement in Mainstream Literacy Education. Lecture & workshop with Rahat Zaidi, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. 26 February 2018. 

  • Transmodalities: Conceptualizing Semiotic Affordances in Transnational Communications. Lecture: Maggie Hawkins, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Followed by a roundtable with Rahat Zaidi, Maggie Hawkins and Melinda Dooly. 1 March 2018.

  • Fan Practices for Developing Language and Literacy. Lecture & workshop with Shannon Sauro, Mälmo University. 6 March 2018.

  • Creativity and 21st century language education: Open seminar for researchers and practitioners. In conjunction with members of the new AILA Research Network 'Creative Inquiry in Applied Linguistics'. 16 March 2018. 


To see the videos of the workshops, click here.

To read the news briefs, click here.


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