Professor Mike Levy
PhD (Bond University), Graduate Diploma of Computing (Monash University), Diploma in TEFL (with Distinction) (Royal Society of Arts), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (The University of Manchester), BSc (Mathematics) (The University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology)
Phone: +61 (7) 3365 6896
- Leading the Brisbane Universities Languages Hub (BULA) www.bula.edu.au
- Teaching and research in Applied Linguistics, specialising in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- SLAT7860: Principles of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- SLAT7854: Qualitative Research Methods in Language Studies (team taught)
- My current research interests focus upon the evolving use of new technologies in the teaching and learning of second or foreign languages, with a particular emphasis on pedagogy, design and evaluation. My publications reflect these interests generally and more specifically. For example, my book with Glenn Stockwell, CALL Dimensions, and my paper, ‘Technologies in use for second language learning’ in the Modern Language Journal both provide an overview of theoretical thinking and technology applications across the language areas and skills. Similarly the WorldCALL publications, past and present, reflect the broader picture as I engage with the topic internationally. More specific interests relate to particular languages. In Italian, I have worked with staff on developing a variety of applications including mobile learning and blogs (see work with Claire Kennedy). In Chinese, I have been working on distance education techniques and teacher education (see work with Yuping Wang). The work on teacher education is represented also more broadly in the book, Teacher Education in CALL, with Philip Hubbard (Benjamins, 2006).
- My ARC Linkage grant provided an avenue to develop research in ab initio language teaching in Australian Universities, again with a particular interest in new technologies. This work, in turn, led me to want to discover what exactly was happening in this domain in high schools, and prompted the research study with Independent Schools, Queensland. The ARC Discovery grant also fed into this process as I sought, with others, to understand more fully the processes of literacy development via new technologies. More recently, using conversational analysis techniques, I am attempting to understand these processes with more precision still at the micro-level (see work with Rod Gardner). In sum, through my research, I am endeavouring to both design and evaluate CALL programs effectively, and to know more about the learners’ experience as they use these new language learning tools, both within the educational institution and at a distance.
- ARC Discovery
Title: Using and Creating Knowledge in the High School Years: Performance, Production, Process & Value-Adding in Electronic Curricular Literacy
Investigators: Freebody, Wyatt-Smith, Levy, Castleton
Host Institution: Griffith University
- ARC Linkage
Title: An audit survey and analysis of beginners’ LOTE (Language Other Than English) studies in Australian Universities
Investigators: Nettlebeck, Levy, Byron, Clyne, Hajek, Lo Bianco, McLaren, Wigglesworth
Host Institution: Melbourne University
Partner: The Australian Academy of the Humanities
- 2006 - present WorldCALL: Chair of WorldCALL, the international association of Organisations focussing on the application of new technologies to language learning. Involvement with all aspects of the organisation of the WorldCALL, 2008 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan including: Choice of venue; Selection of keynotes; Academic program; and Scholarship program. First editor of the recent WorldCALL book (see publications) and Chair of the Steering Committee for the next WorldCALL Conference in Glasgow, 2013 (www.worldcall.org).
- 2009 UNESCO: In March/May 2009 I made two visits to China to lead a four person international expert group to prepare a feasibility study for a Cyber Network for Learning Languages (CNLL) under the auspices of UNESCO. This proposal was approved unanimously at the 182nd meeting of the Executive Council of UNESCO in Paris in September, namely to implement the CNLL with extra-budgetary funds and strongly supported by the government of China.
- 2009 Independent Schools Queensland: I was commissioned to write a report on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) for Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ). 59 schools were involved in the study. ISQ will act upon the recommendations presented in the report in 2010. In addition this report has been distributed to all independent schools in Queensland and the Association of Independent Schools in other states and territories; it has been posted on the ISQ website, and a copy has been sent to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) in Canberra.
- 2001- present Journal Editorial Boards
Associate Editor: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Editorial Board for the international journals, ReCALL (CUP); CALICO.
- Levy, M. (2013). Review: M. Warschauer, Learning in the Cloud. Language Learning & Technology 17(1): 64-68
- Levy, M. & Gardner, R. (2012) Liminality in multitasking: Where talk and task collide in computer collaborations. Language in Society 41(5): 557-587.
- Möllering, M. & Levy, M. (2012). Intercultural competence in computer-mediated communication: An analysis of research methods. In M. Dooly & R. O’Dowd (Eds.) Researching online interaction and exchange in foreign language education: Methods and issues (pp. 233-264). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
- Levy, M. & Steel, C. (2012). The Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance (BULA): A collaborative framework for university languages provision in South-East Queensland. In J. Hajek, C. Nettelbeck & A. Woods (Eds.), The Next Step: Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (pp. 107-120). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
- Levy, M. (2012). Technology in the classroom. In A. Burns & J. C. Richards (Eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching (pp. 279-286). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Levy, M. (2012). Revisiting the teacher’s role in CALL: Designing materials for the independent language learner. In J. Burston, D. Tsagari & F. Doa (Eds.), Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice (pp. 37-49). Nicosia, Cyprus: University of Nicosia Press.
- Levy, M. (2011). Systemization in language learning: Calculated progression or limitless emancipation? In M. Simons & J. Colpaert (Eds.) Peer Perspectives on Systemization (pp. 109-114). Antwerp, Belgium: Universiteit Antwerpen.
- Levy, M. & Michael. R. (2011). Analysing students’ multimodal texts: The product and the process. In M. Thomas (Ed.) Deconstructing Digital Natives (pp. 83-98). New York: Routledge.
- Levy, M., Blin, F., Siskin, C. & Takeuchi, O. (2011). (Eds.) WorldCALL 2008: International perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Routledge: New York.
- Möllering, M. & Levy, M. (2011). Intercultural competence in computer-mediated communication: An analysis of research methods. In R. O’Dowd (Ed.) Researching online interaction and exchange in foreign language education: Methods and issues.
- Levy, M. & Michael. R. (2011). Analysing students’ multimodal texts: The product and the process. In M. Thomas (Ed.) Deconstructing Digital Natives. Routledge.
- Levy, M. (2010). New technologies in language learning: The state-of-the-art. In A. Burns & J. Richards (Eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Wang, Y. & Chen, N-S, & Levy, M., (2010). Teacher training in a cyber face-to-face classroom: Characterising and supporting the online teachers learning process. Computer-Assisted Language Learning 23 (4): 277-293.
- Levy, M. & Kennedy, C. (2010). Materials development in three Italian CALL projects: Seeking an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning. CALICO Journal 27(3): 529-539.
- Levy, M. (2010). Developing the language skills: Aligning the technological tool to the pedagogical purpose. In C. Ward (Ed.), New Technologies & Language Learning. Anthology Series 51 (pp. 16-27). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.
- Wang, Y. & Chen, N-S, & Levy, M. (2010). The design and implementation of a holistic training model for language teacher education in a cyber face-to-face learning environment. Computers and Education 55: 777-788.
- Gardner, R. & Levy, M. (2010). The coordination of talk and action in the collaborative construction of a multimodal text. The Journal of Pragmatics 42: 2189-2203.
- Levy, M. (2009). Technologies in use for second language learning. The Modern Language Journal 93: 769-782.
- Levy, M., Möllering, M. & Dunne, K. (2009). An analysis of technology use in first year language teaching at three Australian universities. Prospect 24(3): 5-14.
- Steel, C. & Levy, M. (2009). Creativity and constraint: Understanding teacher beliefs and the use of LMS technologies. Refereed Proceedings of the ASCILITE Conference, 6-9 December, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Kennedy, C. & Levy, M. (2009). Sustainability and CALL: Factors for success in a context of change. Computer-Assisted Language Learning 22(5): 445-463.
- Levy, M., & Kimber, K. (2009). Developing an approach for comparing students’ multimodal text creations. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) 25(4): 489-508. Levy, M., Möllering, M. & Dunne, K. (2009). The role of technology in ab initio language learning in three Australian universities. Report to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. July, 2009. Canberra.
- Levy, M., Wang, Y. & Chen, N-S. (2009). Developing the skills and techniques for online language teaching: A focus on the process. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching 3(1): 17-34.
- Levy, M. (2009). A tutor-tool framework. In P. Hubbard (Ed.), Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Volume 1, Foundations of CALL. Critical Concepts in Linguistics (Chapter 2, pp. 45-78). Routledge. New York.
- Levy, M. (2009). A scope, goals and methods in CALL research: Questions of coherence and autonomy. In P. Hubbard (Ed.), Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Volume 1, Foundations of CALL. Critical Concepts in Linguistics (Chapter 13, pp. 303-334). Routledge. New York.
- Levy, M. & Stockwell, G. (2009). Computer-Mediated Communication. In P. Hubbard (Ed.), Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Volume III, Computer-Mediated Communication in language learning. Critical Concepts in Linguistics (Chapter 38, pp. 9-38). Routledge. New York.
- Levy, M. & Hubbard, P. (2009). The scope of CALL education. In P. Hubbard (Ed.), Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Volume IV, Present Trends and Future Directions in CALL. Critical Concepts in Linguistics (Chapter 66, pp. 265-282). Routledge. New York.
- Levy, M. & Kennedy, C. (2008). L’italiano al telefonino: Using SMS to support beginners’ language learning. The ReCALL Journal 20(3): 315-330.
- Levy, M. & Stockwell, G. (2006). CALL Dimensions: Options and issues in Computer Assisted Language Learning. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
- Levy, M. & Hubbard, P. (2006). (Eds.) Teacher Education and CALL. The Netherlands: Benjamins.
- Levy, M. & Debski, R. (1999). (Eds.) WorldCALL 1998: Global perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Swets & Zeitlinger, The Netherlands.
- Levy, M. (1997). Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Context and Conceptualization. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1997. (Clarendon Press is the academic imprint of Oxford University Press, UK)
- Levy, M. (2010). Technology-enhanced language learning in independent schools in Queensland. Independent Schools Queensland, 17 May, 2010, Brisbane.
- Steel, C. & Levy, M. (2009). Creativity and constraint: Understanding teacher beliefs and the use of LMS technologies. Paper to be presented at the ASCILITE Conference, 6-9 December, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Levy, M. (2009). Invited panellist. Contrasting research frames for investigating CALL and online chat. Colloquium: CALL perspectives on acquisition and participation. The ALANZ Conference, AUT University, 2-4 December, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Levy, M. (2009). Invited speaker. The impact of technology on language learning and teaching: What, how and why. Regional Language Centre: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO). 44th RELC International Seminar, ‘SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, 20-22 April 2009: Singapore.
- Levy, M. (2009). Invited speaker: Opening Presentation. A Cyber Network for Learning Languages. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Expert group meeting to study the feasibility to establish a “Cyber Network for Learning Languages”. 26-27 March, 2009: Beijing, China.
- Levy, M., Möllering, M. & Dunne, K. (2009). Plenary. ‘What's on the menu? Options and issues for TELL in introductory language teaching.’ Presented at the Colloquium entitled, ‘Beyond the Crisis: Revitalising languages in Australian universities’. University of Melbourne – 16-18 February 2009: Melbourne. www.languages.unimelb.edu.au/colloquium/index.html
- Levy, M. (2008). Motivating students through CALL: Aligning technological options with pedagogical goals. Adult Migrant Education Programme (AMEP) National Forum: Language Learning in the Digital Age. Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE Conference Centre, Preston campus, 13-14 November, 2008.
- Levy, M. & Kennedy, C. (2008). ‘Mobile learning for Italian: Differentiating the approach for advanced and beginner-level students.’ Presented at the 13th International CALL Conference, Practice-based versus practice-oriented CALL research. University of Antwerp – 30 August-2 September 2008: Antwerp, Belgium
- Kennedy, C. & Levy, M. (2008). ‘Mobile learning to Italian: Extending and refining the approach.’ WorldCALL conference, “CALL Bridges the World”, Fukuoka International Congress Centre and Fukuoka University, 5-8 August, 2008: Fukuoka, Japan.
- Levy, M., Blin, F., Fischer, R. & Stockwell, G. (2008). Workshop. ‘Publishing in CALL journals: Views from journal editors.’ WorldCALL conference, “CALL Bridges the World”, Fukuoka University, 5 August, 2008: Fukuoka, Japan.