The 7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT7) was held May 25-27, 2012, at theHawaii Imin International Conference Center at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. The OUC Chinese Language Center attended the conference and presented a paper entitled "A Framework for Distance Chinese Education in the Cloud and Mobile Era", introducing the development philosophy and research achievements of the "MyEChinese Distance Chinese
Learning System". The presentation generated much interest and was highly rated.
This year's conference brought together approximately 170 professionals from 11 countries and regions to explore frontier research topics such as mobile learning, cloud technology, the digital classroom and computational linguistics, as well as on general topics on the integration of technology in day-to-day usage. A total of 101 papers were submitted and 6 speakers were invited to give keynote speeches.
The International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT) was initiated by Hamilton College in 2000. This biennial conference aims to bridge the gap between technology and teaching methodology and curriculum as well as to enhance the exchange on technology-based Chinese language learning and instruction. This year, the conference was co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the National Resource Center East Asia (NRCEA) at the University of Hawaii.
By Chen Xi, the OUC