Saturday, July 01, 2023

EUROCALL and proud!

Are you conference ready?

The EUROCALL executive committee are offering a new way to show your true EUROCALL colours this year. 

We now have a little online shop where you can select and customise your own conference clothing or choose from our range of high quality merchandise.

Tried and tested by members of our executive committee we are pleased to say that the ordering process is straightforward, products are of a high quality and you can even customise each one, picking your preferred colours, even adding your own images and text to turn your purchase into something unique. We will be looking out for the most creative customised versions at this year's conference in Iceland, why not show yours off on the Whova app?  

We have put together a little guide to using the shop which you can download here. 

Some more great news:
  • There will be a 20% promotional discount applied to all purchases made between 8th - 12th July 
  • In supporting our shop you are supporting the future of EUROCALL. 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Calling all CALLers!


Screenshot of the EuroCALL 2023 website

At last we are able to prepare for the return of the face to face EuroCALL conference. How exciting! We are sure you can't wait to get together for the most wonderful in-person intercultural fellowship at the amazing University of Iceland. 

The call for papers has been launched, you can find it here on the conference website, along with all the details of the themes, organisers and venue. Please get the dates in your diary and join us in person this year. 

As ever we are starting the social activity immediately. The conference has an Instagram account  where you can start to explore the sights of this amazing setting and a Facebook page where you can meet each other. EuroCALL's usual social media accounts will also use the hashtag #eurocall2023 to aggregate and curate interactions as we go through the year. 

Conference presenters and participants will be issued with our EuroCALL digital badges and, coming soon - there will be further exciting news of EuroCALL must have items! 

Our exec team and conference organisers are working hard to ensure that this conference will be memorable for all, reviving past traditions and creating new ones together. 

We are calling all CALL-ers for our most inclusive conference yet. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Recognition of participation in EuroCALL 2022


This week we will be issuing an open badge to all those who attended, presented or otherwise participated in our recent annual conference, #eurocall2022. A moment to celebrate our community and its resilience in maintaining academic networking and information sharing throughout a global pandemic. 

The badges are a form of digital certification to enable our community to evidence their ongoing commitment to the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning and their active participation in professional development. The badge can be displayed on your website, social media channels or through your eportfolio and it is verifiable by others who see it. Many of you will now have several badges from EuroCALL as we started issuing in 2019.

Get active with your badges!

This year we will also encourage you to enhance your badge by adding evidence of the nature of your activity to your badge once you have added it to your personal Open Badge Passport account. This is easy to do and adds value to your badge. 

Simply follow these steps: 

  • Look out for the email confirming the award of your badge and click on the link to accept your badge. Here's a reminder tutorial for this process.
  • If you already have the Open Badge Passport app on your phone you can just accept the badge through the app. 
  • Make your badge public by adjusting the settings, by default it is private.  This step is shown in the tutorial above. 
  •  Now go to the settings tab on your badge and click Add new evidence.

You will now be able to add the URL of your presentation, recording or slides if you were a presenter. There are many easy ways to add your content to your badge:

The more you evidence your skills, the more compelling your badge becomes to others. Taking these steps could be helpful in building your professional presence online. Using the tools provided in your free Open Badge Passport you will make new connections and find tools for easy webpage creation. Make the most of your Open Badge today!

We look forward to celebrating your membership of EuroCALL online. Share using the #eurocall tag so that we can congratulate you.