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Soaring Higher with MACAWS: Integrating iDDL with Other Web Applications to Enhance Language Learning

June 12, 2021

Webinar presented by: Bruna Sommer-Farias, Adriana Picoral, Shelley Staples, Aleksey Novikov, Mariana Centanin- Bertho (University of Arizona).

Participants in this free, live webinar will explore the Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – Writing and Speech (MACAWS), an ongoing project building a corpus of assignments (written texts, spoken discourse, and multimedia products such as blogs) produced by learners in Russian and Portuguese language programs at the University of Arizona. Following the premise that language is highly patterned, participants will learn how to create digital pedagogical materials using interactive Data-driven Learning (iDDL) to inductively guide students to discover language patterns. Participants will be guided through a hands-on experience on how to embed MACAWS searches into their activities and how to integrate iDDL with other available technologies, such as forms, websites, and collaborative boards.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on June 11, 2021.
Participants can request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education during the live event; or they can request a digital badge after the event.
Participants requiring closed captions at the time of CERCLL’s events should request this at least a week in advance by emailing CERCLL at

Details about the MACAWS resources and links to the interface are here: