Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin joins as Co-Chair the Second Annual VirtuaTeLL Conference Committee for Spring 2022

Dr. Jasmin Cowin, Touro University, TESOL and Bilingual Department, GSE assumes the position as conference co-chair of the Second Annual VirtuaTeLL Conference Spring 2022.

VirtuaTeLL Conference Spring 2022 is part of NYS TESOL. This year’s conference theme Emerging Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching: Diversity, Criticality and Multimodality

Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin is a Fulbright Scholar; Assistant Professor and TESOL/Bilingual Practicum Coordinator at  Touro College, Graduate School of Education; co-conference chair of Second Annual VirtuaTeLL Conference Spring 2022 (VTCon 2022) Conference with the theme: Emerging Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching: Diversity, Criticality and Multimodality, past Editorial Board member of the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics,  and Informatics for its special issue “Trans-Disciplinary Communication”, past chair of the New York State  TESOL 2021 conference; sustainability analyst for Computers for Schools Burundi; TESOL expert and Train the  Trainer for the Future Horizons Foundation for Translation, Training, and Development in Sanaa, Yemen; retired  Chair of the Rotary Club of New York United Nations International Breakfast Meetings; past President and past  Rotary Assistant Governor for New York State.  Dr. Cowin brings over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, technology specialist, and institutional leader. As an Education Policy Fellow at the EPFP™ Institute, Columbia University/Teachers College, she became part of a select group of strategic leaders analyzing trends regarding effective educational policy and leadership with a focus on preparing qualified educators for the complexities of 21st – century classrooms. Her extensive background in education, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, augmented and virtual reality simulation training, Green and Black Swan market shifts, not-for-profit leadership and commitment to the idea of education as a basic human right provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally.

The theme “Emerging Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching: Diversity, Criticality and Multimodality ” reflects current trends and approaches in second language learning and teaching Through inclusive, self-reflexive and multimodal practices embedded in our research and our teaching. This theme invites a broad consideration of related issues, including (but not limited to) the following: Smart CALL, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, language assessment and learner’s data, Natural Language Processing, Mobile Learning, Intelligent Tutors, games and language learning, gamification, Adaptive Learning algorithms.

Second Annual VirtuaTeLL Conference Committee

The Conference team:

Amany Alkhayat
Conference Chair

Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin
Conference Co-chair

Christian Perticone
Conference Co-chair

Ali Safivand
Conference Co-chair

Annual VirtuaTeLL Conference Spring 2022 website

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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