Barrett, A., Ke, F., Dai, C.-P., West, L., Bhowmik, S. & Zhang, N. (accepted, 2023). AI-integrated virtual students for teacher training: Comparing simulation-based classroom dialogue to the real thing. The 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).

Barrett, A., Dai, C.-P., West, L., Bhowmik, S., Zhang, N. & Ke, F. (accepted, 2023). Preservice teacher discourse with AI-integrated virtual students: A look at sentence function. The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2023 Conference.

Zhang, N., Barrett, A., Ke, F., Sokolikj, Z. & Moon, J. (accepted, 2023). Improving computational thinking for children with Autism in the virtual world. The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2023 Conference.

Zhang, N., Barrett, A., Ke, F., Moon, J. & Sokolikj, Z. (accepted, 2023). An evidence-centered model for computational thinking assessment: Longitudinal observations of autistic youths in virtual worlds. American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting.

Barrett, A., Pack, A., Monteiro, D. & Liang, H.-N. (2023). Exploring the influence of audience familiarity on speaker anxiety and performance in virtual reality and real-life presentation contexts. Behavior & Information Technology.

Barrett, A., Zhang, N., Ke, F., Moon, J. & Sokolikj, Z. (2022). Development of an evidence-centered model for computational thinking in virtual worlds with children with autism. The 8th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN2022), 30-32.

Bhowmik, S., Barrett, A., Ke, F., Yuan, X., Southerland, S., Dai, C.-P., West, L. & Dai, Z. (2022). Simulating students: An AI chatbot for teacher training. In Chinn, C., Tan, E., Chan, C. & Kali, Y. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences – ICLS, 1972-1973.

Barrett, A. & Pack, A. (2022). The State of Extended Reality Technologies in Language Education and Research. In B. Zou, M. Thomas, D. Barr & W. Jia (Eds.), Emerging Concepts in Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 16-41). IGI Global.

Pack, A., Kiss, T., Barrett, A. & Chen C. (2021). Towards a non-dichotomous view of motivators and demotivators in language learning. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1-14.

Barrett, A., Pack, A. & Quaid, E. D. (2021). Understanding learners’ acceptance of high-immersion virtual reality systems: Insights from confirmatory and exploratory PLS-SEM analyses. Computers & Education, 169(2021), 1-17.

Quaid, E. & Barrett, A. (2021). Interpretations of spoken utterance fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interviews. Language Education & Assessment, 4(1), 1-18.

Barrett, A., Pack, A., Guo, Y. & Wang, N. (2021). Technology acceptance model and multi-user virtual reality learning environments for Chinese language education. Interactive Learning Environments.

Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2021). A review of virtual reality and English for academic purposes: Understanding where to start. International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 11(1), 72-80.

Quaid, E., Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2020). Students’ intention to use high-immersion virtual reality systems for learning paragraph structure: A PLS-SEM exploratory study. In Frederiksen, K.-M., Larsen, S., Bradley, L. & Thouësny, S. (Eds.), CALL for widening participation: short papers from EUROCALL 2020, 291-297.

Pack, A., Barrett, A., Liang, H.-N. & Monteiro, D. (2020). University EAP Students’ Perceptions of Using a Prototype Virtual Reality Learning Environment to Learn Writing Structure. International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 10(1), 27-46.

Quaid, E. & Barrett, A. (2020). Toward the Future of Computer-Assisted Language Testing: Assessing Spoken Performance through Semi-Direct Tests. In Zou, B. & Thomas, M. (eds.), Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (pp. 208-235). IGI Global.

Barrett, A. (2019). Semantics. In Chen, C. & Morris, G. (eds.), How Language Works- A brief introduction to linguistics (pp. 92-110). Macmillan Red Globe Press.

Barrett, A. (2019). Extended Icebreaker. English Teaching Forum, 57(3), 33-35.

Barrett, A. (2018). Review: Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of China, ETiC: English Teaching in China, 10, 22-24.

Conference Presentations

Barrett, A., Pack, A., Guo, Y. & Wang, N. (2022, June 23-25). Investigating the new wave of technology: Language learners’ acceptance of VR technology for learning Chinese characters. Psychology of Language Learning 4 (PLL4). Sydney, Canada.
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Pack, A. Quaid, E. & Barrett, A. (2022, March 22-25). Virtual Reality a good fit for TESOL? Insights from ELLs. TESOL International Convention. Pittsburgh, USA.

Quaid, E. D., Barrett, A. J. & Pack, A. (2021, August 26). Evaluating VR system use for continuing support in university academic writing centres: An experiential approach. EAP Education and Practice Conference. University College London, U.K.
Conference Program

Barrett, A., Quaid, E., Pack, A. & Zhou, L. (2020, November 16-23). Technology acceptance model application for high-immersion virtual reality learning environments. JALT 2020 46th Annual International Conference.
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Quaid, E., Pack, A., Barrett, A. & Zhou, L. (2020, August 20-21). Learner Acceptance of a Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Learning Paragraph Writing Structure. EuroCALL 2020 Online Conference.
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Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2019, April 12-14). Virtual Reality Learning Environments as Pedagogical Tools for English for Academic Purposes. BALEAP Conference: Innovation, Exploration and Transformation. Leeds, U.K.

Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2019, April 12-14). Painting in a Virtual World: How Virtual Reality Can Supplement EAP. BALEAP Conference: Innovation, Exploration and Transformation. Leeds, U.K.

Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2019, January 12). How to use the Virtual Reality Language Learning Lab to teach academic writing structure. JALT: Kyoto x MAVR. Kyoto, Japan.
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Pack, A., Liang, H.-N., & Barrett, A. (2018, August 16-18). Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality Technologies to Support the Learning of Academic English Essay Writing. GloCALL Conference. Suzhou, China.
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Barrett, A. (2017, April 15). Communicative Games. Challenges and Opportunities in ELT Conference. Namangan, Uzbekistan.

Barrett, A. (2017, November 11). Building Quality Note-Taking Skills. English is Key to Dialogue TESOL Conference. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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Barrett, A., & Kuchkarova, Y. (2016, June 16-18). Using Rubrics for Performance Assessment. KazTEA Conference. Oskemen, Kazakhstan.
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Barrett, A., & Sarimsakova, D. (2016, June 16-18). Learning a Lot in a Little Time. KazTEA Conference. Oskemen, Kazakhstan.
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Barrett, A. (2016, December 10). Communicative Games. Central Asia ELF Program Conference. Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Barrett, A. (2014, October 23-24). Practical Techniques for Teaching Language. JET Program Skill Development Conference. Awaji, Japan.
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Barrett, A. (2011, December 2). Interlanguage Pragmatics: implications of positive transfer. Biannual SFSU TESOL conference. San Francisco, California.
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Workshops and
Interactive Presentations

Teaching the Writing Process– Learn about the steps of the writing process as well as classroom activities you can implement to give your students practice with them

Decoding Discourse Analysis– Demystify this topic for your students who are beginners in analyzing language

Teaching Reading Strategies- Teaching reading made easy! Learn and practice the main reading strategies and leave with a cache of new reading activity ideas

Studying in the U.S.– For those interested in studying abroad, this presentation will cover everything you need to know about student life and studying in the U.S.

Teaching Grammar: Inductive or Deductive?- Grammar, we all need it. But how can we teach it in a way that engages our students? This workshop seeks to answer that question

A survey of Task-Based Language Teaching– The newest TESOL paradigm, or a branch of CLT? What is TBLT and why is it important?

Writing and Publishing in the field of TESOL– Publish or perish. Learn about how to push your articles into national publications and get noticed by major universities!

Assessment and Feedback Techniques– A survey of ELT assessment. Learn the do’s and don’ts, the what’s and the how’s of assessment and feedback

How to Teach Speaking– The most prized of the language skills. Does it deserve all the attention it gets? Learn some of the best practices in teaching Speaking

A Survey of English for Specific Purposes– ESP might just be the future of English language teaching. Get a jump start on this exciting new field by attending this workshop

Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition– Vocabulary is often either overlooked or not taught productively. Learn some new and exciting methods of teaching this very important topic

Building Community– Have a diverse classroom overcome cultural hurtles to work harmoniously toward positive language learning goals

Writing the Perfect Resume– Graduating soon? Get some professional tips on how to craft the best resume you can for the job you’re looking for

Conquering the Cover Letter– Graduating soon? Cover letter writing is a unique and important skill that you must master before you apply for your dream job

The Diversity of American and World Englishes– Learn all about how English grew from it’s humble origins to the global and plural heights it enjoys today

Elements of a Good Listening Lesson– Taking tips from the experts, we explore how to maximize listening time in your classes and increase listening effectiveness

Materials and Resources: Adapting and Developing– Learn where to find the best TESOL resources and how to tailor them to fit your, and your students’, needs

Increasing Student Engagement– From a class of 1 to 100, this workshop is designed to help any teacher keep their students’ attention and increase motivation