June 05, 2009

Getting the word out about DiLL

Amid the warm humid weather of Atlanta, Georgia, Zachary Schneirov
and Matthew Taylor presented DiLL, the MMLC’s digital language lab software
last week while attending the semi-annual conference of IALLT, taking place
at Georgia State University. Supporting the presentation with first-hand testimony were David Shultz, Jon Beals, who are director and assistant director of the Grand Valley State University Language Resource Center, and Allison Weiss, coordinator of the World Language Laboratory at the University of Chicago Lab Schools.

The IALLT presentation was the third public presentation of the software
this calendar year, after the annual conference of the National Association
of Independent Schools (NAIS) in February, and then a series of Apple Tech
Updates presentations in three New England states in late April.

Often called the “DiLL guys” or “DiLL dudes” while on tour, Zach and Matt
share their enthusiasm for software development and the simplicity and
ease-of-use towards which they strive via engaging and entertaining
presentations that incorporate live demonstrations, use-case anecdotes, and
implementation details.

Event Photos

NAIS: February 27, 2009


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Co-presenters: Allison Weiss (University of Chicago Lab Schools), Diane Jackson, (University of Chicago Lab Schools)

Apple Tech Updates: April 28-30, 2009


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Clockwise, from top left: Interior of Frank Jones Center, Portsmouth, NH; Zach & Matt watching peer presentations, Boxborough, MA; Attendees from various K-12 schools, Portsmouth, NH; Exterior of Frank Jones Center.

IALLT: May 28-30, 2009


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Clockwise, from top left: Barry Adams of Apple, Inc. gives Keynote presentation; Co-presenters David Schultz (GVSU) and Jon Beals (GVSU) sample Atlanta cuisine; Participation in presentation given by Claire Bartlett, Rice University; Zach watches plenary discussion on language lab history.

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