About the Tech Center
The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center serves as a hub of innovative means for integrating existing technologies as well as piloting creative new technology development efforts. The Tech Center helps Flagship programs incubate ideas that serve the specific needs of the Flagship community and makes efforts to codify and disseminate their best practices in blended learning and simulated learning experiences. The Center constantly surveys the latest trends in educational technologies for language learning, identifying solutions that are the best fit for solving challenges within the Flagship.
As new technologies emerge, the Technology Innovation Center works with Flagship programs to leverage partnerships with new technology companies that need feedback from learner and instructor populations in order to build capabilities that are the best fit for their users. The Tech Center also acts as a nexus of partnerships with other government programs and agencies, sharing best practices, lessons learned, and research findings. Through The Tech Center, The Language Flagship is forging a unified way ahead with partners in academia, the private sector, and other government agencies.
A Blueprint for Success
The Tech Center created a Language Technology Blueprint in order to help The Language Flagship, as well as other federal initiatives and academic programs interested in enhancing high quality language programs, to improve language learning through the strategic integration of technology. Through multiple symposia and outreach events to promote input and collaboration across The Language Flagship programs, the Tech Center has worked to make the integration of effective language learning technology central to The Language Flagship mission. The participation and input of Language Flagship directors, instructors and students, along with colleagues from across academia, government and the private sector, has been instrumental in refining our views and practices in the integration of blended learning into high quality instruction.