Doug Canfield

Knoxville TN

Doug Canfield

Knoxville TN

Doug directs the Language Resource Center at The University of Tennessee . He is a lapsed medievalist and occasional French instructor now language technology futurist and discourse analyst who explores the power of new media and virtual communities for language instruction and research, and the leveraging of open-source and low-affect technologies in language resource centers. Doug is a member of the International Assocation for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Among his other scholarly works, he was awarded a highly competitive Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for the summer of 2010. His proposed study is titled "Authentic encounters in synthetic worlds: A discursive investigation of communities of language practice in the Metaverse." Supervising a fine team of student assistants, his goals include fostering the use of technology for instruction, communication, collaboration, and recreation.

  • Work
    • University of Tennessee
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee