Linda

Linda Carol Jones



(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
lcjones@uark.edu
479-575-7608

Biography

(B.A. in French, Northeast Louisiana University, 1983; M.A. in Francophone Studies, University of Arizona, 1988; M.A. in Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 1997; Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, University of New Mexico, 2001) Linda joined the faculty in 1988 and is currently Associate Professor of Instructional Technology. Her research interests include:  second language learning and technology; New France and French Mississippi Archival Studies; missionaries of the Lower Mississippi Valley; spirituality in Higher Education.  Linda has published numerous articles in such prestigious journals as the Modern Languages Journal and the CALICO Journal.  She has presented papers at both national and international conferences and has developed software and videos to educate students about French Arkansas' History.  She has also regularly participated in workshops and training of Teaching Assistants and Faculty at the University of Arkansas.  Dr. Jones is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of World Languages and additionally served 25 years as the Director of the Language Center. Linda is heavily engaged in writing grants as well and, to date, has received funding for 30 different grant proposals focused on language teaching and technology as well as French Arkansas History.

Selected Publications

  • Jones, L. & Plass, J. (2002). Supporting listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition in French with multimedia annotations.   The Modern Language Journal 86(iv), 546-561.
  • Jones, L. (2002). Using technology in language teaching and listening comprehension:  Revisiting what teachers should know and do.  International Association of Language Learning Technologies Journal, 34(2), 25-53.
  • Jones, L.  (2003).  Supporting listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition with multimedia annotations:  The students' voice. CALICO Journal  21(1), 41-65.
  • Jones, L. (2004).  Testing L2 vocabulary recognition and recall using pictorial and written test items.  Language Learning & Technology, 8(3), 122-143.
  • Plass, J., & Jones, L.  (2005). Multimedia learning of a second language.  In R. Mayer, (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, 467-488.  New York:  Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, L.  (2006). “Aural Comprehension and Vocabulary Learning in Multimedia Environments,” in L. Ducate & N. Arnold, (Eds.), Calling on CALL:  From Theory and Research to New Directions in Foreign Language Teaching.  CALICO Monograph Series Volume 5, Texas State University.
  • Jones, L. (2006).  Effects of collaboration and multimedia annotations on vocabulary learning and listening comprehension.  CALICO Journal, 24(1). 33-58.
  • Jones, L. (2008).  A pilot study to investigate students’ views on the amount of invested mental effort needed in an aural multimedia environment. Zhang & Barber, Eds., Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning.
  • Jones, L.  (2008).  Listening comprehension technology:  Building the bridge from analog to digital.  CALICO Journal 25(3), 400-419.
  • Jones, L. (2009). Supporting student differences in listening comprehension and vocabulary
    acquisition with multimedia annotations.  CALICO Journal 26(2), 267-289.
  • Jones, L. (2009). "Supporting listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition with multimedia applications: The students' voice," In P. Hubbard, (Ed.). Assisted Language Learning: Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Volume II:  CALL and Language Skills, pp. 53-78.  New York and London, Routledge Press.
  • Jones, L. (2010). From the Cotton Fields to the Ties That Bind:  Jim Pusack’s enduring impact on today’s CALL development. CALICO Journal, 27(3), May.
  • Jones, L. (2012).  Interaction in Google Wave Sends Chat Rooms out with the Tide.  In F. Zhang, Ed., Computer-Enhanced and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning. IGI Global, Hershey, PA. pp. 35-55.
  • Bell, R., Jones, L., Longstreth, M., & Neal, J.  (2012).  Faith-Related Determinants of Organizational Commitment.  In Judi Neal (ed.), Handbook for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace:  Emerging Trends in Research and Practice, Springer-Verlag, New York 2012.
  • Jones, L. and Holland, A. (2013).  Who Blogs? Understanding the Correlation of Personality and Blogging in Cultural Discussions.  CALICO.

Select Presentations

  • Refereed presentation:  "Development of Interactive, Multimedia Educational Software for Studying Native American Cultural History and Foreign Languages," at the World Conference on Educational Media and Educational Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June, 1997.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  "Supporting Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary Acquisition with Multimedia Annotations," at the American Educational Research Association National Conference, Seattle, April, 2001.  Co-presented with Dr. Jan Plass, New York University.
  • Refereed presentation:  "Supporting Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary Acquisition with Multimedia Annotations:  What the Students Say!" at the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages National Conference, Dallas, November, 2001.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  "The Effect of Verbal and Spatial Ability on Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary Acquisition in Multimedia Learning," at the American Educational Research Association National Conference, March, 2002, New Orleans.  Co-presented with Dr. Jan Plass, New York University, and Dr. Detlev Leutner, Erfurt University.
  • Refereed presentation:  “Multimedia Annotations in a Listening Comprehension Environment:  An Investigation of Students’ Amount of Invested Mental Effort,” at the World Computer Assisted Language Learning Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May, 2003.
  • Spirituality in Higher Education:  A Comparison of a Faith-Based and a Secular Organization.  Co presented with Molly Longstreth, Office of Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development. Given at the Tyson Conference on Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace, November 2011.   This conference is international in scope and had participants from all over the world including from, Dubai, England and Australia.
  • Refereed presentation:  “Testing Second Language Listening Comprehension in a Multimedia Environment Using Visual and Verbal Modes for Test items,”  at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Chicago, April, 2003.
  • Refereed presentation:  "Effects of Collaboration and Multimedia Annotations on Vocabulary Learning and Listening Comprehension," at the National CALICO Conference, Pittsburgh, June, 2004.
  • Refereed presentation:  “Teaching with Historic Documents in the Language Classroom,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago, November, 2004.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  “A Model for Addressing Cross-Cultural Differences,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago, November, 2004.  Co-presented with Dr. Joan Turner, University of Arkansas.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  “Language Learning for All:  Tools for Success,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages,, Baltimore, Fall 2005.  Co-presentation with Dr. Joan Turner, University of Arkansas, and Dr. Glynis Cowell, University of North Carolina.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  “How Do Learners of French Comprehend Written, Aural and Aural/Visual Texts?  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French, Milwaukee, July, 2006.  Co-presentation with Dr. James Davis, University of Arkansas.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  “Written, Aural and Visual Processing Strategies in a Multimedia Environment?  Presented at the Annual CALICO meeting, San Marcos, Texas, May, 2007.  Co-presentation with Dr. James Davis, University of Arkansas.
  • Co-presentation (refereed):  “Bridging Academic and professional Cultures for Language Students.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages,, San Antonio, Fall 2007.  Co-presentation with Dr. Joan Turner, University of Arkansas.
  • Refereed presentation:  “Who Blogs?  Examining the Role of Personality in Cross-Cultural Blogging Assignments”.  Presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April, 2010.
  • “Online Chat Activities: Experiencing Greater Authentic Communication in Google Wave”.  Refereed paper given at the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference, Boston, November 2010.
  • A Review of Spirituality in Higher Education, presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting, August 3-7, 2012, Boston.
  • Spirituality in Higher Education: A Comparison of a Faith-Based and a Secular Organization, presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting, August 3-7, 2012, Boston. With co-authors Dr. Rhonda Bell, Dr. Judi Neal, and Dr. Molly Longstreth.
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words – Or Do They?  A Qualitative Study of Comfort Levels Discussing Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.  Wisdom at Work Conference.  October 30 – November 3, 2012, Fayetteville.  With Co-authors, Dr. Rhonda Bell, Dr. Judi Neal and Sara Miller.
  • Spiritual Pilgrimage and Tourism. The Value of Writing Home.  Refereed presentation given at the
    Conference on Miracles and Management:  The 3rd Conference of Management, Spirituality and Religion
    Lourdes, France, May 17, 2013
  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Or Do They? Openness to the Miracle of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.  Refereed presentation given at the Conference on Miracles and Management:  The 3rd Conference of Management, Spirituality and Religion.  Co presented with Judi Neal, Edgewalkers International and Rhonda S. Bell, American Public University Systems School of Management.   Lourdes, France, May 18, 2013