About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Todd Paben and I am currently in my second year in the Master's program at Iowa State University. Although I'm in Cyclone land, I'm a Cornhusker (with a little bit of Loper) at heart. My experience of learning a new language in Chile changed my life and sparked a passion for the transformative power of learning a new language. My experience with teaching only strengthened this passion, which brought me here to ISU to pursue a Masters degree in Computer Assisted Language Learning. My research interests include finding ways to apply emerging technologies to language learning. I love designing materials and am interested in making games for learning language. I've also been working as a research assistant analyzing academic discourse to help develop materials for academic writing. If you have the same interests, drop me a line at tpaben@iastate.edu and check out my helpful links for educators.