Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
September 15-18, 1999
"Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in varied language learning environments"


Understanding, using and creating web-enabled databases
Wednesday, September 15 from 09:30 to 17:00
Room 27, Propédeutique, 3rd floor


Dr. Volker Hegelheimer, Iowa State University

Seminar Description:

This full-day workshop aims to provide

  1. a conceptual understanding of how web-enabled databases can be implemented and utilized in language learning settings,
  2. a chance for participants to experience exemplary applications of web-enabled databases, and
  3. a hands-on opportunity to create a database that can be published on the web.

The presenter will illustrate the relationship between databases and web pages, demonstrate effective uses of web-enabled databases in language learning sites, describe stages in designing a database, indicate possible software/hardware solutions, and point to further learning resources.
Participants will determine appropriate uses of web-enabled databases in their particular language learning settings, create their own database, and link it to the WWW.
Handouts containing "how-to documents" will be provided. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact Volker Hegelheimer (

The workshop will be conducted in English. All accompanying materials such as handouts and tutorials will be in English as well.

Workshop Homepage:


Volker H. Hegelheimer is an Assistant Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University, researching the uses of computers, the internet, and emerging technologies in language learning, and teaching courses in computer-assisted language learning.


I would like to thank my friends and colleagues Michael W. Lindeman and Eric S. McCune for agreeing to let me adapt materials we created for use in a previous seminar on web-enabled databases.