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Professor Pardo-Ballester’s research interests center on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, and Language Assessment. She has published and presented scholarly papers dealing with the development of hybrid and blended language courses, the development of online instructional materials (such as online readings with multimedia glosses, listening tasks based on web-based video and audio, and online writing tasks), the use of networks for teaching, student attitudes towards the use of CALL, and the integration of technology into the language curriculum.

  • López-Burton, N.,Marqués- Pascual, L., Pardo-Ballester, C. (2013). Pura Vida: Beginning Spanish (1st Edition). John Wiley & Sons.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. & Rodriguez, J. (2013). CALICO Monograph series-Volume 12: Design-based Research in CALL. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. & Rodriguez, J. (2013). Design principles for language learning. In C. Pardo-Ballester & J. Rodriguez (Eds.), CALICO Monograph series-Volume 12: Design-based research in CALL (pp. 183-209). San Marcos, TX: CALICO.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. & Rodriguez, J. (2013). Introduction. In C. Pardo-Ballester & J. Rodriguez (Eds.), CALICO Monograph series-Volume 12: Design-based research in CALL (pp. 1-7). San Marcos, TX: CALICO.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. (2012). CALL evaluation: Effectiveness and Impact of Spanish learners using a Web-Based multimedia program to develop language and culture skills. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Journal, Vo. 29 (3).
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. (2011). Second Languages and Second Life: Collaborative Learning Activities. The Language Educator, 56-59.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. (2010).The validity argument of a web-based Spanish listening exam test: Usefulness evaluation. Language Assessment Quarterly (LAQ), Vol. 7 (2), 137-159.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C., & Rodriguez, J. (2010). Developing Spanish online readings using Design Based Research. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Journal, Vo. 27 (3), 540-553.
  • Silva, K., Correia, A. & Pardo-Ballester, C. (2010). A Faculty Mentoring Experience: Learning together in Second Life. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education (JDLTE), 149-159.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C., & Rodríguez, J. C. (2009). Using design-based research to guide the development of online instructional materials. In C. A. Chapelle, H. G. Jun, & I. Katz (Eds.), Developing and evaluating language learning materials (pp. 86‐102). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. (2009). En una Palabra, Córdoba, Argentina. The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Journal, 26 (3), 674-683.
  • Pardo-Ballester, C. (2008). The construct validity of a Web-based Spanish Listening Exam. C.A. Chapelle, Y.R. Chung, & J. Xu (Eds.) In Towards adaptive CALL: Natural language processing for diagnostic language assessment (pp. 209-227). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
  • Blake,R., Wilson,N.,Cetto, M., & Pardo-Ballester,C. (2008) Measuring Oral Proficiency in Distance, Face-to-Face, and Blended Classrooms. Language Learning & Technology, Vol.12, (3), 114-127.
  • Lower Division Spanish Language Coordinator (2007-2015)
  • Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (rater (2008-present) & tester (2011-present). To schedule an OPI exam, send an email to cpardo@iastate.edu.
  • LASCAC grant (2010).Title project: Elementary and Intermediate Spanish: Conversion and improvement from WebCT to Blackboard 9.1.
  • LAS Research Grant (2008). Project title: Using video in web-based listening tests.
  • LASCAC grant (2007). Project title: Hybrid Elementary Spanish at ISU: Technology in the Foreign Language Curriculum (with Julio C. Rodríguez).
  • LAS Small Grant (2007, 2008, 2010, & 2011).
  • Miller Faculty Fellowship (2008). Project title: Hybrid Intermediate Spanish at ISU: Technology in the Foreign Language Curriculum (with Julio C. Rodríguez).
  • Professors for the Future Fellowship (2005-2006). Project title: Seeing Past the Present: Helping Grad Students through the First Years of a TAship. University of California, Davis.

Contact

Office: 3238 Pearson Hall
Phone: (515) 294-2134
Email: cpardo@iastate.edu