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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University, where I am primarily affiliated with a practical, globally-oriented graduate program in Interactive Media. My research, teaching, and practice focus on technologies for languages of few speakers, civic technologies, and creative industries.

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Latest posts by Derek Lackaff

4 April 2017

Local Language / Global Network: Designing Mobile Technology for Indigenous and Minority Language Users

Lessons from how Irish speakers are interacting with mobile technologies may provide insights for speakers of other minority and indigenous languages.

15 March 2017

Building a Sustainable, Open-Source Platform for Language Learning

Openwords is a open-source language-learning app with robust lesson and course development features with the aim to be a community of language learners and teachers.