“Physical, digital, hybrid: New engaging spaces for language learning and teaching.” (monograph; in progress)
Book chapter for the Language Center Handbook: “The Language Center Design Process” (accepted; to be published by IALLT in fall of 2017)
Chapter for the edited book “Language Learning in Foreign Language Houses: Immersion and Integration” (chapter title: Embracing hybridity: Virtual spaces in residential settings for language learners; chapter submitted and accepted)
Ramey, Neville, Kronenberg, et. al. “Revisioning the Global Middle Ages: Immersive Environments for Teaching Medieval Languages and Culture” (to be submitted to the journal “Digital Philology” in November 2017)
“From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: The Past, Present and Future of Language Learning Center Design” (my keynote address at the Sorbonne from will be published in the journal Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d’information et de communication (Alsic in 2018)
Kronenberg, F. (Ed.). (2017). From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of the Language Center. Auburn, AL: International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Kronenberg, F. A. (Ed.). (2011). Language center design. Moorhead, MN: International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Kronenberg, F. (2016). Curated language learning spaces: Design principles of physical 21st century language centers. IALLT Journal, 46(1), 63–91.
Kronenberg, F. (2014). Extending the Classroom: Digital Micro-Narratives for Novice Language Learners. Dimensions, 124–134.
Kronenberg, F. A. (2014). Language Center Design and Management in the Post-Language Laboratory Era. IALLT Journal, 44(1), 1–16.
Kronenberg, F. A. (2012). Selection Criteria for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Video Games for Language Learning. IALLT Journal, 42(2), 52–78.
Kronenberg, F. A. (2013). Computer games as agentive and immersive spaces for language learners. In B. Bigl & S. Stoppe (Eds.), Playing with virtuality, theories and methods of computer game studies (pp. 313–332). Peter Lang.
Kronenberg, F. A. (2013). Technology and the Changing Nature of Narrative in L2 Learning and Teaching. In L. A. Wankel & P. Blessinger (Eds.), Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing and Transmedia Storytelling (Vol. 6, pp. 95–119). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Kronenberg, F. A. (2013). The LLC and public relations: Promoting the language learning center. In A. F. Ross (Ed.), Language center management (pp. 121–132). International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Kronenberg, F. A. (2011). Language centers at small institutions. In F. A. Kronenberg (Ed.), Language Center Design (pp. 83–94). International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Other, smaller, non-traditional and/or non-peer reviewed publications
Transforming a dinosaur on campus: From language lab to language center and beyond (December 12, 2017) – UB (University Business)
Simon, E., Kraemer, A., Kronenberg, F., Lavolette, B., & Sartiaux, A. (2017). Language Center Evaluation Toolkit. International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Adapting Classrooms for Student-centered, Individualized, and Technologically-supported Pedagogies. Learning Spaces Collaboratory (2015) – http://www.pkallsc.org/assets/files/LSC_Webinar_Snapshot-Rhodes_Classrooms_Technology-Supported_Pedagogies.pdf
Kronenberg, F. (2015). A Language Center Design Primer. FLTMAG. Retrieved from http://fltmag.com/a-language-center-design-primer/
Scholarship of Application
I have extended my research work also into applied results in (language) learning spaces design many (mostly) higher education institutions. This type of work is a form of creative activity in my field, which Boyer (1990) calls the “Scholarship of Application”:
“New intellectual understandings can arise out of the very act of application – whether in medical diagnosis, serving clients in psychotherapy, shaping public policy, creating architectural design, or working with public schools. In activities such as these, theory and practice vitally interact, and one renews the other”
My pre-tenure review letter (a few years ago…) from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs office at Rhodes College described this kind of work “similar to a ‘juried’ musical performance as it has been, and is being, judged by a jury of teaching peers and students using it.”
Over the years, my publications, consultations, workshops, webinars, presentations, plenary addresses, and keynotes have had a tangible impact in the field. Put bluntly, new buildings were built, and rooms newly designed or redesigned. I am still trying to track down a definite list of those spaces. At this point, please click here for a list of consulting clients. Besides the two language learning centers I designed from the ground up (Pomona College, Rhodes College), many spaces were changed, renovated or built. I am including these activities here even though they are not considered to be publications or creative works by all scholars. But I see these built spaces as a direct outcome of my creative and scholarly work, and am very proud and happy to have seen theory come to life.