Blended Learning Pilots

Pilot a LaunchPad tool.   




The pilots are a chance for Flagship directors, instructors, and tutors to try out emerging, LaunchPad-vetted technologies in their curricula and lessons, free of cost. Alternately, instructors and tutors may choose to integrate an existing third party tool they’ve been wanting to try into their lessons, with individualized Tech Center support. During the planning phase, the Tech Center coaches instructors as they prepare to integrate new technology into their lessons. During the pilot period, instructors will have a full semester to use the technology with their students (Fall 2023). Instructors’ feedback will be used to improve participating technologies’ fit with best practices in language pedagogy. The pilots will begin with a short webinar on August 2nd where instructors can learn more about this year’s technology tools.

3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Identify a challenge

Consider the instructional challenge or problem that you would like to address with the tool.

Step 2: Choose a tool to pilot

On August 2, 2023, the Tech Center is conducting a short webinar on four innovative tools: Eduling Speak, Lingostar, Mage Duel, and Pangea Chat.

Step 3: Register for the Pilots

The Tech Center will assist in the implementation by helping you with the logistics of setting up the pilot and the design of activities to test. You can also work with a mentor experienced in blended learning.

  • So what does Blended Learning mean anyway?

    We define blended learning as a student-centered approach that entails purposeful, appropriate, and sustainable integration of technology* which optimizes the use of face-to-face and online environments. Blended learning requires a measure of synchronous interactions between instructor and learners and offers some degree of learner control over time, place, path, or pace.

  • * Gruba, P., Cárdenas-Claros, M. S., Suvorov, R., & Rick, K. (2016). Blended language program evaluation. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2023 LaunchPad-vetted Choices

Eduling Speak

Language learning app that connects learners to complete tasks together in pairs. All languages.

lingostar app<br />

AI tutor that provides learners with live, unscripted conversation practice about any topic. English, French, Spanish. 

mage duel

AI-powered open-world video game that builds language fluency. Arabic.

pangea chat logo<br />

Instant-messaging platform that allows students to learn a language while texting their friends. English, Spanish.


July 25, 2023: Call for Participation 

August 2, 2023: Blended Learning Pilots Kickoff Webinar

August 4 – 25, 2023: Create a plan for your pilot, with Tech Center support

August 31, 2023: Feedback to proposed plans

Fall 2023: Pilot implementation

December 2023: Summary report

December 2023 : Presentation of pilot results

Learn more about Tech Center blended learning programs.

Contact Information


1890 East West Road

Moore Hall 256

Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956-5121