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1 eLearning Constructing New Environments for Learning Manuel Ortega, Pedro P. Sánchez-Villalón, Asunción Sánchez-Villalón, Celina de Diego

2 ICT Technologies in learning … –allow participants to access information –facilitate communication –mainly through the Web Improvement? New technologies can help us engage learners in active, constructive, intentional, authentic, and cooperative learning (Jonassen, 1999).

3 Paradigmatic Change Shift from the teaching-centred, receptive knowledge acquisition process, – to - more active, knowledge construction experience centred on learners Change in pedagogical foundations : –roles, environment & scenarios, centres, means, –new kinds of information, contents, disciplines. –learning process: new learning strategies

4 Technologies influence learning Technology features: –Ubiquity (of information & of devices) Weiser, 1991 –Collaboration enabling (communities of practice) –In authentic context (situated learning) –Interaction (fluent communication) Methodological principles, pedagogical design Engagement theory (Kearsley & Shneiderman, 1998) Relate, Create, Donate learning by creating, Students should participate in their learning design, (Britain & Liber, 1999, 2004)

5 European eLearning Program (2001) establishes competences: –general (savoir, savoir-être, savoir-faire & savoir- apprendre -> learning to learn). –specific to each discipline. Experimental Sciences: 'can-do' or know-how skills problem solving activities or simulations: Humanities: skills to cope with real life situations, developing creative thinking, CEF: competences for language learning –Integrating skills: linguistic, sociolinguistic & pragmatic components Speaking, Writing, Listening & Reading Competences

6 Language e-Learning strategies CALL (Computer-assisted language learning) Web Resources. TELL & WELL Ubiquitous access to information anywhere anytime. Textual & multimedia information. Communicate (Interact) by reacting to information: –Initially with forms, (interactivity) –by writing in forums or chatting –New technologies for writing on the Web, such as blogging and wikis. AWLA & AIOLE (online learning environments)

7 AWLA: A Writing eLearning Appliance AWLA: A Writing eLearning Appliance A learning resource to write on the Web. Aim:to learn how to write by writing on a blended learning environment allowing ubiquitous collaboration. centred on learning design, which provides updatable description, instructions and links to external/internal materials (PBL). access to communication: Chat and reference language tools (a grammar parser, a lexicon, Wordnet, online dictionaries, Google search, images). Changing roles: Teacher as a guide Students as creators

8 Users (learners) access facilities Easy entrance to the Website Easy, fast access to reading, writing and saving text information Collaboration (New Idea) Convertible to Word format Access to corrected version Editable with images (multimedia) Permanent display of the task Access to additional contents Access to language tools (menu) Access to communication facility: Chat based on the task channel

9 AWLA German & Spanish Interfaces

10 XML RSS Aggregation

11 AIOLE for Languages for Outgoing Erasmus Students European Community directives: European Community directives: –language learning & the use of ICT … Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – active use of language as interaction in learning – Levels & assessment grid Blended Learning Blended Learning Mixture of traditional language courses with distributed learning –Oral interaction in face-to-face sessions –Reading, Listening & Writing online An I nteractive Online L earning E nvironment

12 AIOLE-CIVIEramus Activities: Web Writer: designed or selected by tutors/students Learning design (3 levels): – CEF B1 – Teacher – Student Learning design Getting Ready for Mobility Travelling, Accommodation, At the University, Everyday Situations.

13 AIOLE-CIVIEramus: AIOLE-CIVIEramus: Writing -Reading as browsing (as usual) -Involving writing as interaction) - Text, images, video or audio - Mutiple Choice Quizzes or Matching Exercises -Sentences for Fill-in-the- blanks completion. - Questions and Answers Kinds of Activities:

14 AIOLE-CIVIEramus: AIOLE-CIVIEramus: AWLA integration AWLA (A Writing Learning Appliance) - Learn to write by writing anywhere anytime on the Web - Task-based (scenarios) - with Tutors correction (similar to traditional)

15 Language eLearning with AWLA & AIOLE Writing practice & communication (interaction) helps to internalize information, to build knowledge, learning a language by developing communicative skills: –Reading, Listening, and Writing online –Speaking (oral interaction) in face-to-face sessions »BLENDED LEARNING –Blended learning (where the teacher is essential) using content, quizzes & access to information (CAI) Writing process, based on tasks: TELL learning design scenarios Adaptable to disciplines, languages, levels Ideal for Lifelong Learning and CLIL The AWLA site: AIOLE-CIVIErasmus:

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