ClipFlairForeign Language Learning through InteractiveRevoicing and Captioning of ClipsLINQ, Rome, 2013Stavroula Sokoli, Patrick Zabalbeascoa & Vasilis DelisUniversitat Pompeu Fabra & Computer Technology Institute1
Needs• New educational tools and ideas for foreignlanguage learning• Online educational materials for lesser usedlanguages• Greater awareness of accessibility (audiodescription for the visually impaired, captions forthe hard of hearing)2
Why Clips?Because audiovisuals…• are frequently used as a resource in foreignlanguage learning• are not limited by genre or text-type (film scenes,documentaries, news, animation, songs, home-made videos, etc.)• introduce variety and provide exposure to culturaland linguistic aspects of communication in theircontext3
Why Flair?Watching a clip and talking or writing about it maynot be enough.ClipFlair proposes an active approach to engagelearners in a hands-on experience.To flair a clip is to revoice or caption it.4
What is revoicing?• To add one’s own voice recording onto the audio trackof a clip▫ dubbing, voice over, audio description, freecommentary, karaoke singing, reciting5
What is captioning?• To add words by writing them on screen▫ subtitles, intertitles , annotations, speech bubbles,comments6
What is ClipFlair?• A web platform for foreign language learningthrough interactive revoicing and captioning ofclips.• A community of learners and teachers who areinterested in using audiovisual material for languagelearning in an active and motivating way.7
What is a ClipFlair activity?• A foreign language learning exercise with a clip torevoice or caption.• Instructions for the learner, guided by pedagogicalprinciples sensitive to audiovisual literacy anddidactic innovation.• One clip at least.▫ Example: The learner chooses to “be” one of thecharacters in a film scene and records (dubs) his/herown voice over the original recording.8
ClipFlair offers:• The Studio: for creating and using activities throughrevoicing and captioning toolshttp://studio.clipflair.net• The Social Network: for interacting, collaborating etc. inforums and groupshttp://social.clipflair.net• The Gallery: for uploading, accessing and sharingactivities, clips and other materialshttp://gallery.clipflair.net• The Conceptual Framework establishing guidelines foractivity creation and evaluation criteria9
13Role PartnerProject Coordinator Universitat Pompeu FabraICT & EducationalTechnology ExpertComputer Technology InstituteDomain Expert UPF, CTI, Univ.Autònoma de Barcelona, ImperialCollege, Babes Bolyai Univ., Deusto Univ., TallinnUniv., Warsaw Univ., Univ. of Algarve, National Univ.Of IrelandActivity Developer All project partnersLocal coordinator UPF, UAB, ICL and NUI have established connectionswith the Associate Partners involved and will guidethem through the piloting taskEvaluator Deusto Univ.The Partnership
Milestones• 2011▫ December: Kick-off meeting• 2012▫ March: Conceptual framework , educational and functionalspecifications of the web platform▫ June: Alpha version of the platform▫ September: Beta version▫ October – December: Activity development (first phase)• 2013▫ Pilot use (first phase)▫ Activity development (second phase)• 2014▫ Pilot use (final phase)14
Some project numbers in brief• 30 months (Dec 11 – May 14)• 10 partners• 8 countries• 15 languages• 300 activities• 2,000 users (learners, teachers, authors)• 1 web platform15
Languages targeted in the project• Arabic• Basque• Catalan• Chinese• English• Estonian• Greek• Irish• Japanese• Polish• Portuguese• Romanian• Russian• Spanish• Ukranian16
To follow, join, subscribeor contact…clipflair.netfacebook.com/ClipFlairtwitter.com/ClipFlairclipflair@cti.gr17
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