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This widget bundle is useful in a language learning context and can be used to complete a variety of tasks, such as learning vocabulary, improvement of pronunciation, producing of texts and audio-files, etc.
The RWTH test-bed
The RWTH test-bed is provided by the “Center for Learning and Knowledge Management and Department of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering” (ZLW/IMA) at RWTH Aachen University.
The ZLW/IMA is responsible for the lecture “Informatics in Mechanical Engineering” with more than 1000 students each semester.
The usage of e-learning tools supports collaborative learning especially within large groups of students.
The environment is composed of three intercommunicating widgets:
WKM Widget: A Web 2.0 Knowledge Map for accessing and reading topic articles Multiuser Chat Widget: general or topic-related group chats & presence information History Widget: tracks individual learning activities and shows personal history of visited topics
The Festo test-bed addresses the issue of providing a responsive learning environment within further education activities of a training centre in a company.
This test-bed provides a platform for federating and mashing-up different ROLE learning services within the Festo Virtual Academy, which is the central learning management system of Festo.
This widget bundle consists of two widgets:
Media Search Widget: search for learning content in various content repositories like YouTube, SlideShare, and Wikipedia
Media List Widget: organize learning content in media lists.
Tagging, sharing and commenting functionalities as well as collaborative creating of media lists are supported.
The BILD test-bed
The BILD is a membership organisation representing the interests of over 2000 learning and development professionals.
Each member represents a different organisation utilising potentially different learning systems and servicing varying types of learners working in different contexts.
The members selected to participate in the test bed activity represent scenarios where there are individual learners and where there is a potential to make a transition from working in isolation to sharing competencies with others and entering into a collaborative situation.
Etestmeprovides an online system whereby English language learners can practise for their IELTS examination.
Etestme has produced a widget sized version of their online language assessment system, namely an ‘Etestme results thermometer’.
The widget has been used by English language learners in SJTU.
The OpenLearn test-bed
OpenLearn (http://openlearn.open.ac.uk) is a Moodle-based LMS, consisting of two distinct learning areas: LearningSpaceand LabSpace.
LearningSpace includes Open Educational Resources (OER) organised in standalone learning units, plus social software and discussion forums to enable collaboration and group work.
LabSpace has an experimental and developmental nature; users can submit their own content, as well as remix and reuse the resources available.