Nathalie Iseli-Chan<br />HKU - School of Modern Languages and Culture <br />French Program <br />French Moodle Platform: E...
Challenges<br />motivation<br />exposure<br />commitment<br />
To intensify exposure?<br />To engage students? <br />HOW <br />To enhance independence? <br />To motivate? <br />
Moodle<br />
Our objectives :<br />Centralize information<br />Enhance multilateral communication<br />Provide resources to support lea...
Defining a community<br />An environment without strangers<br />
Defining a community<br />Enhance communication <br />Using forums to enhance multilateral communication <br />
Class Forum for FREN2002-C<br />Level Forum for FREN1002<br />
Defining a community<br />Centralize information <br />
Content for learning<br />Material related to the language course<br /><ul><li>Audio files
 sample answers</li></ul>Material to review, practice and deepen knowledge<br /><ul><li>Grammar, vocabulary and listening ...
 reading with audio files (folders)</li></li></ul><li>Content for learning<br />
Content for learning : assessed activities<br />BLOG (FREN1002)<br /><ul><li> writing practice with emphasis on language a...
www.Blogspot.com=> students post </li></ul>  the link in the class forum<br /><ul><li> guidelines, topics and deadlines </...
 summary of feedbacks + related</li></ul>  revision notes => sub-class forum<br /><ul><li>Analysis and correction </li></u...
Content for learning : assessed activities<br />Online asynchronous discussion (FREN2002)<br /><ul><li> Small groups of 3 ...
Weekly in-class feedbacks
 no possibility of online correction </li></ul> once contribution is posted<br /><ul><li> assessed on :
 Language quality
 Articulation of  argumentation</li></li></ul><li>
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  1. 1. Nathalie Iseli-Chan<br />HKU - School of Modern Languages and Culture <br />French Program <br />French Moodle Platform: Enhancing students’ motivation, exposure and self-directed learning.(case study)<br />CITERS, June 30th 2011, The University of Hong Kong<br />
  2. 2. Challenges<br />motivation<br />exposure<br />commitment<br />
  3. 3. To intensify exposure?<br />To engage students? <br />HOW <br />To enhance independence? <br />To motivate? <br />
  4. 4. Moodle<br />
  5. 5. Our objectives :<br />Centralize information<br />Enhance multilateral communication<br />Provide resources to support learning <br />Increase exposure to the target language and culture<br />Develop students’ sense of autonomy<br />Build a learning community<br />
  6. 6. Defining a community<br />An environment without strangers<br />
  7. 7. Defining a community<br />Enhance communication <br />Using forums to enhance multilateral communication <br />
  8. 8. Class Forum for FREN2002-C<br />Level Forum for FREN1002<br />
  9. 9. Defining a community<br />Centralize information <br />
  10. 10. Content for learning<br />Material related to the language course<br /><ul><li>Audio files
  11. 11. sample answers</li></ul>Material to review, practice and deepen knowledge<br /><ul><li>Grammar, vocabulary and listening (glossaries)
  12. 12. reading with audio files (folders)</li></li></ul><li>Content for learning<br />
  13. 13. Content for learning : assessed activities<br />BLOG (FREN1002)<br /><ul><li> writing practice with emphasis on language analysis and self correction
  14. 14. www.Blogspot.com=> students post </li></ul> the link in the class forum<br /><ul><li> guidelines, topics and deadlines </li></ul> are on line<br /><ul><li>3 entries / term :</li></ul> 2 weeks per entry <br /> + 1 week for correction<br /><ul><li>feedbacks on mistakes => in-class
  15. 15. summary of feedbacks + related</li></ul> revision notes => sub-class forum<br /><ul><li>Analysis and correction </li></ul> (peer activity)<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Content for learning : assessed activities<br />Online asynchronous discussion (FREN2002)<br /><ul><li> Small groups of 3 to 4 students</li></ul>HKU students + BU French class <br /><ul><li>2 discussions, 6 weeks for each, </li></ul> => 1 short essay + 3 interactions <br /> per discussion<br /><ul><li> Common topic, guidelines </li></ul> and schedule<br /><ul><li> reflect and interact
  18. 18. Weekly in-class feedbacks
  19. 19. no possibility of online correction </li></ul> once contribution is posted<br /><ul><li> assessed on :
  20. 20. Language quality
  21. 21. Articulation of argumentation</li></li></ul><li>
  22. 22. Motivating students to log in and visit the platform regularly<br />Organization: clear and user friendly<br />
  23. 23. Motivating students to log in and visit the platform regularly<br />Organization: clear and user friendly<br />
  24. 24. Motivating students to log in and visit the platform regularly<br />Display theme is changed every 3 weeks <br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. Findings (survey)<br />Extra practice material<br />Online activities<br />Forums to ease communication<br />Centralized program and course information<br />Display theme and related items<br />Page layout<br />Slow pace of uploading pages<br />
  27. 27. Q / A<br />Thank you for you attention<br />Nathalie Iseli-Chan<br />HKU - School of Modern Languages and Culture / French Program<br />Contact : iselicn@hku.hk<br />

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