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Centre for Excellence Languages   of the Wider World Curriculum and material development Languages of the Wider World, Mob...
CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages   of the Wider World CETL Languages of the Wider World SOAS - UCL <ul><li>A co...
What are the Flexi-Packs? <ul><li>Specially-tailored materials and a blended learning approach </li></ul><ul><li>PDFs, aud...
Why launch the Flexi-Pack project? <ul><li>Flexi-Packs facilitate access to  self-study Students can work from any compute...
CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages   of the Wider World What do students think? It really is what I was looking f...
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  1. 1. Centre for Excellence Languages of the Wider World Curriculum and material development Languages of the Wider World, Mobile Learning and Learner Empowerment A Snapshot of the Flexi-Pack Project at SOAS-UCL CETL Languages of the Wider World http://www.lww-cetl.ac.uk/part_3/part_3_flexipack.htm
  2. 2. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World CETL Languages of the Wider World SOAS - UCL <ul><li>A collaboration between UCL & SOAS , the HEFCE-funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Languages of the Wider World </li></ul><ul><li>Aim : to promote, foster and support excellence in the teaching and learning of Languages of the Wider World (LWW) </li></ul><ul><li>4 themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- reflection and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- materials and curriculum development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- learner and teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- dissemination </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What are the Flexi-Packs? <ul><li>Specially-tailored materials and a blended learning approach </li></ul><ul><li>PDFs, audio files and video clips to download from Virtual Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Cover a wide variety of language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Contain reference sections key vocabulary grammar points learning tips links to web sites references to other materials </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary tasks to hand in to the tutor (such as a letter or a dialogue) </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in self-assessment and transcripts </li></ul>CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World
  4. 4. Why launch the Flexi-Pack project? <ul><li>Flexi-Packs facilitate access to self-study Students can work from any computer connected to the internet or download materials and learn on the go (mobile learning). </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs maximise the use of university facilities Students can go to computer rooms or self-access language centres to use facilities and published materials. Flexi-Packs make recommendations for use. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs promote autonomy and learner empowerment Flexi-Packs give students the choice of when, where and how to study. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs provide opportunities for collaborative learning , by making use of built-in communication tools available in VLEs. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs are user-friendly and easy to update . </li></ul>CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World
  5. 5. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World What do students think? It really is what I was looking for. It is great to use on the go. Video clips are great! With Flexi-Packs, it is easier to progress. Fun to use!
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