“ Web 2.0 - New era of Internet tools in learning and teaching Italian as foreign language” Webquests 2.0 scenarios (wikiquests/microquests) based on the Collaborative Blended Language Learning (CBLL) model
In the era of ‘Knowledge Society’…. … nothing can be the same in business, industry, education
different way to communicate & to get the information … speaking a foreign language is one of the basic skills needed to achieve a lifelong model of learning!
… in much the same manner as learning the language & culture while studying abroad!
Theoretical Framework WEB 1 - WEB 2.0 in education (Web 2.0 technologies, Constructivism, Connectivism, PLE, new roles for learners, teachers, formal-informal learning) Language Learning 2.0 (theory & practice) E-Learning 2.0 & Blended Learning Collaborative Learning- Game based learning WebQuest methodology
Practice of basic skills ITALIAN LANGUAGE 25 11 (2007) (2008-09 ) (FLL platform CMS) (Communication channel, activities) (FLL platform , E-portfolios, Collaborative projects) (WQ introduction activities) (FLLresourses, activities)
Fun Informal/Formal Learning
Playing & practicing the Italian language with authentic webquest 2.0 activities in a blended collaborative LL model increased
Practice of the basic language skills (95%)
Favourite Tools: easy to use, less time needed
Wiki as a platform of collaborative language learning (wq activities, e-portfolios, information database, channel of communication…)
Wiki as a LMS
Open platform linked with microblogging and blogs
Part of their lives sense of community
Webquest 2.0 activities : enjoyable way to
learn Italian language
Thank you! Questions?
1 st activity: ‘digital stories’ Italian culture 5 groups Create a story Start a story Publish in ‘Incontri italiani 2 ’ &
2 nd activity: ‘Film scripts’
1 st step
Each of the 5 groups had to
choose one scene of famous Italian films (wiki’s class)
3nd activity: ‘ Italian music ’ ’ 1st step Each of the 5 groups had to Visit Utube & find the video of one of the Italian songs proposed by the teacher & post it to the class microblogging space (edmodo group’s channel) 2 nd step watch the video that has chosen and then write and post the verses of the song (1 st is the winner) 3nd step Visit the class blog, find & explore the music site italianissima.net Find & correct the verses 4 th step Sing the songs!!!
4 th Activity: ‘cartoon based story’ 1st step : story based on photos of cartoons designs 2nd step: write the dialogue of each photo of the ‘cartoon heroes’ in each turn 3nd step Peer- correction/ Publication of the story (edmodo class’s channel) All class one group!