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Supporting Language Learning by Meron Hrycusko, York University. …

Supporting Language Learning by Meron Hrycusko, York University.

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  • 1. Supporting Language Learning Meron Hrycusko Faculty of Arts, York University
  • 2. About Me
    • Web Developer/Designer
      • York University (Toronto, Ontario)
    • E-learning consultant
      • Sunset Learning (Reston, Virginia)
  • 3. About York University
    • 50,000 + students
    • 7,000 faculty & staff
    • 11 faculties
    • 21 research centres
    • 2 campuses
  • 4. About the Faculty of Arts
    • Currently
      • Largest Faculty of Arts in Canada
      • 51 Unique Degree Programs
      • Undergoing a Merger with Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
    • As of July 1 st , 2009
      • New Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Program
  • 5. About the Faculty of Arts and Moodle
    • started piloting Moodle, Summer 2004
        • version. 1.5.3
    • Alternative to WebCT
    • Adopted quickly by faculty in the Department of French Studies and DLLL
    • Now Central Course Management System
  • 6. About DLLL
    • Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics (DLLL)
    • Degree and non-Degree Programs
    • Does NOT include Department of French Studies
  • 7. Before we get started
  • 8. Growing Up in St. Catharines
    • I watched a lot of this…….
  • 9. Working in Toronto
    • I’ve been exposed to this…….
  • 10. So I figured……
  • 11. The Venue and Staff
    • Moodle
    • Multimedia Language Centre (MLC)
    • Academic Technology Services (ATS) and Faculty Support Centre (FSC)
  • 12. Moodle at York
    • Version 1.9.x
    • 32,000 + Moodle Accounts
      • 25 languages installed
      • 851 Live Courses
  • 13. Behind the Scenes
    • 4 x SUN Servers
      • 2 Apache
      • 2 MySQL
    • 2 x Dual-Core AMD Opteron (tm) Processor 2.8 GHz
    • 4GB of memory
    • 2 x 144GB SAS drives
    • Ubuntu 8.04
  • 14. Multimedia Language Centre
    • 2 – Teaching Labs
    • 1 – Open Access Lab
    • Recording Booth
    • Software (Web & Client)
    • Desktops / Web Cams & Mics
    • Streaming Server
  • 15. Support Staff
    • Academic Technology Services ( ATS )
      • Direct support staff for the Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty Support Centre ( FSC )
      • Direct support staff for York University
    • Admin access to Moodle
    • Web-based production
    • Video and Audio Capturing/Editing/Production
    • Access to Streaming Servers
    • Knowledgeable Staff
  • 16. Moodle and Languages
  • 17. Qualifying Round
    • Eliminate Degree and non-Degree programs with NO Current Moodle Courses 2009
  • 18. Qualifying Round
  • 19. First Round
    • Moodle courses >=1 and utilizing
      • Resources
        • Link to files ppt, doc, pdf
      • Activities
        • Forum
        • Assignment
      • Language Option
    Soccer ball image by www.visualparadox.com
  • 20. First Round
  • 21. Second Round
    • Moodle courses >=3 and utilizing
      • Resources
        • Link to files ppt, doc, pdf
      • Activities
        • Forum
        • Assignment
      • Language Option
      • Streaming Audio/Video
  • 22. Second Round
  • 23. Semi-final Round
    • Moodle courses >=3 and utilizing
      • Resources
        • Link to files ppt, doc, pdf
      • Activities
        • Forum
        • Assignment
      • Language Option
      • Streaming Audio/Video
      • Online Quizzing
  • 24. Semi-final Round
  • 25. Finals French Japanese
  • 26. Japanese Studies Program
  • 27. Japanese Studies Program
    • All Courses utilize Moodle
      • Resources
        • Mainly links to files and websites
      • Activities
        • Forums
        • Assignments
        • Journals
        • Online Quizzing
      • Streaming Media (limited)
      • Language Support
  • 28. Japanese Studies Program
    • Elementary Modern Standard Japanese
    • 300 + students (at the beginning of the semester)
    • 1 Lecture
    • 9 Tutorials
  • 29. Japanese Course Online Testing
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Controlled Environment
      • MLC Teaching Lab
      • Moderated by Instructor and Technician
    • Restriction by Network Address/ Password Set
  • 30. Japanese Course Online Testing
    • Utilizing Online Testing for 4 years
    • Large question pool
    • Minimum to no supervision
  • 31. Department of French Studies
  • 32. Department of French Studies
    • 32 Courses being taught 2009
    • Majority utilize Moodle
      • Resources
        • Mainly links to files and websites
      • Activities
        • Forums
        • Assignments
        • Journals
        • Online Quizzing (minimal use)
      • Streaming Media (extensive use)
      • Language Support
  • 33. The Penalty Shot
    • The French Placement Test
  • 34. The French Placement Test
  • 35. The French Placement Test
  • 36. The French Placement Test
    • Consists of 4 parts
      • 1. Phonetics
      • 2. Listening activity
      • 3. Grammar activity
      • 4. Reading activity
    • Scored out of 60
    • Requirements
      • Moodle account
      • Browser with Flash Player and Speakers/Headphones
  • 37. Part 1 - Phonetics Flash player was used to play audio. Had the ability to set it to multiple listens for the user. (2 plays in this case)
  • 38. Part 2 - Listening activity Flash player was used to play audio. Had the ability to set it to multiple listens for the user. (2 plays in this case)
  • 39. Part 3 – Grammar Activity
  • 40. Part 4 – Reading Activity
  • 41. Beta Round Testing
    • Controlled Environment
      • 1 st tested User Interface (small groups of students)
      • 2 nd tested question content
    • Beginner French – 44 students
    • Intermediate French – 89 students
    • Advanced French – 102 students
      • Total 235 Students
  • 42. Data Analysis
  • 43. What’s Next?
    • French Placement Test Part 1 - LIVE
    • French Placement Test Part 2
    • Other languages have now shown an interest in having placement tests.
    • Continue to showcase Moodle in the Language Departments
  • 44. And the Winner is the French Department
  • 45. Contact Information
    • If you have any questions or would like to contact me:
    • [email_address]
    • Or visit me at:
    • http://www.yorku.ca/hrycusko/

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