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Pedagogy, technology and training for language learning and teaching: the ECML/ICT-REV Project

  1. 1. Pedagogy, technology and training for language learning and teaching: the ECML/ICT-REV project Pauline Ernest (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain) on behalf of the ICT-REV team LangOER conference, Brussels 26/27 Sept 2016
  2. 2. ICT-REV TEAM MEMBERS Team members Institutions Pauline Ernest Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain Joseph Hopkins Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain Martina Emke Servicestelle Offene Hochschule, Niedersachsen, Germany Aline Germain- Rutherford University of Ottawa, Canada Sarah Heiser Open University, UK Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic University of Zagreb, Croatia Ursula Stickler Open University, UK
  3. 3. 2008 – 2011 ECML (Empowering Language professionals) • Professional development training workshops for language teachers, teacher trainers, CALL experts •DOTS Moodle workspace (bite-size self-training modules) http://moodle.dots.ecml.at/ 2012 – 2015 ECML (Learning through languages: promoting inclusive, plurilingual, intercultural education) Training workshops for language teachers/mentors in formal, informal, non-formal contexts 2013 -2015 ECML + European Commision Training & Consultancy Program 2016 -2019 ECML (Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning) •Training workshops for language teachers, teacher trainers, policy makers, multipliers •Inventory of ICT tools & OERs
  4. 4. ICT-REV Workshops Milton Keynes, UK Zagreb, Croatia Turku, Finland Budapest, Hungary Oslo, Norway Ljubljana, Slovenia Brussels, Belgium Vilnius, Lithuania Graz, Austria Stockholm, Sweden Madrid, Spain Limerick, Ireland Burgas, Bulgaria Riga, Latvia Belgrade, Serbia
  5. 5. ICT-REV PROJECT 1. PRINCIPLES 1. Language professionals need adequate training to ensure successful integration of ICT tools/OERs in their work. 2. Acknowledge challenges in implementing ICT in the language classroom. 3. Pedagogical principles are as important as technological expertise. 4. ICT tools provide added value to learning objectives. (means to an end not the end itself) 5. Bottom up development of project outputs via participants’ feedback.
  6. 6. ICT-REV PROJECT 2. OBJECTIVES Help language professionals to • become familiar with huge variety of tools/OERs available • develop criteria for selection of appropriate ICT for use in classroom • develop skills for designing learning tasks, using ICT, which fulfil sound pedagogical objectives • share acquired expertise with colleagues
  7. 7. ICT-REV WORKSHOPS • Collaborative reflection on use of ICT in language classroom (affordances & challenges) • Extend knowledge of different ICT tools + applications for learning • Practical hands-on tasks pre/during/post workshop • Discussion of the pedagogical principles of designing learning tasks using ICT • Establish/reinforce synergies among participants • Promote dissemination among their colleagues
  8. 8. ICT-REV INVENTORY OF ICT TOOLS AND OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES • Resources proposed by participants at DOTS, moreDOTS, ICT-REV workshops • Approx 80 freely available tools and OERs • Content searchable via filters/keywords • Pedagogical criteria & technical requirements for each tool • Examples of best practice • Users evaluate tools + suggest more tools/tasks http://ict-rev.ecml.at/en-us/Resources
  9. 9. NEXT STEPS 1. REQUEST AN ICT-REV TRAINING WORKSHOP ECML Training and Consultancy program http://www.ecml.at/Aboutus/ECMLMemberStates/tabid/149/l anguage/en-GB/Default.aspx 2. EXPLORE THE ICT-REV INVENTORY Post your feedback. Add a tool/OER. 3. LOBBY GOVTS & ED. INSTITUTIONS to give top priority to appropriate teacher training programs
  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! Pauline Ernest pernest@uoc.edu

Editor's Notes

  • Approx 500 language professionals from 35 different countries since 2008
  • PROFESSIONALS: TEACHERS, TRAINERS, POLICY MAKERS, MULTIPLIERS
  • AFFORDANCES & CHALLENGES

    PEDAGOGY: ROLE OF ICT IN RELATION TO LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • OVERALL AIMS:
    Help language professionals negotiate ever-growing minefield of new apps, software, tools for language learning
    Appreciate what is available, what most appropriate for their needs
    Difficult for teachers to find time to explore in depth/select tool that fits learning environment/objectives
    Inventory aims to help with this: quick, easy to navigate via filters, keywords, skills etc

    Filters: Pedagogical:interface, time efficiency, multilinguality
    Technical

    QUALITY CONTROL BY PROJECT TEAM ON NEW TOOLS/SAMPLE TASKS SUGGESTED BY USERS

  • ICT-REV workshop: Contact ECML Governing Board member of your country to apply for workshop

    AILA 18TH WORLD CONGRESS OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS

    Book: Developing Online Language teaching (Research-Based Pedagogies & Reflective Practices) eds. Hampel R; Stickler, U (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) ISBN 9781137412256

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