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Oklahoma Presentation 2

  1. 1. Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning Dennie Hoopingarner Michigan State University
  2. 2. About the Workshop <ul><li>Overall goal: skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 – 12:00 Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 – 1:30 Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 – 3:30 Session 2 </li></ul>
  3. 3. About me <ul><li>Associate Director for Technology at CLEAR </li></ul><ul><li>Background in Linguistics, language teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Primary language is Chinese </li></ul>
  4. 4. About CLEAR <ul><li>Language Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>One of 15 nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the US Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate: Strengthen FL teaching and learning in the US </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. About the RIAs <ul><li>Web-based (cloud computing) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows, Macintosh </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer, Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>System requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone and speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash plugin  </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Overall goal of the RIA project: tools to create effective and useful materials quickly
  7. 7. Be able to do this at home: no “black box”
  8. 8. Special Features of RIA <ul><li>Cloud apps: no downloading or installing </li></ul><ul><li>Point-and-click creation of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated multimedia features </li></ul><ul><li>Supports all languages </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online Recording  No uploads, no downloads, no saving is required
  10. 10. Use RIAs for: <ul><li>In-class activities </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects: Constructivist learning </li></ul><ul><li>Homework or individual practice </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Housekeeping <ul><li>Folders are yours to keep </li></ul><ul><li>Headsets are loaners – I need them back </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary accounts for RIAs </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul>
  12. 12. See some examples: http://ria.clear.msu.edu 
  13. 13. Orientation to the interface  <ul><li>Logging in </li></ul><ul><li>Recording setup </li></ul><ul><li>Flow of materials creation </li></ul>

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