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'New developments in computer assisted language learning´ presented at the International Support & Teach 2011 Conference organised by the English for Kids Foundation,

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Efkf2011 keynote pd_fversion

  1. 1. New developments in computer assisted language learning EFKF Support & Teach Conference 2011 Ton Koenraad
  2. 2. Hogeschool Utrecht MFL methodology, in-service trainingFaculty of Education e-Projects manager, ICT-Coordinator1990 - 2011 2005 2009 Kennisbasis-ICT
  3. 3. TELLConsult
  4. 4. www.koenraad.info / TELLConsult Tools, CoPs, Activity design, Teacher Ed., Research iTILTThe TalenQuest Consortium EU-projects: www.talenquest.nl www.micall.net E-CLIL CATS Project Council of Europe NIFLAR 3D ViTAAL www.lquest.net
  5. 5. ICT & Infrastructure in developing countries • mobile-driven• One Laptop per Child transformation of poor countries (The Economist, 2011) •Hole-in-the-Wall Project
  6. 6. Mobile cellular subscriptions growth 2000 - 2010• NL: 10.755.000 ---------> 19.310.000• INDIA: 3.577.095 -------> 752.190.000• NICARAGUA: 90.294 ----> 3.770.510• UKRAINE: 818.524 -------> 53.928.830 (International Communication Union, 2011)“the cellphone is poised to become the PC of Africa” Merryl Ford (2009)
  7. 7. ReferencesSymposium + EU experts EU: EUROCALL
  8. 8. LT CENTENNIAL (2011)The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATION 1) the learning environment 2) the teacher 3) the learner 4) the methodology 5) the technology
  9. 9. The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATION The learning environment • Institution ‘school’ to stay • Increase of digital component, OER • Blended learning / Future of Textbooks? • CMC promotes ‘open classroom’ & ‘telecollaboration’ • Tech development faster than school change • LEs = teaching, learning and evaluation models - methodological approach + related technology
  10. 10. Open Educational Resources (OER) LINGUA@NET
  11. 11. LMS / VLE + MFL plug-ins
  12. 12. WebSwami for oral/aural skills
  13. 13. Extensive reading support
  14. 14. Telecollaboration
  15. 15. The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATION The teacher •New roles and competences: – curriculum trajectory design – project based learning management –(e)-materials design – ict tools selection –open classroom moderation
  16. 16. The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATIONTeacher competence developmentExperiential learning in initial trainingSlow Cont. Prof. development (CPD)PLNs (lists, twitter, CoP, Delicious)
  17. 17. Experiential Learning
  18. 18. Communities of Practice (CoP)
  19. 19. Personal Learning Network:Sharing Interests & Resource Finds
  20. 20. The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATION The learner Increased use of social media (e.g Facebook) More informal learning (e.g. gaming, fan fiction)
  21. 21. Informal Learning:Language Communities
  22. 22. The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATION The methodology •Content driven •Task-supported •Targeted at Language use •CLIL • MFL methodology development: more input from SLA research & learning theories needed
  23. 23. The FUTURE of LANGUAGE EDUCATION The technology • CMC (synchronous and asynchronous) • WEB 2.0 • IWBs • Mobile technologies • WEB 3.0 • Adaptive software
  24. 24. Oral synchronous communication
  25. 25. 3 D worlds for cultural info and ICC competence development through encounters and events
  26. 26. Simulations for practice andassessment of oral skillsChatterdale
  27. 27. Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)APPS for:-Dictionaries-Vocab development (flashcards)-Games-Grammar-focus-Listening-Reading (Literature)-Text comprehension-Access to LMS (Moodle, courseware)
  28. 28. Current availability of APPs
  29. 29. Points for discussion/reflection• Analysis of local needs to define Project Learning environment• EFKF’s role in provision of e-facilities• Skills development of project volunteers and local staff• Quality Assurance: e.g. Project evaluation

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