eLearning as a Tool for Distance Language Teaching: Case Study

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eLearning as a Tool for Distance Language Teaching: Case Study. Mgr. Linda Pospilov & Mgr. Petr Kr m Language Centre University of Pardubice. DisCo 2010. outline. Challenges of distance studies eLearning course designed in Moodle Hot Potatoes Glossary Big Brother factor - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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eLearning as a Tool for Distance Language Teaching:Case StudyDisCo 2010Mgr. Linda Pospilov & Mgr. Petr Krm Language CentreUniversity of PardubiceoutlineDisCo 2010Challenges of distance studieseLearning course designed in MoodleHot PotatoesGlossaryBig Brother factorDosing of the contentResults & Experience + Feedback from studentsUniversity of PardubiceFaculty of Health StudiesDisCo 2010Bachelor's degree coursesMaster's degree coursesDoctoral degree coursesUniversity of PardubiceFaculty of Health StudiesDisCo 2010Bachelor's degree coursesstudy programmes: NURSING General Nurse SPECIALIZATION IN HEALTH CARE Professional Rescuer MIDWIFERY MidwifeMaster's degree coursesDoctoral degree coursesSince 2009/10 Distance StudiesDisCo 2010Bachelor's degree coursesNURSING General NurseDistance learning and teaching of languagesDisCo 2010limited amount of time dedicated to tutorialsabsence of regular seminarsinability to attend consultationsother students' commitmentseLearning as a tool of solutionDisCo 2010individualized approach to students' needstheoretically unlimited amount of time to studypossibility of regular studyinstant feedbackmotivation by interactivitye-Learning course focused on ESP developmentfor the Faculty of Health StudiesDisCo 2010Target group:Both full-time and distance students of the first yearDisCo 2010Course creationeLearning designed as an accompaniment of the existing textbookDisCo 2010Course structureModules ~ ChaptersBalance of Lexis and GrammarDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010Module structureDisCo 2010LMS: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/Authoring Tool:DisCo 2010JCross DisCo 2010JCross (crosswords creation)JCross intensive vocabulary practiceenforcement of the correct spellingdifficulty of lexis(+) Great memory enhancer, leisure time aspect of this activity, schola ludus, brain teaser(-) Demanding vocabulary, too hard for a beginner, Even our doctors were having a hard time.DisCo 2010JCloze (filling in gaps)DisCo 2010JCloze (filling in gaps)JCloze (filling in gaps)impossibility to cover all the acceptable answers grammar focused exercises(+) Stimulating, grammar revision and fixation, the option of showing hints.(-) No space for individual creativity, too ambiguous.Lingua Summit Trenn 2009JMatch (matching) Lingua Summit Trenn 2009JMatch (matching) Lingua Summit Trenn 2009JMatch (matching) Lingua Summit Trenn 2009JMatch (matching) Lingua Summit Trenn 2009JMatch (matching) the most popular with studentsinvolvement of motoric activity (dragging the options across the screen) relative simplicity (no need to type anything)(+) Fast, fun, logical, you did not have to understand everything.(-) Boring.obhajoba grantu 16.02.2010JQuiz obhajoba grantu 16.02.2010JQuiz choice from multiple answerspopular(+) Ideal for a summary of the unit, intriguing, concise. (-) Too short, sometimes quite difficult.DisCo 2010GlossaryDisCo 2010GlossaryDisCo 2010Glossarypronunciation + definitionvocabulary building and practiceDisCo 2010Random glossary entry DisCo 2010Random glossary entry DisCo 2010Random glossary entry DisCo 2010Random glossary entry DisCo 2010Random glossary entry DisCo 2010Glossarycreativity X accuracyfailure to delegate responsibility(+) Fast tool to look up terms, students participation, stimulates vocabulary learning. (-) Useless terms, untrustworthy, problems with phonetic script.DisCo 2010Availability of all imaginable data about the studentsDisCo 2010DisCo 2010Dosing of the content gradual opening of units over the period of the semesterto enforce students to study consistentlyUnsatisfactory results:Many students were preoccupied by their other commitmentsand studied before the exams only.CONCLUSIONProseLearning provided & practised grammar and lexical content.Instantaneous feedback highly motivated the students.Students were actively involved in creation of the Glossary.ConseLearning didnt motivate distance students towards more gradual and consistent learning process.Failure to delegate responsibilities over the management of Glossary created excessive burden for the tutors.DisCo 2010DisCo 2010Mgr. Linda Pospilov & Mgr. Petr Krm Language Centre, University of PardubiceThank you for your attentionTato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...Tato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...Tato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...Tato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...Tato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...Tato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...in status nascendi na FZS distann studium se stv skutenostobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuobsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuTato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...Tato situace sebou pin mnoh vzvy...obsahem kurzu bude i obrazov a zvukov materil facilitujc jazykovou vukuTmto se blme k zvru naeho skromnho pspvku, jeho kolem Vs bylo informovat se stavem e-learningu v jazykov vuce na univerzit Pardubice. Tak jsme Vs chtli seznmit s dvmi e-learningovmi kurzy. Snad se nm podailo naznait n pstup k tto problematice a vzvy, se ktermi se potkme. Zrove jsme se chtli podlit s problmy hledn vhodn platformy pro e-learning.

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