English and Digital Literacies
This session reviews the different phases of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), the behaviouristic CALL (1960-1970s), the communicative CALL (1970s-1980s) and the integrative CALL (1990 - ) with particular emphasis on the theoretical underpinnings of each period and examples of educational software.
This session analyses digital storytelling and the genre of digital story. It describes different types of digital stories and modalities used. Next it explores the role of digital stories in the English language curriculum and offers practical information about how to develop a digital story by introducing relevant procedures and tools.
In this session we discuss the use of podcasts in foreign language teaching. We explore different types of podcasts (audio downloadable files usually in mp3 form) and vodcasts (video files usually in mp4 form) and describe the steps for creating a podcast for educational use.
The session analyses different ways through which online materials may be used to support foreign language learning and teaching. It describes types of materials for reading, writing, speaking and listening and then moves to lesson plans and other materials for language teachers.
This session deals with webquests, a special kind of projects using internet sources. It describes the structure of a webquest and explores its usefulness in the foreign language classroom. The second part of the session give guidance as to how to design a webquest.
This session presents the basic aims of the Digital School Project (2011-2015) of the Greek Ministry of Education and specifically the actions related to the production of interactive textbooks and digital enrichment of the Greek EFL textbooks.
This session defines the notion of digital repository, describes its different types and focuses primarily on Learning Object Repositories (LOR). It then moves to present the example of Photodentro LOR, the Greek Learning Object Repository of the Greek Ministry of Education for primary and secondary education.
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