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Abstract

Technology has provided unlimited potential for language learning. In this session four presenters will share their experience in creating an Elementary Italian Blended Course. We will share recent and innovative pedagogical, methodological and technological approaches. Participants will learn how to build a Blended Course and how to develop material to provide students with tailor-made resources to review, practice, and consolidate the instruction they receive in class. After briefly outlining the motivations for which an innovative Italian Blended Course in an Elementary Italian has been created, we will introduce the technique for a productive and rich collaboration among faculty. We’ll present the theoretical and methodological basis on which the project was structured. The presentation will focus on how to design a syllabus for an Elementary Blended Italian course. Then we’ll move to concrete example of tutorials, audio material and quizzes. At the end we’ll present and discuss in detail the technology that supports our project: we’ll show some examples of assignments in order to discuss the impact on the students and the positive effects on using engaging, challenging and creative technology. As our conclusion, we’ll present some reflections and students’ feedback and evaluations.

Session

Session 3C: Out with the Old, In with the New: Blended Learning in Elementary Italian

Location

Dalton 1

Event Website

https://www.fivecolleges.edu/blended/get-to-know-us/project-leaders

Start Date

5-20-2015 3:15 PM

End Date

5-20-2015 4:30 PM

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May 20th, 3:15 PM May 20th, 4:30 PM

Out with the Old, In with the New: Blended Learning in Elementary Italian

Dalton 1

Technology has provided unlimited potential for language learning. In this session four presenters will share their experience in creating an Elementary Italian Blended Course. We will share recent and innovative pedagogical, methodological and technological approaches. Participants will learn how to build a Blended Course and how to develop material to provide students with tailor-made resources to review, practice, and consolidate the instruction they receive in class. After briefly outlining the motivations for which an innovative Italian Blended Course in an Elementary Italian has been created, we will introduce the technique for a productive and rich collaboration among faculty. We’ll present the theoretical and methodological basis on which the project was structured. The presentation will focus on how to design a syllabus for an Elementary Blended Italian course. Then we’ll move to concrete example of tutorials, audio material and quizzes. At the end we’ll present and discuss in detail the technology that supports our project: we’ll show some examples of assignments in order to discuss the impact on the students and the positive effects on using engaging, challenging and creative technology. As our conclusion, we’ll present some reflections and students’ feedback and evaluations.

http://repository.brynmawr.edu/blended_learning/2015/2015/19