17/08/2009

SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Languages of the Wider World (LWW-CETL)##

SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Languages of the Wider World (LWW-CETL)##

The presentation will show three different ways in which the Open University has used its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in language courses: a) in a fully online pilot course, b) in a blended course with content presented in print and interactive elements online, and c) in a course with content in print and online. In all language courses at the Open University tutorials and online work form a voluntary part of students’ distance learning experience. Course materials and assessment strategies encourage students to collaborate with each other via forums, wikis, glossaries and synchronous audio/video-conferencing.