IT Resources for Language Teaching at UBC

Title IT Resources for Language Teaching at UBC
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Florian Gassner
Year 1: Funded Amount 3,500
Year 1: Team Members

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Project Summary

This pilot project will create an online resource that provides language instructors with multimedia tutorials on how to facilitate blended and collaborative learning using the Microsoft Office Suite and UBC’s Collaborative Learning and Annotation System. These tools immensely simplify the process of developing and delivering original content that supplements the oftentimes inflexible curriculum of language learning textbooks. Moreover, the software makes it easy to create and assess interactive and collaborative learning assignments. Students will benefit from this innovation by receiving coursework that is more topical and more clearly tailored to their specific learning needs. Additionally, these tools enable students to interact with course materials and their peers in a manner that more closely reflects contemporary communication practices via PC, tablet or smart phone.