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e-Books for Language Learning: Production and Best Practices.
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study describes a systematic project management process for Bridging for Language Outcomes in the Classroom (BLOOM), a grant-funded media production project at Florida State University. BLOOM provides a computer-based vocabulary intervention built into e-books which can be applied for Spanish-speaking English language learners in kindergarten and first-grade. Each e-book uses interactive multimedia to enhance language interventions that enhance vocabulary knowledge of the target learners. Three teams are collaborating to create BLOOM e-books, with each performing different tasks from different locations. Project management documents are used to enhance effective communication between the teams. For example, a specification clarifies requirements for media production and tracking documents are used to manage the entire e-book production process including e-book text, audio and video production. Practical suggestions and challenges associated with e-book production are provided.

Citation

Adams, J.L., Lim, T. & Fitzpatrick, M. (2014). e-Books for Language Learning: Production and Best Practices. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 12-18). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 4, 2020 from .

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