FRANEL: a public online language learning environment, based on broadcast material.
Piet Desmet, Hans Paulussen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium ; Bert Wylin, indie education, Belgium
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Via Franel we stimulate the inhabitants of the border area Belgium-France to learn each others' language and culture. This public electronic language learning environment is based on reportages from three regional TV channels which present the neighbours' region. The most important features include: the integration of authentic broadcast materials (streaming video),thematic structure in modules and units, constructed along a uniform global didactic scenario (listening comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, speech acts, etc.),multiple access facilities to the different materials, an intuitive interface, half-open language activities, intelligent feedback and tracking & logging (via Idioma-tic and Cognistreamer). Franel is intended for the general public, regular education and the business world. In less than three weeks time Franel has reached more than 2500 individually registered users.
Desmet, P., Paulussen, H. & Wylin, B. (2006). FRANEL: a public online language learning environment, based on broadcast material. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2307-2308). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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