Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience, with a focus on Romanian

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<ul><li><p>8/14/2019 Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience, with a focus on Romanian</p><p> 1/5</p><p>Centre for Excellence</p><p>Languagesof the Wider World</p><p>Virtual Learning Environments andthe Learning Experience</p><p>The Flexi-Pack Project</p><p>at SOAS-UCL CETL Languages of the WiderWorld</p><p>Romanian Flexi-Packs</p><p>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEARamona GONCZOL-DAVIES</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience, with a focus on Romanian</p><p> 2/5</p><p>CETL Languages of the Wider World</p><p>Languagesof the Wider World</p><p>What are the Flexi-Packs?</p><p> Specially-tailored materials to be used in connection with existing course</p><p>available on VLE</p><p> PDFs, MP3 audio files and video clips to download and use at the</p><p>university, at home and on the go (Mobile Learning)</p><p> Cover a wide variety of skills: listening, reading, writing,</p><p>grammar, vocabulary, culture</p><p> Contain a reference section with key vocabulary, grammar points and</p><p>learning tips, links to web sites and other materials</p><p> Include a written task to hand-in to the tutor</p><p> Answers to all the exercises and transcripts</p><p>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA</p><p>Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience, with a focus on Romanian</p><p> 3/5</p><p>CETL Languages of the Wider World</p><p>Languagesof the Wider World</p><p>Why launch the Flexi-Pack Project?</p><p> facilitate access to self-study</p><p> maximise the use of university facilities</p><p> promote autonomy and learner empowerment</p><p> provide opportunities for collaborative learning</p><p> be user-friendly for both staff and students</p><p> be easy to update and upgrade</p><p> currently developed across SOAS and UCL in the following languages:</p><p>Romanian, Bengali, Nepali, Japanese and Turkish</p><p>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA</p><p>Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience, with a focus on Romanian</p><p> 4/5</p><p>CETL Languages of the Wider World</p><p>Languagesof the Wider World</p><p>Romanian Flexi-Packs</p><p> 20 Flexi-Packs</p><p> Provide the answer to an identified lack of published materials</p><p> Follow the level two curriculum (also suitable for MA and MRES)</p><p> Focus on listening skills, with follow-up activities (vocabulary, aural</p><p>comprehension, summarising exercises )</p><p> Currently produced and piloted</p><p> Initial feedback: It really is what I was looking for, straightforward to use,</p><p>essential to my learning, with Flexi-Packs, it is easier to progress </p><p>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA</p><p>Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience, with a focus on Romanian</p><p> 5/5</p><p>CETL Languages of the Wider World</p><p>Languagesof the Wider World</p><p>CETL Languages of the Wider World</p><p>SOAS - UCL</p><p>A collaboration between UCL &amp; SOAS, the HEFCE-funded Centre of</p><p>Excellence in Teaching and Learning Languages of the Wider World.</p><p>Aim: to promote, foster and support excellence in the teaching and learning</p><p>of Languages of the Wider World (LWW)</p><p>4 themes</p><p>- reflection and research</p><p>- materials and curriculum development- learner and teacher training</p><p>- dissemination</p><p>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA</p><p>Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES</p></li></ul>