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Teacher training at Utrecht, September 23th

TILA organised a teacher training in the Netherlands, which was held last Tuesday at the University of Utrecht. A group of 30 language teachers from different secondary schools attended. The workshop started with an enthusiastic talk from Kristi Jauregi. Among … Continue reading

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Online communication tools

There are many online communication tools which can be used in a telecollaboration situation. TILA gave teachers the opportunity to choose from a list of various tools, from which BigBlueButton and OpenSim are the tools with biggest interest. BigBlueButton is … Continue reading

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Students’ experiences

In the pilot stage 73 pupils from secondary school filled in a user experience questionnaire about each telecollaboration session they carried out. In the previous blog the results about technology are already discussed. This parameter was the only one with … Continue reading

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Technology

In a previous blog I already mentioned the technological issues which arose during some pilot sessions. The user experience questionnaire which all participating students (number = 73) had to fill in after each session, contained some questions about the way technology … Continue reading

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Speaking & learning about other people

In the pilot stage students who participated in the TILA-project had to fill in a background questionnaire. This questionnaire concerns information about the students’ affinity with languages, about technology at school and students’ preferences and behavior considering technology. We had response … Continue reading

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Pilots

Most schools participating in TILA are in the middle of the pilot sessions or already finished them. The first impressions are positive, but unfortunately problems with ICT equipment and the internet do occur.  At NSG Groenewoud (Nijmegen, Netherlands) they are … Continue reading

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Pilots

At this moment we are very busy preparing for the pilot sessions. Decisions about tools and communication modes have been made, research materials are being designed, some partner schools are matched already, and so on. In another online meeting session … Continue reading

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