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iTILT team successfully applies for ErasmusPlus project grant

on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:16
While packing to go to the 2014 EuroCALL conference here in the Netherlands we heard the good news that our ErasmusPlus project application has been successful. It will allow the iTILT team to extend its research on IWBs in Language Education to more classroom technologies such as tablets. 
For more detai see this excerpt from the bid:
[...] This professional development project (iTILT2) aims to develop, promote and disseminate new and innovative best practice in supporting interactive language teaching in diverse European languages (English, French, Welsh and Turkish with further dissemination in Dutch and German) with information and communication technology (ICT). By working closely with teachers and learners, and using expertise from higher education, the project aims to improve the capacity of learning organizations in primary, secondary and higher education and to enhance the quality of learning provision. This collaborative approach aims to enhance the professional development of teachers (in both initial and continuing training) by supporting them to adopt innovative approaches and new pedagogies using ICT-based methodologies and the use of an open educational resource (OER). 
The project builds on, and extends, the highly successful 28-month project iTILT (interactive Technologies In Language Teaching) funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme (KA2 Languages, 2011-13), focusing on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) for teaching foreign languages. iTILT 2 moves beyond the IWB to focus on developing effective teaching and learning of second languages with a much wider range of new and emerging  interactive technologies, such as iPads tablet PCs, learner response systems, and videoconferencing software. 
It all reminded me of earlier days when preparing the room for my first workshop on IWBs at EuroCALL 2010 in Bordeaux 
and presenting a poster on the iTILT project at EuroCALL in 2011