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EU Project on IWBs in Vocational Education

on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:50

Project proposal on Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) in Vocational Education gets funded.

Sankore's open-source authoring software presented at Salon Solutions Linux Open Source 2011

on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 00:01

 

For more information about this initiative in French click here for its webportal and/or view this YouTube interview
 
Thanks to another relevant Twitter follower I found out about The Sankoré program. It is a French initiative to share the revolution of digital education with Africa. The activities, started in January 2009 in Bamako, are supported through the Groupement d’Intérêt Public pour l’Education Numérique en Afrique (GIPENA) and the Délégation Interministérielle à l’Education Numérique en Afrique (DIENA).
 
Sankoré is:
  • a program to equip African schools with digital

WebSwami & MFL oral skills training

on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:42

As advisor of Anglia Network Europe TELLConsult  is involved in researching technologies and coaching experiments to facilitate training and assessment of EFL oral skills. In this context a first pilot using mobile phones was carried out using Learnosity, the results of which were also presented at the 2010 GLOCALL conference in Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia.

The recent WebSwami update and its adoption of LTI, through which WebSwami will automatically integrate with the large majority of the leading LMS including Blackboard,  Sakai and - Moodle of course - was reason for us to recommend researching

Research TELLConsult contributed to presented at EUROCALL SIG meeting

on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:24

The results of research on modern language teacher competences were presented at the EUROCALL CMC & Teacher Education SIG 2011meeting.  Dr. Robert O’Dowd, one of the keynote speakers at the Workshop 'Getting the Bigger Picture: Language Teacher Competences in CMC Settings' presented the outcomes of a study we were invited to contribute to. 

Questions addressed were: What are the skills, attitudes and knowledge which a teacher needs in order to establish and carry out successfully an online intercultural exchange with their learners?

TELLConsult partner in EU Transfer of Innovation Project

on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 23:21

As representative of the Dutch TalenQuest project TELLConsult's owner Ton Koenraad was invited to join an international partnership applying for an EU grant to support the transfer of results and experiences obtained in the LanguageQUEST project (improved task design and methodology for realistic, content oriented, task based foreign language learning).

 
The Aims and objectives of WQuest project are:
  • To transfer results and experiences obtained in TALENQUEST project (improved task design and methodology for realistic, content oriented, task based foreign language learning) and to

TELLConsult joined EU CALL project application

on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 23:25

Utrecht University invited TELLConsult to join its new initiative to scale up facilities and know-how developed in the NIFLAR project
The project aims to contribute to the challenges of the Lisbon main strategy (2000) by further improving telecollaboration among peers at secondary educational level and the innovation of teacher training programmes. 

Its experiences with telecollaboration in the NIFLAR and the MiCALL project will allow TELLConsult to make a relevant contribution. 

This new project seeks to:

  1. innovate, enrich and make more attractive and effective foreign language teaching

TELLConsult supports EU project bid on 3D learning

on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 22:48

TELLConsult partner in grant application for an EU-network on education & virtual worlds.