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ILILC Presentations now available - Let the buzz continue!

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by dalej, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. dalej

    dalej New commenter

    Dear all,

    Many presentations from the ICT Links into Languages Conference have now been made available to download.
    <a target="_blank">
    http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/news/2453[/URL]

    http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/events/1373 (Scroll down)

    I have also been updating my own post about the event with more and more links to resources from the conference.

    http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2011/02/ict-links-into-languages-conference.html

    Some colleagues have kindly been making slidecasts from their presentations where they have edited the audio recorded on the day and synchronised it with their slides using Slideshare. More of these with be added to my post above when they are published.

    A real team effort!

    Best wishes

    Joe
     
  2. dalej

    dalej New commenter

    Dear all,

    Many presentations from the ICT Links into Languages Conference have now been made available to download.
    <a target="_blank">
    http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/news/2453[/URL]

    http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/events/1373 (Scroll down)

    I have also been updating my own post about the event with more and more links to resources from the conference.

    http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2011/02/ict-links-into-languages-conference.html

    Some colleagues have kindly been making slidecasts from their presentations where they have edited the audio recorded on the day and synchronised it with their slides using Slideshare. More of these with be added to my post above when they are published.

    A real team effort!

    Best wishes

    Joe
     
  3. Thanks, Joe. You and your #ililc chums are amazing.
     
  4. dalej

    dalej New commenter

  5. Geekie

    Geekie New commenter

  6. dalej

    dalej New commenter

    and very lovely they are too :)
     
  7. Joe, I really admire your efforts and those of the &ldquo;MFL Twitterati&rdquo; in sustaining the buzz of ILILC. It&rsquo;s a hard task and even more difficult to spread the word beyond those teachers who are not Twitter subscribers and who don&rsquo;t maintain or read blogs.
    I have worked in the area of ICT and MFL since 1976, and it&rsquo;s never been easy to pick up new followers. The main problem &ndash; which I have documented in the Linguanet Forum and in my ICT4LT blog posting &ndash; is a lack of continuity and a lack of a focal point to which teachers can turn for advice. At one time we had a National Centre for Computer Assisted Learning (NCCALL), based at Ealing College, 1985-1990. NCCALL addressed the needs of the FE and secondary sectors. The Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Modern Languages (CTICML), which was set up in 1989 and based at the University of Hull, addressed the needs of the HE sector. CILT used to be very active in promulgating information about ICT and MFL, especially in the 1980s and 1990s, and CILT was recognised as a valuable contributor to the NOF initiative, 1999-2003. BECTA&rsquo;s predecessors (the CET, MESU and NCET) were also very active in the 1980s and 1990s. BECTA is no longer with us, but it lost its way in the 1990s, focusing more on technology rather than pedagogy. And then CILT set up the Languages ICT site in collaboration with ALL, but this now appears to be a dead site, with the homepage dated April 2009.
    The key problems are a lack of continuity and a lack of funding. I do, however, try to keep the ICT4LT site updated as a labour of love. It&rsquo;s still going strong, 12 years after it was set up with the aid of EC funding. It&rsquo;s a struggle keeping it going as so many innovations appear each week, but the average daily visitor count of 1000+ gives me encouragement.
    Finally, there is EUROCALL, founded in 1986 and still going strong. This year&rsquo;s EUROCALL conference will take place in Nottingham, 31 August to 3 September, and one of the sub-themes is The use of new technologies for language teaching in schools. Will you be there, Joe?
    Regards
    Graham Davies
     
  8. lisilu

    lisilu Occasional commenter

    "Some colleagues have kindly been making slidecasts from their presentations where they have edited the audio recorded on the day and synchronised it with their slides using Slideshare. More of these with be added to my post above when they are published."

    That reminds me - something else I was going to do in my so called 'holiday' ;o)
     
  9. dalej

    dalej New commenter

    Thank you Groovy!
    It's definitely the Twitter community that is driving this and spreading the word. I am very grateful for everyone's efforts in sharing their presentations and slidecasts in this way. It takes time, but it makes a valuable and permanent resource for everyone to benefit from. Many new faces came to the conference and I've added over 30 to my MFL Twitterers list since ILILC.
    http://twitter.com/list/joedale/mfl-twitterers
    So I'm sure the buzz will continue.
    I am hoping to talk about the MFL Twitterati at Eurocall this year, if my proposal is accepted of course ;-)
     

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