Title COMMPACT - Language ommunity and training material for Polish and Czech language with focus on business topics
Project Number DE/07/LLP-LdV/TOI/147048
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project COMMPACT offers a set of tools, methods and language courses and is to be seen as an extension of existing offers to learn Polish or Czech language within a European context. To close contracts successfully it is essential and necessary to speak the language of the business partner and to know his cultural background. Existing product offers (language courses) from the previous project „SME in Dialogue“ (www.sme-in-dialogue.net) and from the language portal „Linguaporta“ German-Czech-Polish have now an added value through an appropriate language community German-Czech-Polish-English. The community provides several blended learning scenarios such as German/English - Czech, or German/English - Polish to create own language courses for Polish or for Czech as target language. The products are distributed via project partners in Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, and in UK.
Summary The project COMMPACT, based on the previous project "SME-in-Dialogue" (duration 2003-2006) , has made continously several progressive improvements and adjustments with regard to methodology and didactics to provide state-of the-art blended learning offers and training materials. The old fashioned straight learning scenario is replaced by new flexible sate-of the-art learning forms and courseware. This will be enabled by use of the brand new technology in blended learning scenarios called learning objects. A learning object is the smallest learning unit comprising all possible forms of multi-media elements. These elements are stored in a data base on disposal and can be used on the demand. All objects have the same tagging of meta data which enables a refined search for determined elements to built-up customized courses according to the needs of the learner. The search for learning objects is supported by an intelligent search algorithm (catalogue of meta data). Courses can be built on-the-fly.
The main products of the project are as well the main results. These are multi-media learning objects stored in an web technology based data base.
Flexible blended learning scenarios for Polish and Czech language courses can be created straight from the data base. The language community as the platform for all kind of communication within the learning process.
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information The learning objects for the referring language (Polish and Czech for German speaking users on the one hand, and for English speaking users on the other hand) are the basis for the creation of flexible state-of-the-art blended learning scenarios for language courses (Polish, Czech). The learning objects are stored in an on-line data base. Training how to use the learning objects will be offered.