Title POOLS-T (Producing Open Online Learning System Tools)
Project Number 141783-LLP-1-2008-1-DK-LEONARDO-LMP
Product The Web Page Text Blender alpha version October 2008
Title The Web Page Text Blender alpha version October 2008
Product Type material for open learning
Marketing Text The Text Blender can convert any text into an HTML document where all words are automatically linked to an online dictionary, this means that students just have to click on a word to get help.
A CopyLeft software tool which can convert texts into html documents where all words are hyperlinked to free online dictionaries covering many combinations of European languages. The application will have support for audio, video and graphics to enrich / support the text content. The final version will in 2010 have interface and support guides in Danish, Dutch, Greek, and English.
The tool produces standardized html scripts that do not require any plug-ins or software installations for the end users.
The tool will enable CLIL teachers to easily create supported online materials where all words have instant access to online dictionaries. The resulting outputs will be suitable for individual tutoring of students working with technical texts, the web pages created may in a task based context be used as “pre tasks” and “post tasks” ensuring language learning through CLIL.
The final target groups are:
-teachers working with the CLIL methodology (content and language integrated learning) and also with focus on LWUTL (less widely used and taught languages)
-students from iron and metal crafts, business, carpentry, electrical engineering who use the output of the proposed tool.
-Students working individually with technical texts, who will be able to exploit the tools, which enables them on the fly to link all words in texts to online dictionaries
-mainstream language teachers
-software developers. The open source and copyleft agreement for the project outcomes will enable programmers to engineer new and improved versions of the tool.
During the project development period the emphasis is on Danish, Dutch, English, Gaelic, and Greek but the tools will be capable of working with most languages (probably excluding “right to left” texts) so the language target groups will be extended e.g. through the pools grass root network.
A state of the art desk top software. Unlike the version presented in October 2008;-)
The present version can be downloaded here: http://www.languages.dk/archive/wptb/SetupWPTB.zip
Area of application Teachers and their students working with CLIL (content and language integrated learning) including the LWUTL (less widely used and taught languages).
Product Languages English