Title ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY
Project Number 2009-1-ES1-LEO05-10338
Product ACTIVITY CARDS FOR ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY
Title ACTIVITY CARDS FOR ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text Methodology for authoring an online course that will allow the authors to communicate with each other and with the technical team to produce a coherent and complete online course
These ACTIVITY CARDS are an important part of the methodology we followed for authoring the e-learning English course. Once the macrosequence has been defined for the whole course, we made cards for standardizing the metadata for each activity, and for transmitting the data from the activity authors to the computer programmers.
Each card was based on a template so that the same information and criteria would be followed for each activity, thus indicating, for example the order of the activity in the whole sequence, what type of activity (matching, fill in the gap, etc.), the specific linguistic elements, the learning objective, etc.
This template format made communication more fluid between the computer programmers and the linguistic authors who sometimes have difficulty communicating due to their very different perspectives durning the course creation process.
The ACTIVITY CARDS were shared in Google docs, thus eliminating the need to send files back and forth via email.
There is one ACTIVITY CARD for each learning activity included in the course.
This was an innovation in methodology for all the partners.
Target group online course planners and authors, computer programmers.
The cards enabled us to work in a more efficient manner in the design phase: less liklihood of omissions and misunderstandings, clearer communication, resulting in fewer hours spent communicating between authors and programmers, fewer mistakes, etc.
They also served to force the authors to think very clearly in great detail, which contributed to a correct sequence of learning activities without gaps or repetitions which would then be better geared to help the learner acquire the desired linguistic competencies.
Area of application course design
Product Languages English