Title PRODUCING OPEN ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEMS for Centers of Excellence
Project Number RO/10/LLP-Ldv/TOI/07447
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The TOI project POOLS-CX is an export of innovation from RO, UK and DK to three new countries: Greece, Italy and Turkey.
The transfer of innovation is not just a translation and adaptation exercise; after adapting the POOLS core outcomes
(course book, course manual, do it yourself videos, and call units) course participants from the EL, IT, and TK are coached in video recording and editing techniques, in software production, and in CALL methodologies suitable for CLIL and task based learning. The course participants then produce videos that can be used in multimedia applications for teaching GR, IT and TK .
Summary The project aims at creating and developing Centers of Excellence in Italy, Greece, and Turkey taking advantage of the expertise acquired in POOLS by the Romanian, British and Danish partners. The project also wants to promote and exploit CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) in Italy, Greece, and Turkey.
The project transfers the results from POOLS to IT, GR, and TR which result in pools of online materials that can be used for developing language lesson contents utilizing the advantages of eLearning and enable teachers of the less taught languages to use ICT in their lessons.
The project consortium comprises VET colleges, universities, and organizations from BE, DK, EL, IT, RO and TR all involved in language teaching. The RO, UK and DK partners worked in the POOLS project. Dissemination is planned with EfVET as dissemination partner (reaching VET teachers and policy makers), participation in VET and language teacher conferences, through quarterly newsletters, and the project website www.poolscx.eu.
The project translates and adapts the POOLS project core results: a Course Book on CALL (computer assisted language
learning), a Course Description manual, ready to use exemplary CALL units in the three new languages, and do it yourself videos, with
subtitles, that demonstrate how to produce CALL materials.
After adaptation of materials the project consortium produces digital videos (20 for each of the new partner languages).
These videos, together with the adapted materials, are used for piloting a teacher course on producing CALL materials
followed by how to apply such CALL materials in their classes.
Following the pilot course and editing the materials the courses are run by the
Centres of Excellence in EL, IT, and TK as in-service teacher courses in order to evaluate and produce the final output as
well as starting exploitation of the project outcomes with the objectives to advocate and enable the use of CALL and through that to improve students' outcomes:CALL applied in a task based context or as part of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
POOLS CX covers modern European languages including LWUTL, the emphasis on communicative language teaching
encourages language learning in vocational contexts (LEO!OpObj!5)
POOLS CX addresses priority three of the call as we work towards exploitation of CALL methods and production of materials
through teacher courses (LEO!TraInno!3)