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DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals

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This site has a huge collection of open access journals across a range of disciplines and languages. Very useful for research.


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Slick Write | Proofread online | Check your grammar and more

Slick Write | Proofread online | Check your grammar and more | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Slick Write is a powerful, FREE tool that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest. Whether you're a blogger, novelist, SEO professional, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 22, 1:00 AM

A useful free tool to help improve writing.

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Quiznetic

Quiznetic | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Quiznetic is the perfect classroom tool to make lessons fun and engaging. Create learning games however you want and watch as student's players progress across your game in real time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 1:34 AM

A nice free tool for creating gamified quizzes.

David Baker's curator insight, April 19, 12:38 AM
This is a tool that I hope to share at our annual teachers tech conference. I will try it our next week with my seminar students as we continue to model ways to use technology to enhance instruction.  I want to see how teachers react to this as a part of their professional learning.
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The Guardian view on computers and language: reproducing bias | Editorial

The Guardian view on computers and language: reproducing bias | Editorial | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Editorial: The English language is full of value judgments. These are taken over by the computer algorithms that use it. What can we do about these unconscious biases?
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CERCLL: Visual media and digital literacies in the Foreign Language Classroom

CERCLL: Visual media and digital literacies in the Foreign Language Classroom | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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Global online game offers clues about why we get languages so very wrong

Global online game offers clues about why we get languages so very wrong | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
So you think you can language?
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9 Online Tools For Better #Writing #Skills 

9 Online Tools For Better #Writing #Skills  | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
How about some of the top Online Tools For Better Writing Skills? Check 9 Online Tools For Better Writing Skills that help students up their writing game.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 5, 3:27 AM
Des liens intéressant pour écrire des textes académiques, trouver des écrivains, etc.
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The Flipped Classroom Approach: The benefits and challenges

The Flipped Classroom Approach: The benefits and challenges | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Flipped classroom learning isn’t all that new. In fact, the concept was already in use by educators in places of eminence like Harvard University as far back as 1991. However, the corporate world often tends to take a “wait and see” approach before wholeheartedly embracing new concepts.

So, what does it mean to flip your classroom? Put simply, it means reversing the traditional roles of class work and homework. Flipped courses provide lectures and other informational material for learners to consume on their own time, via asynchronous self-study content, video-on-demand, or other similar means.

Then, there are also components of the model where other flipped classroom activities, like group interactions, collaborative projects, and instructor-led lectures, which happen in synchronous settings – a conference room, a convention center or a corporate training facility.

Unlike a traditional, classroom-centric course, or a purely distance-learning program, the flipped classroom approach is a blended learning technique that marries the best of synchronous and asynchronous teaching approaches.

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Interview with Robert O'Dowd on Telecollaboration Exchange

Interview with Robert O'Dowd on Telecollaboration Exchange | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
In this interview, Robert O'Dowd, telecollaboration and virtual exchange expert discusses his experience organizing language exchange between students.

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audioprez | home

audioprez | home | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Webtool that allows you to playback and divide audio down to the 10th of a second.
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13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales

13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Las herramientas para narraciones digitales, o digital storytelling, son cada vez más usadas en Educación, sea para exposición de un tópico escolar, o para fomentar la escritura y/o la creatividad. Wattpad Hay personas para quienes es super fácil crear, mas hay otros que la musa no está a su favor... parece. Para inspirarse, hay quienes…

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13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales
Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 23, 11:02 AM
Las herramientas para narraciones digitales, o digital storytelling, son cada vez más usadas en Educación, sea para exposición de un tópico escolar, o para fomentar la escritura y/o la creatividad.
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13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales
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Language Proficiency Tests Online

Language Proficiency Tests Online | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Language Proficiency Test: Visit Transparent Language to take a test, see your level of knowledge, and improve your speech, grammar, and vocab!

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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around language learning is being tested: the use of avatars to practice speaking.

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 26, 6:14 PM
Companies like Second Life and Middlebury Interactive Languages both offer digital avatar programs to give language learners a chance to practice their skills in virtual environments.

 
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20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom

20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
This ebook was designed to be the first in a series of collections of the simple activities and ideas I have used over many years when delivering teaching and teacher training sessions that incorporate the use of digital technologies.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 17, 12:30 PM

My latest ebook.

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My latest ebook.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 12:00 PM

My latest ebook with activities and video tutorials.

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ViewedIt - Video for All

ViewedIt - Video for All | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

ViewedIt is for anyone who wants to communicate better, clearer and faster with video. Record screencast videos of up to 1 hour long.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 19, 12:45 AM

Great screen and webcam recording tool. It works as a Chrome plugin.

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¿Sin tiempo para aprender un idioma? Esta nueva app te interesa

¿Sin tiempo para aprender un idioma? Esta nueva app te interesa | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
El Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) acaba de lanzar WaitChatter, una nueva aplicación móvil que te permite aprender un idioma aprovechando 'micromomentos'.
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WaitChatter es una nueva aplicación que acaba de lanzar el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT), se trata de una extensión de Chrome para GChat que ofrece ejercicios de vocabulario interactivos... habrá que probarla...

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7 apps para aprender vocabulario en inglés

7 apps para aprender vocabulario en inglés | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Si estás buscando ampliar tu repertorio de palabras en inglés estas aplicaciones son lo que necesitas.
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12 Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks - A PDF Handout

12 Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks - A PDF Handout | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Making videos is one of my favorite digital media projects to do with students and teachers. Chromebook users aren't able to access iMovie
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Create your mag for free: Madmagz

Create your mag for free: Madmagz | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Madmagz enables you to create a digital or a print magazine. Try it, it's free!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 30, 5:02 AM

Great tool for collaboratively creating an online or print magazine.

Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 31, 6:11 AM
Sieht gut aus, einfach zu erstellen; PDF zum Download ohne Wasserzeichen muss man auch mit der kostenlosen Vorlage bezahlen.
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Anchor - Record Video in Virtual Reality! on the App Store

Anchor - Record Video in Virtual Reality! on the App Store | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Anchor - Record Video in Virtual Reality!. Download Anchor - Record Video in Virtual Reality! and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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LiquidText

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LiquidText improves upon the reading experience by allowing users to better understand, synthesize, visualize and collaborate over digital text.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 28, 4:48 AM

This looks like an interesting tool for developing digital reading skills.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 28, 11:53 AM

This looks like an interesting tool for developing digital reading skills.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 28, 3:34 PM
another useful app for supporting better reading
 
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Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments

Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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This paper presents our recent experiences with the design of game-like applications in 3-D virtual environments as well as its impact on student motivation and learning. Therefore our paper starts with a brief analysis of the motivational aspects of videogames and virtual worlds (VWs). We then go on to explore the possible benefits of both in the area of foreign language learning. For our research study we have designed a VW-platform, called VirtUAM. This permits us to store and record data related to users' behaviour within the VW. Furthermore the platform has been employed to build several islands (virtual spaces), which implement different game levels. The virtual spaces themselves are used to give students a basic training in different language skills related to the German language. In order to obtain data regarding the game's impact on student learning and motivation, we designed several tests, which were completed both before and after the student participants played the game. Additionally we gave them a general questionnaire, which was only filled out after the game and which aimed at getting personal feedback from the learners. Quantitative and qualitative results shown in this work are part of a larger project which intends to study the impact of game-like applications within virtual environments and with regard to teaching and learning processes in general.

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 24, 10:28 PM
VWs are 3-D environments where users’ graphical representations, called avatars can interact with other avatars as well as objects within the environment. Additionally, users are allowed to create new objects. What particularly makes VWs highly attractive for many users is its similarity to the real world’s appearance, coupled with its varied possibilities of interaction.Interaction is here seen as a multidirectional process in which students cooperate with instructors as well as other learners in real time activities, getting furthermore the opportunity to perform tasks in a collaborative way. The fact that a huge number of real-life activities can be reproduced or simulated makes VWs a highly immersive environment (Helmer, 20 07; Melchor Couto, 2010; Molka-Danielsen, 2009).While VWs have already been recognized by many educational institutions (universities, high schools, language academies, etc.) for having great potential for teaching and learning purposes (Consortium, 2007; Nardi, Ly, & Harris, 2007), Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234000674_Game-like_language_learning_in_3-D_virtual_environments [accessed Mar 24, 2017].
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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 28, 3:31 PM
language learning with 3d games
 
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Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System

Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

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Learning from captioned foreign language videos is highlyeffective, but the availability of such videos is limited. Byusing speech-to-text technology to generate partially correcttranscripts as a starting point, we see an opportunity for learn-ers to build accurate foreign language captions while learn-ing at the same time. We present a system where learnerscorrect captions using automatic transcription and machine-generated suggested alternative words for scaffolding. Ina lab study of 49 participants, we found that compared towatching the video with accurate caption, learning and qual-ity of experience were not significantly impaired by the sec-ondary caption correction task using interface designs ei-ther with or without scaffolding from speech-to-text gener-ated alternative words. Nevertheless, aggregating correctionsreduced word error rate from 19% to 5.5% without scaf-folding from suggested-alternatives, and 1.8% with scaffold-ing. Feedback from participants suggest that emphasizing thelearning community contribution aspect is important for mo-tivating learners and reducing frustration.


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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 25, 9:48 AM
CONCLUSIONIn this work, we presented a system to enable foreign language learners to learn while correcting video captions that could then be used by a wider learning community. Our find-ings suggest that although learners’ comprehension was reduced by the editing task, it did not influence learning or engagement with the video. Comments from our usability indicated that contributing to building captions was motivating for some learners. Given this combination of findings, we envision a system where learners motivated by social contribution and learners motivated primarily by their own learning could both learn and contribute by collaborating on generating captions. Where previously learners would need to rely on external sources to generate captions for learning videos, we see this work as the first step in building tools to allow foreign language learning communities to become self-sufficient. 

Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313736499_Have_your_Cake_and_Eat_it_Too_Foreign_Language_Learning_with_a_Crowdsourced_Video_Captioning_System [accessed Mar 25, 2017].