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Debating: a task-based model

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I told the students I needed a good way of assessment that would be based on the skills they needed to learn. I gave my students several choices, and various permutations of those choices:
Presentations 
Primary data (student-conducted research)
Speaking Tests
Other
I let them talk in groups for a few minutes in order to figure out what everything meant. I also gave them this time to ask clarifying questions. Then, I told them I was leaving for five minutes and by the time I get back, they should have figured out what they want to do.

I left. I came back five-minutes later. They had decided on something unexpected: a debate.
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This ELT blog post is framed as an illustration of the value of allowing learner choice in assessment for a speaking/oral interaction class. It's interesting to me in terms of how the teacher balanced task demands and task support, then researched teaching materials and designed and implemented intermediary activities to capitalise on the learning opportunities afforded by this initial choice.

Too often teachers think learner choice means "anything goes," then go back to teacher-directed activities when students prove unable to follow through on their initial ideas and their learning is compromised. In this example, we see how the teacher works with a somewhat random learner choice to provide structure and sense to create a project which is meaningful to the class both for language learning and in terms of developing broader communicative competence.
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Technology and learner autonomy: EL.LE

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Editoriale
Luciana Favaro

 

La dimensione teorica

La scelta delle tecnologie nel percorso di sviluppo dell'autonomia di apprendimento linguistico | Un modello di applicazione
Luciana Favaro

 

Digital pencil sharpening | Technology Integration and Language Learning Autonomy
Shona Whyte

 

Suzann Collins’ The Hunger Games  | Technology-enhanced Literature Projects to support Learner Autonomy
Ludwig Christian

 

Developing Lexical Awareness with ICT | An experience in fostering learner autonomy at university
Luisa Bozzo

 

La creatività nel mobile language learning attraverso l’applicazione LingoBee del progetto europeo SIMOLA
Annamaria Cacchione

 

Mobile learning nella classe d’italiano L2  | Imparare il lessico con i podcast
Eva Maria Hirzinger-Unterrainer

 

La dimensione operativa

Developing autonomous second language learners in a content class
Nancy Fahnestock

 

Rete e gioco  | Ambiente per apprendere il complesso in modo autonomo
Maura Zini

 

Ambiente virtuale per un apprendimento reale
Alda Barbi

 

L'uso delle tecnologie per lo sviluppo dell'autonomia attraverso l'utilizzo di Wiki | Una ricerca-azione con studenti di lingua cinese di una scuola secondaria di secondo grado italiana

Elisa Guardalben

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Open access journal from University Ca' Foscari, Venice with articles in English and Italian.  This issue of learner autonomy; I have a paper in it.

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Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students

Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Apart from textbooks, what do you use outside of class time to help you learn English?
Ted Talks, Good Morning pops (app). 
Sometimes novels or short stories or movie scripts/scenarios.
Watch TED Talks and speeches and EBS World News. Recently Freakonomics.
Radio, apps (Ipad), newspapers.
EBS programs. 

 

2. What technology do you use to learn English when you’re not in school?
Smartphone apps and computer websites.
Websites-google to find English texts.
Apps-Podcast, TED, Umano, dictionaries.
Websites-Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal. 
Googling, dictionary apps, EBS program, NPR, podcasts.

 

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Nice account of a lesson based on ELTjam post about students' use of technology for autonomous learning.  Links to resources, lesson plan and student reactions.  (Bookmarking for a digital literacy class in September.)

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Use Duolingo to Learn a New Language in the New Year

Use Duolingo to Learn a New Language in the New Year | TELT | Scoop.it
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Independent vocabulary learning practice.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:06 AM

A recommendation for the free vocabulary learning system Duolingo, which also has a free iOS app, as a "supplement" to classroom activities.

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Autonomy in Language Learning: Mynard & Ludwig

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Edited by Jo Mynard and Christian Ludwig with a foreword by Anna Uhl Chamot, this book explores tools, tasks and environments which support the development of learner autonomy in different learning spaces and cultural contexts. The 13 chapters in this e-book are divided into five parts: self-access, self-directed learning, technology tools, logbooks/plans, and inside/outside the classroom.
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Eight dollars for this ebook on learner autonomy - table of contents but no list of contributors ...

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Education technologies & Language learner autonomy - Ca' Foscari, Venice

Education technologies & Language learner autonomy - Ca' Foscari, Venice | TELT | Scoop.it

International Seminar, 14th October 2013 - Venice (Italy)

This one-day event is organized by LaDiLS (Laboratory of Didactics of Foreign Languages), as part of the Language Teaching Centre at the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

 

The Seminar will reflect on how Technologies favour Language Learner Autonomy, considering relevant issues such as:

how technologies can make students more aware and responsible for their own learning processwhat technological applications better foster language learning autonomy at different age and school levelshow technology can help build a bridge between formal and informal language learning.

The aim of the event is to explore the different aspects connecting Technology and Learner Autonomy in foreign language learning, e.g. to understand the educational value and motivational force of the latest technological devices and applications to be used in class, to discuss empirical studies and practical experiences reporting the effects of the use of those technologies on students’ language competence, to reflect on how all this implies an increase in learner autonomy and, as a consequence, on the way learners approach language learning. The Seminar is open to researchers, teachers, policy makers and language specialists with an interest in educational technologies, learner autonomy and language learning development.

 

Speakers:

Christian Ludwig

Shona Whyte

Luisa Bozzo

Annamaria Cacchione

Maura Zini

Alda Barbi

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One-day event in Italy next month on technology and language learner autonomy.

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