LANGUAGE LEARNING AND SOCIAL MEDIA – 6 Key dialogues

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND SOCIAL MEDIA – 6 Key dialogues
A unique mix of activities exploring the relationship of language learning and social media in the web 2.0 era: Participatory debates, award-winning competitions, policy recommendations and reports, scientific publications and field studies.

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16 September 2012
Winner of the Competition "Teaching with social media in classroom settings"
The award winning ceremony took place on September 25, in Warsaw, at the celebration of the European Day of Languages. Ceri Anwen James was the winner of the competition aimed at documenting how language teachers use social media in their teaching practice. The selection of the 10 best practice is...
31 July 2012
Winner of the Competition "Social Media in Informal Language Learning"
Our competition aimed at documenting how language learners use social media for language learning in daily life, outside formal teaching contexts, has now its winner!. From a total of 38 interview videos, based on the votes of the jury and the ‘Likes’ votes  Vimeo channel our winning...

News

10 September 2013

Continuing with its efforts to keep students and the international educational community informed about the latest developments on...

25 March 2013

Are you a Lifelong Learning project manager? Looking to expand your social media tool kit? Web2LLP offers a 10-hour online Social...

24 May 2012

Through the freely available selected papers of the peer-reviewed ALSIC journal, this special issue explores which elements of the social-...

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND SOCIAL MEDIA – 6 Key dialogues

Events

Skillsoft eLearning
Event date : 27 September 2013
Am PC mit Internet-Anschluss!
Imagine being able to find an e-learning course just as easily as finding a book on Amazon. That is one of the basic ideas that Skillsoft (Germany)...
Web2LLP
Event date : 25 September 2013
Online
Web2LLP is organising a 10-hour online social media course for managers of lifelong learning projects. Starting in September, the course will consist...

Articles

A study produced by the European network "Language Learning and Social Media: 6 key dialogues" regarding the potential of social media networks and...
We hope that this study will be of interest to language teachers, teacher trainers and also to individuals working with younger people with fewer...

Materials

On a basis of approximately 60 interviews carried out in Latvia, Poland and Romania with people of varying degrees of computer use and familiarity...
The study sheds some light on the changing landscape that web 2.0. and emerging technologies trigger on language resources, materials and methods....

Group Resources

  Teacher training materials in Latvian, Polish and Romanian are available for download (by...
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Quotes from our debates

by Ruth Illman (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Both inclusion and exclusion can take so many different forms and that they can be the results of very different kinds of circumstances. Lack of motivation is something totally different than lack of resources and infra-structure, and these problems need to be met in different ways.
by Melinda Dooly (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
I've been trying to find examples of best practice using social media for those 'non-digital natives' - especially senior citizens. It seems to me that with the focus of EU on life-long learning and a corollary focus on senior citizens (is that the politically correct word?) that there is very little material in this field. It's almost as if it's assumed that they can't benefit from social media?
by Dan Roggenkamp (Taiwan)
I have found that people use social media, by your definition, very differently from place to place, culture to culture, economic group to economic group, age group, and on and on. More importantly, I think usage trends precede technological development, or they at least leap frog each other. And this also varies tremendously between socio-economic-regional-ethic groups.
by Jason West (Languages Out There Ltd)
The challenge for language education is probably to become an enabler via use of technology rather than to see technology in the context of the old teaching paradigm.
Tags
  • Social Media
  • language learning
  • networks
Country
Pan European