The theme for this week’s LLU Live episode, taking place today at 4pm Eastern, is audio and video transcriptions: both how to make them, and how to creatively incorporate them into your activities. Many schools treat audio and video transcriptions as a necessary evil, just something that has to be done to meet Section 508(…)
Back in the day, the LLU crew organized, broadcast, and recorded a podcast series covering the intersections between language learning and technology. It’s been almost six years (!!) since our last broadcast, and we’ve been missing the sense of community, and the ability to connect regularly with our colleagues around the country, that grew out(…)
We were joined this evening by Amanda Blasko of Oberlin College who spoke about her experiences using Moodle for creating materials in her 300 level Russian class. Amanda talked about why this tool has worked for her in the context of her classroom. As we were beginning to talk about the social constructivist educational theory(…)
–>This was was originally scheduled for 9 November but was cancelled due to a death in B’s family… we are hopeful we can reschedule it for Thursday, 14 December.<– Broadcasting begins at 8pm EST on Thursday, 14 December 2006 (click here to find your local time). Guests include Dawn Skorczewski, Director of University Writing and(…)
Many schools around the country are trying to form policies on blogging in the classroom. Some schools are just banning blogging altogether. LLU #15 brought some folks together from a variety of schools (and jobs within those schools) in order to talk about the educational mission that edublogging may serve, but also, in this age(…)
Last night’s show featured a conversation about Foreign Language Podcasting Initiatives with Barbara and our guests: Julio Rodriguez, Director of the Language Studies Resource Center at Iowa State University; Noelle Isenberg, Director of the Foreign Language Podcasting Studio and Director of the German Online Initiative at Penn State University, and Joe Dale, who joined us(…)
My thanks to Janet Swaffar for spending the evening with us and talking about her book — “Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies” (MLA Press, 2005). My thanks as well to Thomas Hammond and his staff for allowing me access to their network and their beautiful lab on the top of(…)
Broadcasting begins at 8pm EST on Thursday, 7 December 2006 (click here to find your local time). Guests include Jan Marston and Cindy Evans.
Happy Thanksgiving. Watch football and eat turkey instead.
This evening, Barbara Ganley, Brian Alegant (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music), Geoff Andrews (superintendent of the Oberlin OH Public Schools) and Mike Baker (of the Polaris Career Center) met to talk about that pesky topic that emerges every time we talking about new paradigms for teaching and learning using new tools…. how do you grade(…)
This evening we were joined by Barbara Ganley, Jan Marston and Pete Smith as we talked about this idea of an e-portfolio and the promise they (might) hold for both chronicling as well as assessing students’ work in languages over time. Our conversation touched upon the use of social software (in particular, blogs), rubrics, and(…)