The XML project: digital literacy in Modern Languages

The XML project: digital literacy in Modern Languages

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Lessons learnt…

By Kate Borthwick |

The project has now concluded – with some interesting results. Xerte seems to have acted as a catalyst for greater creativity in the students, with some students using Xerte and others finding new ways to use familiar software to produce interactive learning materials. Their outputs were impressively creative and demonstrated considerable skill and imagination in […]

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Amazing student work!

By Kate Borthwick |

The latest news: We have had our week 7 presentations from students and I was mightily impressed! Students of accelerated Spanish were given the task to give an oral presentation and to include an element of interactivity, preferably using Xerte to highlight grammar and language knowledge. The presentations were of a very high standard and […]

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…and XML is away!

By Kate Borthwick |

We had our first training session for Irina’s students of Spanish,¬†with Xerte yesterday and it went very well. Irina and I were ably assisted by Alex Furr, from the University of Southampton’s Centre for Innovation in Technology and Education (CITE), who kicked off the¬†session by talking through how to use Xerte and describing some aspects […]

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First steps with Xerte

By Kate Borthwick |

The project team have started getting to know Xerte a LOT better in preparation for getting the students involved in using it next semester. We’ve had a play with it and have started preparing a run-through of the task which students will be expected to complete, as part of their Spanish language course. Our first […]

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