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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies - Live Stream e-Learning symposium

Date: 28 January, 2010 - 29 January, 2010
Location: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

The Subject Centre's 5th Annual e-Learning symposium - Live Stream

This popular symposium combines practical activities and guidance with inspiring ideas to fuel the imagination.

All the presentations held in Lecture Theatre A, as marked on the programme, will be available to watch on live stream on Friday 29 January 2010 online at: http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/3251

Preparation before the conference starts at 10am:
To view the live video please install Microsoft Silverlight before the start of the presentations. Further information and a demo video is available from our website: http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/3251

Please note some of the parallel sessions will be held in a different lecture theatre and and will not be available on live stream. However these will be available to view on our website after the event.

The Subject Centre's 5th Annual e-Learning symposium will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • Professor Wendy Hall DBE, FRS, FREng Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton

  • Russell Stannard, principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT at the University of Westminster and winner of the Times Higher Award for 'Outstanding Achievement in ICT, 2008.'

Topics to be covered will include:

  • discussion of the future of the Higher Education landscape in the online world

  • exploration of how Twitter can be used for educational purposes

  • Using wikis as a non-linear method of assessment

  • investigation into the use of Facebook for informal language learning

  • description and analysis of a university island in Second Life and how different departments make use of the virtual world

  • review of the potential for using Second Life with EFL students

  • presentation of an innovative blended language course reaching distant students by use of Wimba classroom and Moodle

  • description and presentation of the creation of an online tutorial which explores issues around ELF (English as a lingua franca) in ELT

  • analysis of two projects involved in collaboratively creating, sharing and publishing teaching and learning resources

Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Tel : 023 80 594814
Fax : 023 80 594815
Email : llas@soton.ac.uk
Web : www.llas.ac.uk

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