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Teclab Conference

This workshop was part of the Teclab conference organised by the late Alice Mitchell which focussed on standards-based language learning and was aimed at eastern region of the UK businesses and education. I had worked with Alice to develop a language learning framework based on computer conferencing using FirstClass.
When Apr 05, 1995
Where Duxford

This was the brief for the workshop:

Teclab Computer Conferencing Pilot Project

Workshop Task

How do you deliver language training through a computer conference?

In this workshop your task is to consider the issues relating to the delivery of language training through computer conferencing and to try an work out a plan for doing so.

Considerations to be taken into account include:

  • What time period should a unit of training last for?
  • Should we form students into cohorts or treat each individually?
  • How do we measure ‘contact time’?
  • What kind of transactions might take place between tutors and students?
  • Can we, and should we, do without face-to-face sessions?
  • What materials on paper should we prepare?
  • What are students entitled to?
  • What are the tutors responsibilities?
  • How many tutors relate to how many students?
  • How can we exploit other computer tools and communication networks?

Add to this list any questions you have identified, and try to answer as many as possible.  If some questions seem hard to answer, perhaps we should tease out why and see if we can formulate research that would help to answer them.

Finally, report back to the workshop your discussions!

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"the scale of a mile to the mile."

A character notes some practical difficulties with such a map and states that:

"we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well."
— Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Lewis Carroll, 1893

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