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Online Learning Facilitation

Online Learning Facilitation – A blended learning course Najma Agherdien (University of the Witwatersrand) https://youtu.be/MIJ77GD6kPc The Online Learning Facilitation Course offered by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development (CLTD) at Wits University is being reconceptualised as a short course to be rolled out in May 2019. We have added an e-portfolio as part of…

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Digital Storytelling

DIGITAL STORYTELLING in the French Language Classroom Fiona Horne (University of the Witwatersrand) https://youtu.be/U11ahHT9bCA Digital storytelling is the practice of using technology to tell one’s story. A digital story is a multimedia presentation which incorporates images, text, video, music and narration. This modern and innovative extension of the ancient art of storytelling is typically emotionally…

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Video games as supporting teaching tools

VIDEO GAMES AS SUPPORTING TEACHING TOOLS Andrea Privitera (University of Western Ontario, Università di Padova) https://youtu.be/14qPxznerpA In this video, I explain my use of video games in a survey course on the Italian chivalric poem tradition. I first discuss how the strategy game Europa Universalis can help students familiarizing with the historical context of Boiardo,…

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Digital learning

DIGITAL LEARNING: balancing specific and generic skills Simon Musgrave (Monash University – Clayton Campus) https://youtu.be/v0gY0-Pj0Cs As a very rough definition, I take ‘digital learning’ to mean enabling our students to do things digitally. This can mean enabling them to transfer existing skills to the digital realm in order to carry them out more effectively, or…

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E-Portfolios as formative assessment

E-PORTFOLIOS AS FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT. Nuño Aguirre de Cárcer (University of the Witwatersrand) https://youtu.be/xWHafIIIQ7s In this presentation, I explore the possibility of introducing digital reading portfolios as part of a strategy of change and digitalization in current assessment practices in the literature classroom. I argue that formative assessments, such as reading portfolios, can create the conditions…

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Blending Italian Studies

BLENDING ITALIAN STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH TELECOLLABORATION Margherita Bezzi (Polytechnic of Milan) Giorgia Bassani (California State University, Florence Campus) Ilaria Pasquinelli (University of Urbino) https://youtu.be/P0uq0Jz5TjgThe video illustrates some features and data related to the international telecollaborative project between the University of Urbino (Italy) and the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa). The aim of the…

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Telecollaboration as a medium…

TELECOLLABORATION AS A MEDIUM BETWEEN LEARNERS FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS: PTAM AS A CASE STUDY Rachida Sadouni (University of Blida 2, Algeria) https://youtu.be/4kOxTLYCIv8 The present paper informs about PTAM (Projet de Traduction Algérie-Moldova), a project of telecollaboration that was run respectively in 2017, 2018 and 2019. This project brought together 2nd year undergraduate university students from…