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Big content in an educational engineering approach
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Abstract
Language teachers find themselves under increasing pressure to use technology, and to adapt their pedagogical approach accordingly. The first question they are confronted with is: which technology to use, why, how, when and where, and which justification to provide for this choice. A second, more intricate, question is: which content to use, why, how, when and where, and which justification to provide for this choice. This article provides a report on our research on content for language learning in the last thirty years. After defining the concept of content in a more ontological way, we provide an overview of all data and content types that have become available recently. We present educational engineering as a method for making a justifiable choice, but at the same time we point out a number of issues associated with certain content types. The development of content for interactive language courseware is extremely labor-intensive, and it lacks reusability. We explain our attempts to work out a generic model for content structuring, and justify why Open Data seems to become a promising alternative at this point.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of technology and Chinese language teaching
Publication
2016
Volume/pages
7:1(2016), p. 1-14
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 21.09.2016
Last edited 22.09.2016
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