Title
Big content in an educational engineering approach Big content in an educational engineering approach
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Journal of technology and Chinese language teaching
Volume/pages
7(2016) :1 , p. 1-14
ISSN
1949-260X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/3ff0d0/135381.pdf
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