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LLU Live #18: Interactive Fiction

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series LLU Live

inklewriterDuring today’s LLU Live Talk today we will talk about interactive fiction.

LLU Live #7: Programming as a “foreign language”

Late last month, Edutopia (the official website of the George Lucas Educational Foundation) published an article advocating four separate ideas:

Language Classrooms Are Opening Up

From the editor: On this European Day of Languages, we are happy to announce the publication of Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom, co-edited by Open Up contributors Barbara Sawhill and Ana Beaven, with third co-editor Anna Comas-Quinn (The Open University, UK).

Papiers-Mâchés, a New OER for French Writing

Some years ago, we found that our French majors here at NYU were not writing at the level we had hoped for. This led us to reexamine how we incorporated writing throughout our program.
We  decided to try Gammes d’écritures (CNDP fr), a French writing software program. Our students made amazing progress, and they truly enjoyed working with the software that allowed them to progress at their own rhythm. However, the texts and interface of this program were outdated. We felt its method of instruction could be modernized into a more comprehensive tutorial format.

Meet the iTunes U Language Learner

Have you ever wondered about those students who are learning foreign languages on iTunes? There are over 600 free language learning collections on iTunes. People are using them. What do you know about these students?

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