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EU project CAMELOT presented at Dutch Informatics Conference 'NIOC 2015'

on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 15:37

On April 13 we presented the paper '3D Video Producties Toepassingen voor het talenonderwijs' at the bi-annual NIOC conference in Enschede, the Netherlands.

In our presentation we introduced the EU project ‘CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online Language Teaching and Learning (CAMELOT) and the educational potential of videos shot in 3D environments for (language) education in general and Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in particular. 

Although the key target group of this congress - organised by Saxion Hogescholen - is the community of teachers of informatics, the

 contribution was welcomed as there was a good match with the general theme of the event: 'Creativity and ICT'.


Another reason, as also pointed out in our abstract, was the opportunity Machinima productions offer for the definition of authentic projects & tasks in the competency-based curriculum of the 'Media en ICT'-stream in Dutch (pre)Vocational Education.


Other topics covered included: the variety of machinima genres and pedagogical functions in Modern Language Education and their potential as input for learning objects for use in e.g. blended learning & classroom flipping.

As researching the potential for CLIL was one of TELLCONSULT's contributions to the project we highlighted a pilot on a Dutch CLIL school (Penta college, secondary Education) that we managed to organise thanks to the voluntary participation of the math teacher in particular (more info here).

This has resulted in the trialling of a machinima on the Pythagoras theorem, produced by Michela Occhioni at the Mathland sim. 

Please find the teacher's documentation and evaluation of the pilot here and the conference presentation on Slideshare