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EU project Camelot evaluated

on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 13:50

CAMELOT stands for "CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online Language Teaching and Learning". It is a 2-year EU funded project for language educators to learn how to create videos (machinima) in virtual worlds. (Dec 2013-Nov 2015).

This week the project team was informed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)  on behalf of the European Commission that the final report submitted by the project has been evaluated. The external evaluators, commissioned to support the commission in this, arrived at a very satisfactory global score of 8 out of 10.
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Recent dissemination activities for the CAMELOT project

on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 23:23

As our participation on behalf of TELLConsult in the EU project CAMELOT (exploring the potential of videos shot in 3D worlds), 


also rekindled my interest in the didactics related to video in language teaching we gladly supported Nick Peachey's crowdfunding initiative in 2013 for the production of an e/i-book about the potential of digital video in language education.


Also having contributed by providing feedback while it was being developed, it is a pleasure to see it is available for Apple users as of August 6 and will be soon downloadable for devices with other operating systems.

TELLConsult's latest project activities

on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:00

Tellconsult's representative, Ton Koenraad, contributed to the dissemination of the Camelot project at a number of events and conferences lately. As announced in the February issue of Camelot's Newsletters he was invited speaker presenting on the potential of 3D virtual worlds at the well attended (n >650),  biannual conference for Dutch teachers of French

Together with Patrick de Boer, a math teacher at the data partner school for the Camelot CLIL pilots, we also presented at the bi-annual national conference for Dutch teachers of English , entitled ‘English Education for International

First ideas for CLIL Machinima submitted by Camelot's Dutch data partner

on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:11

Recently I managed to find a new CLIL school in the Netherlands for the CAMELOT project willing to cooperate as data partner and provide lesson ideas for machinima.

After some mail contacts and a Skype meeting with Patrick de Boer, (math teacher and BTW(!) also Chief Editor of CLIL magazine ) accepted to function as contact person and local
project leader. 
 
Thanks to his prompt actions and our efficient collaboration the following results have been reached since the project was launched locally at this school in November 2014:
  • After being informed by Patrick and having consulted the

EU projects Camelot & Euroversity disseminated at recent Dutch events

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:30

Had interesting opportunities to share information about the Euroversity and Camelot projects the past month. The first chance was at the annual conference of the Dutch national Association for language professionals 'Levende Talen'  

The event in Utrecht was 

well attended, as usual. I distributed flyers during breaks and was contacted by various interested teachers.


Marja Ritterfeld, a member of the German department,  was very much interested in 3Dvideo-based materials to support German literature highlights and invited me to run a workshop at the AEDE conference in February 2015.

 Also

TKEYHIL Irish Workshop #2 organised by TELLconsult

on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:13

TELLConsult ran the second workshop for the Irish teachers participating in the EU project TKEYHIL. A most motivated group of 7 teachers (fancy doing your CPD activities on Saturday & Sunday!) met at the venue of the Irish project partner FIT on 18 & 19 October. Delegates particpated in an intensive programme, based on a brief needs analysis. It included items on interactivity in learning and teaching and the implications for f2f & blended contexts. They actively explored related ICT-applications and created or customised digital content for their classes.

TELLConsult's recent activities to support the exploitation of its EU projects

on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:12

Webinar on EU projects for Interactive Whiteboard teacher training

Not long after we had started advertising our EU fundable courses on IWB training for inservice training in Valencia I got invited by Jürgen Wagner to contribute to a most interesting, free access Webinar programme for the federal State Institute for Pedagogy and Media Pädagogy in Saarbrücken (Germany). We submitted the following proposal: 

Approaches and materials for Interactive Whiteboard professional development in 3 EU projects 

          
    
In this webinar we present the outcomes of 3 EU projects addressing teacher

Dynamic start of 2014

on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:42

EUROCALL Review article
Invited by the editor of the EUROCALL Review I finally got round to writing the extended version of  the paper presented at the EuroCALL 2013 conference: Koenraad, A.L.M. (2013b). Expert Views on How Language Education May Develop in the Next 20 Years and What CALL Could Contribute. In L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), 20 Years of EUROCALL: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future. Proceedings of the 2013 EUROCALL Conference, Évora, Portugal (pp. 141-148). Dublin/Voillans: © Research-publishing.net.
It will be available in EuroCALL Review Volume 21, no 2, soon now I

TELLConsult contributed to EU project proposal on machinima in language education

on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 12:58

 

TELLConsult was invited by a consortium of Universities and SMEs led by the University of Central Lancashire (Michael Thomas)  to join an EU project proposal to produce a set of model machinima to illustrate their application in language education.
The main aims of the project are:
 
CAMELOT aims to create and test m a c h i n i m a that are designed to promote language learning, intercultural exchange and digital literacy skills among the participants.  
CAMELOT will store the m a c h i n i m a in open access repositories enabling language learners, instructors and teacher trainers to