Using Xtranormal for Education to Engage Language Learners
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm HST
Duration: 40 minutes
This workshop will demonstrate Xtranormal for Education (www.xtranormal.com/edu), an application for creating custom animations, where teachers can set up online assignments for students, who will create animated clips that can be shared with the rest of the class.
However, how this can be used in language education has yet to be fully explored, so we intend to demonstrate the process of creating an online language learning assignment, where students can be encouraged to collaborate, create, and share.
To emphasise the potential benefits of using technology for language learning, we will first show how Xtranormal for Education has been previously used to support the teaching of English Literature at Worcester College of Technology (UK), where students were able to transform ‘old fashioned’ PowerPoint presentations into something for the 21st century.
We will display an example of how the application was used in class, before demonstrating, from beginning to end the processes involved in setting up an online language learning assignment using from both student and teacher perspectives.
We will suggest reasons as to why this could be an excellent way of engaging language learners, before concluding with a discussion with the delegates on why this could be a good way of presenting this type of activity, to engage language learners.
Tina is a Professor at Kaplan University and a Subject Matter Expert/Curriculum Design Consultant.