2005 - Development of Multimedia Material and electronic activities for lagnuage education

"Development of Multimedia Material and electronic activities for lagnuage education"
Panagiotidis, P. & Arvanitis, P.,  2005.
Patakis Publications, Athens 2005. pp. 140

This book is designed to help the teacher of  language courses to transfer part of his work on the Internet, either for  use in the classroom with him naturally present, whether for teaching in remote audiences. For this purpose, the acquisition of additional technological knowledge, beyond basic office applications and simple web browsing, it is imperative, as the teacher must be able to supply the computer with all kinds of original texts (written, multimodal, sound or optical), prepare exercises and activities based on this material and, of course, puts all this teaching / learning materials on websites, to operate online. As the departments of foreign languages, and the literary and pedagogical departments are major official initial training bodies professor of foreign or mother tongue, the development of technological skills should be one of the objectives of the curriculum. Helping lessons learned, it is the purpose of this treatise: the aim is to support the pre or post-graduate students and generally teachers of language courses, analyzing the original text conversion process any kind of digital computer files, and systematically explaining use tools and production of language exercises.

So in the first part are presented in detail: the printed conversion process (analog) text into digital files by using a scanner and optical character recognition software, digitization of multimodal texts and printed photos by scanning, import audio to the computer via a microphone or digital device Recording and importing video from a camera. In all cases presented and the most common digital file editing software. The objective of the first part is to provide the reader with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to turn on a computer file, ready for use in a multimedia application or on the Internet, any original material needed for a language course, but also to inform him about the problems and restrictions imposed in this effort. In the second part comprehensively analyzes the language exercises create appropriate methodology for computing environments, presents the most widely used techniques and the most popular programming tools. Also described in detail by citing examples of all the steps to make the user from installing software -which is freely available in diadiktyo- to store linguistic exercise with web form. It should be mentioned that most of the matter of this paper was tested in the form of biannual laboratory course the students of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme of AUTH with very encouraging results.α.

“Development of Multimedia Material and electronic activities for lagnuage education”, Panagiotidis, P. & Arvanitis, P. Patakis Publications, Athens 2005. pp. 140.

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