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Project Specification Sheet

Project Specification Sheet

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Published by: Phil Longwell on Apr 20, 2012
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Please complete the following form with information about your plans. Give it in on Friday Week 9 (9
March 2012)
Name ………………Phil Longwell………………… Date…12 March 2012……………….1.INSTITUTION
What institution are youwriting the report for?Who are the learners?(age, level, learning purpose etc)What computer facilitiesalready exist?How much are computersalready used withinthe institution - for language learning purposes? for the study of other disciplines? for recreational purposes?What are the constraints?
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.All Chinese nationals, ages 17-19. All studying on an InternationalFoundation Course in Art & Design, with a view to studying full-timeoverseas. Their main learning objective is to improve their Englishenough to pass an IELTS score with a minimum of 5.5, preferably 6.5.There are computer labs in different locations on the CAFA campus, setaside for any student to use for their coursework. In addition, all studentshave at least one laptop and other Internet-enabled tablet device. BeingArt & Design student many have a preference for Macs/iPads or similar.Computers are not currently used by students within the languageclassroom, but their own laptops are brought to Art studio classes.Teachers have access limited access to bulky, computer terminals/projectors in most classrooms. There are some constraints withthe state of these classrooms on the IFC. There is a mixture of old-fashioned lecture halls, run-down 1960s behaviourist language labs. Iused to teach mostly with blackboard and chalk. English classes are heldin the mornings – not the best time of day for ‘learning’.Students are encouraged to document their art work and build up a hardand online portfolio, ahead of applying to overseas institutions.
What group of students/ staff are you hoping will benefitfrom your materials?What course(s) are theytaking / teaching?What is their age, languagelevel, level of computer expertise?
I wish to take the perspective of an external advisor to the institution whowill run an introductory course for the teaching staff on the programme. Iaim to work with the staff on the English language programme to get thestudents to practice and produce their speaking and to give presentations.At present, they are encouraged to produce many things on the art side. Theinstruction is solely in English.
What technologicalinnovation are you intendingto propose to the institution?State your main objectives in brief:Which skills are your materials designed to
My Brainshark, using Camtasia for tutorials, which can be accessedanytime. Students can use their own laptops to generate content, and to practice both speaking and presentation skills. Additional material will be produced on these two skills. The main benefit to the institution is that nosoftware needs to be bought. It is not dependent on classrooms fitted withthe latest computer technology, as teachers can access completed tasks from

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