Plaudits for Languages@Warwick
The Languages@Warwick site is identified as an exemplar of a robust, flexible digital environment by the UK lead body Jisc.
You can see all the exemplars here.
The story of the creation of Languages@Warwick can be downloaded here too.
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The Clavier virtual exchange project is now in its 4th year and this year implemented open badges to credentialise the computer-mediated communication skills our participants are acquiring.
The Language Centre is pleased to welcome students and staff from the Université Blaise Pascale, Clermont Ferrand, France this week as part of the Clavier project. Students are being hosted by Warwick language students and have been participating in a range of visits and activities including a guided tour of the Life Sciences facilities, a celebratory meal at Wagamamas in Leamingont and trips to London and Stratford. The students have connected to each other through our virtual exchange #warcler an innovation in language exchange which involves using social media and computer-mediated communication to reduce intercultural barriers. The Clavier project began in 2010, is research led and has led to staff and student exchange visits supported by Erasmus funding.
This year we are implementing Open Badging in the EWC course.
You can read more about the Open Badges project here:
The EWC course is part of a project known as Clavier. The course area connects about 900 students who are learning English or French and also includes teacher trainees within Languages@Warwick. The project is now in its 4th year and you can find out more about it through the unicollaboration website. It merges boundaries between the formal classroom and informal learning, prioritising lifelong learning. Hashtags are used to share community interaction through informal networks (eg. #clavier #clerwar, #warcler).