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Teams


Foreign Language Pedagogy

The Foreign Language Pedagogy team has worked on the general pedagogical issues of the project and developed coherent Can Do statements for production and reception (oral and written) as well as for interaction. Learning strategies have also been produced. These Can Dos and strategies should help learners to increase their language competence according to the objectives and goals they set, with the help of the web pages designed by the team. The team is also involved in the piloting of the LOLIPOP prototypes.

Leader: Christian Ollivier , Universität Salzburg, Austria
Members:

  • Silvia Brunner; Deborah Fölsche-Forrow; Ulrike Ramsauer; Luis Aniel Macías A
    Universität Salzburg, Austria:
  • Jennifer Bruen; Juliette Péchenart
    Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Public Service Language Centre, Latvia
    Zita Goldsmite; Silvija Karklina; Irena Likopa; Signe Ostrovska; Ieva Zuicena
  • Telemark University College, Norway
    Torun Berntsen; Einar Gotehus
  • Polish Association for Standards in English PASE, Poland
    Lidia Bloch; Klara Kauc-Majewska
  • University of Granada, Spain
    Tony Harris
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Paloma Núnez P; Ignacio M. Palacio


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INTERCULTURAL

The Intercultural Team's focus is on developing the intercultural dimension of the LOLIPOP portfolio. Students are guided through reflection on their previous intercultural experiences and plan how to maximize the possibilities offered by future intercultural encounters. As the first eELP to produce an enhanced intercultural dimension, the team has developed can-do statements for each of the CEFR reference levels, enabling students to self-assess their comptence, while also raising awareness of how their intercultural competence can be improved.

Leader: Fionnuala Kennedy, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Members:

  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France
    Alison Gourves; Vanessa Simpson
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
    Aleksandra Sudhershan
  • Poznan University of Technology, Poland
    Liliana Szczuka-Dorna; Iwona Gajewska-Skrzypczak; Dorota Tarnowska
  • Universidade de Granada, Spain
    Adelina Sanchez Espinosa
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Xabier Fernández-Polo

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CALL

The CALL team is responsible for looking at ways of making the LOLIPOP ELP interactive. This means seeing the portfolio in terms of the 'input' and 'output' modes associated with computing. A number of interactive features are being implemented to enhance the ELP. These are intended to motivate students and help them plan and monitor their learning experiences. Some of these features are:

  • easy and flexible retrieval of information
  • reminders of approaching deadlines
  • tips and suggested resources - links to web based learning resources are included here.

Teachers at institutions using LOLIPOP have the facility to add, on a continuous basis, new resources and strategies to develop specific language and intercultural skills. Students can take part in the rating of the new additions to the program's database; LOLIPOP thus fosters the development of a shared learning community. A LOLIPOP is an activity in Moodle, other dimension of the virtual learning environment are being used to enhance the interactivity dimension, such as the creation of a 'share' function to facilitate tandem exchanges with other students using LOLIPOP in different countries.

Leader: Antje Neuhoff, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Members:

  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France
    Thomas Semmler
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    Cathrin Beine
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
    Houssaine Afoullouss
  • Polish Association for Standards in English PASE, Poland
    Zbigniew Szczepanczyk
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Mario Cal Varela

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TECHNICAL

The technical team is responsible for the following: developing and writing the code for the LOLIPOP application; communicating with the other teams and explaining what is and isn't practical to implement; developing tools where needed to enable other members to do their work; setting up computer systems to support the exchange of information between other team members; managing the lolipop server and ensuring that the portfolio is available for all the participating students. The team is also responsible for the design of some graphical items and logos.

Leader: Charlie Daly; Dublin City University, Ireland
Members:

  • Dublin City University, Ireland
    Morag Munro
    Declan McMullen
  • School of Economics and Administration, Kielce, Poland
    Robert Kowal; Michal Latasiewicz; Marcin Misiak; Iwona Stelmasinska; Artur Tusien

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