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LSS Collaborates on Global English Course

May 16, 2008 by David Macasaet

L&S Learning Support Services recently completed a pilot course, the Global Spread of English, with University of Wisconsin-Madison English Professor Jane Zuengler. LSS provided the training and support that allowed students to create multimedia assignments and then share content online. In the Spring of 2009, the class will expand to allow UW students to collaborate with students from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco via videoconference and a collaborative site built by LSS.

Students completed assignments using different modes of communication: text, hypertext, digital audio, digital video. A collaborative web site, built by LSS, allowed students to share, reflect, work together, and provide feedback on assignments. In the Spring of 2009, the course will explore how students from across the Atlantic can collaborate on multi-modal projects with students at UW-Madison.

Professor Zuengler and Mr. Macasaet traveled to Ifrane, Morocco in November to work with their counterparts at Morocco's only English language university. Located in the Atlas Mountains in the small town of Ifrane, AUI has about one thousand students. Planning for the course began early in 2007. To learn more about the

 Global Spread of English and the technology and support behind the course, contact Doug Worsham or David Macasaet.8:




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