Coordinator: Kent Andersen
Contact Details: Syddansk Erhvervsskole (previously Odense Tekniske Skole)
Starting / Ending Date: 01/10/08 to 31/09/2010
Summary: Pools-t (Producing Open Online Learning System – Tools) has been approved for an EU grant in the period 2008-2010. POOLS-T is coordinated by “Syddansk Erhvervsskole Odense-Vejle”, the development teams come from Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, and Scotland. EfVET has been chosen as dissemination partner with access to thousands of vocational colleges across Europe.
The project will develop tools for the CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning) as well as a guide on how to apply the tools in a CLIL context.
The tools will convert texts and web pages to html pages where all words are hyperlinked to free online dictionaries covering many combinations of European languages. The application will have support for audio, video and graphics to enrich / support the text content.
Pools-t needs analysis: CLIL and LWUTL teachers depend on developing own resources (EURYDICE 2005 report “Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe”). The proposed application will automate part of this process and will also enable students to convert authentic technical materials into language learning / supporting units.
The need for a free tool is based on EURYDICE 2006 “Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) at School in Europe”.
The need is also documented in the ICC report (2003) “The Impact of New Information Technologies and Internet on the Teaching of Foreign Languages..” concludes: “There will be a shift from passive consumption of ready-made programmes to independent building of content, tailor made for specifics groups or individuals”.
Target groups: The project results and outputs will be used by individual language learners, subject teachers using CLIL, and language teachers preparing online teaching materials.
Comments: Please confirm when the project information is online. The EACEA has been asking about it.
Founding Agency: LLL Leonardo da Vincy – Innovation
Partners: EfVET, SMO, HORIZON, ATHENA, SDE