Technology integration in the collaborative language classroom

In the VISIR project, “seven major European networks are working to collect, analyse and share micro innovation practices in the field of ICT for learning, and to propose, in a multistakeholder and collaborative fashion, a new vision for ICT for learning in Europe.”

Micro-innovation practices are defined as:

a) high impact, meaning that they have or have had an impact in building digital and other key competences. The impact is not necessarily on a large scale, it can also be limited to small scale like a classroom within one school or a company within a value chain.

b) bottom-up nature, meaning that they shall not simply respond to a policy but they  derive from the idea of an individual or a community/company/university. They could also be unexpected results of a policy or initiative.

c) innovative applications of ICT for learning, meaning that it should “do something new” either in the way they use ICT or in other pedagogical, organisational, economic way.

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At a seminar “e-Learning micro-innovation matters!” on 25 Mar 14 in Brussels, contributors meet to discuss the wider implications of their projects.

My project concerned a hybrid course in English for undergraduate students of translation.


An overview.