The expert video explores truly interdisciplinary perspectives in the role of social media on the development of language learning and on the empowerment of language learning communities.
The interviews were realised in the occasion of the Webinar session “Language resources and Web 2.0 – the latest hype or new perspectives?” in 2010 and reconceptualised with the aim to shed light on the language learning, quality control, learning community and user generated content (UGC) in the Web 2.0 era.
The series of expert videos will, hopefully, give you a thoughtful moment resonated from expert’s insightful opinions.
The experts are:
Marie-Noëlle Lamy is Professor of Distance language learning at the UK Open University, where in the mid-nineties she led a team in charge of developing the University’s first ever programme of distance-taught languages. Her research focuses on the learning and teaching implications of interactive media for languages. She has focused on critical appraisals of Web 2.0 tools for language learning, a theme reflected in her co-edited 2009 book Learning Cultures in Online Education as well as in published and forthcoming articles accessible at http://lamymn.wordpress.com/
Regine Haschka-Helmer is CEO of Palabea.net, an international community platform that connects people around the world who share the same interest in learning languages and discovering different cultures. With 20 years’ experience in interactive media and over 900 successful international projects, many of which have received renowned awards, Regine is one of the pioneers and leading creative figures in the European web industry. She was CEO of I-D Media AG, responsible for strategy and creative leadership for clients such as Ebay, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, Swatch, JTI, Microsoft, Volkswagen, Swisscom and Toshiba.
Kirsten Winkler is one of the most renowned connectors in the online education space and a thought leader of the educhange movement. KirstenWinkler.com was awarded “Best new Blog” at the Edublog Awards 2009 and is one of the reference sites in the industry often refered to as “The TechCrunch of Online Education”. The video interview series EDUKWEST hosted various leaders and founders in online education putting a spot light on this rising industry attracting other founders and investors as viewership alike. Since late 2009 Kirsten Winkler has also started consulting various online education start-ups on their strategy and working with those on different projects ranging from more classic models to cutting edge projects in the social gaming and mobile learning sector
The direct channel of Experts Video is set up on LS6network on Vimeo