The LRC uses and explores a number of platforms and pedagogical frameworks for videoconferencing and telecollaboration in the foreign language curriculum. The Center frequently conducts in-class telecollaborations with sister courses from around the world, in-class two-on-two desktop videoconferencing, hosted discussion forums, and academic conference sessions via H323 and P2P videoconferencing.
Videoconferencing is a powerful emerging technology for language teachers and learners because it allows embodied interaction with native speakers of languages around the world. Convenient access to native speakers and experts in scholarly fields makes videoconferencing a key in addressing some of the fundamental deficiencies of contemporary pedagogical frameworks in both language and literature courses.
To learn more or plan a videoconferencing component for your course, please contact the LRC Coordinator..