Pronunciation Open Resources: Sharing H5P-Based Active Learning and Visual Tutorials for Pronunciation through an LMS

Event Date & Time

  • May 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Description

This event is part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week.

At this panel discussion we will share the processes and results of an OER project at UBC where instructors in Japanese, Italian, and Linguistics have developed modules for teaching the pronunciation of a set of challenging sounds and sound contrasts for language learners and students of linguistics.

Technically these OER pieces are based around H5P modules embedded in Canvas and then shared through Canvas Commons; pedagogically they are examples of how self-directed online learning can complement and support students’ in-class learning.

We have developed a rich set of self-directed pronunciation tutorials consisting of videos, active learning exercises, and assessments, all of which have been or will be made freely available to students and educators. These materials also include features that allow students to track their pronunciation progress and that enable instructors to monitor student progress.

This virtual panel discussion session will go over technical issues in developing H5P modules that embed into Canvas, and our approaches to designing and developing for these platforms. We will share where we had technical and pedagogical challenges, and explain how the materials are being used or will be used to support specific learning outcomes in language classrooms and linguistics courses.

Panelists:

  • Strang Burton, Associate Professor of Teaching, UBC Linguistics, UBCV
  • Luisa Canuto, Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies, UBCV
  • Misuzu Kazama, Lecturer in Japanese Language, UBC Asian Studies, UBCV
  • Bosung Kim, Educational Consultant: Learning Design, UBC CTLT, UBCV

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