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ERIC Number: ED528065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
FLAn: A Free Hypermedia Editor to Create Foreign Language Learning Units
Kilickaya, Ferit, Ed.
Online Submission, AATSEEL Newsletter v54 n4 p6-9 Dec 2011
Glossing words is done via special software called multimedia editors. Foreign Language Annotator (FLAn), created by Thibeault (2011), is one of these multimedia editors. FLAn (Foreign Language Annotator), a free hypermedia editor that works on both Macs and PCs, allows instructors to turn static texts into dynamic learning units by attaching information to words and phrases. The information can include text-based information (translation, definition, comments, grammar notes, etc.), digital media (image, audio, and video) or web links. When students read the text in a FLAn unit and click on an unfamiliar word, they see various kinds of information about the word to facilitate comprehension. In addition, FLAn allows teachers to include relevant cultural information and Web links, a global translation, and links to global references such as an online dictionary, grammar review or verb conjugator. Online quizzes and activities based on the text can also be linked directly to the FLAn unit. FLAn includes a tracking feature that allows the instructor to see a record of the student's performance. The record can be printed out or sent as a text file through email. Both the text and glossary can be printed out as well. FLAn is particularly suited for in depth processing of shorter texts such as dialogs, transcripts of short audio or video clips, jokes, poems, song lyrics, and literary passages. (Contains 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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