ERIC Number: EJ852501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
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Delivering an Online Translation Course
Campbell, Dermot F.
ReCALL, v16 n1 p114-123 May 2004
This presentation is a discursive treatment of the migration of a classroom based translation class to online delivery using the Virtual Learning Environment WebCT. The main focus is not on the VLE itself, but on the pedagogical challenges posed by the move to online delivery and the course structure developed to retain as many of the advantages of face-to-face delivery as possible. Key to this is the use of an innovative colour-coding system of error analysis combined with constructivist comments designed to promote reflection on the translation process. The application of colour-coded feedback to categories relevant to translation training is flexible and can be adapted to other disciplines where essay-type answers are appropriate and differentiated comment by the tutor is expected. Since translation is a process-heavy activity rather than content rich, special attention has been paid to pedagogical considerations. Emphasis is also placed on using the VLE to build up a durable learning resource. The advantages and weaknesses of both forms of delivery are compared.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Translation, Educational Resources, Conventional Instruction, Coding, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Instructional Design, Integrated Learning Systems, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Error Analysis (Language), Color
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