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ERIC Number: ED557184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-972-8939-99-1
Using Self-Reflection and Badges in Moodle-Based Medical English Review Courses for Enhancing Learners' Autonomy
Iwata, Jun; Clayton, John; Saravani, Sarah-Jane
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013)
English has become increasingly important for Japanese medical professionals in Japan. However, the curricula at medical schools in Japan are so extensive that the time allocated for English classes is usually very limited, which means those classes often do not have the depth or scope to improve the English communication skills of medical students to the level necessary for their future career. Therefore, language teachers are expected to not only improve English curricula but also offer effective and attractive review courses for students' autonomous study. The authors of this paper have created Moodle-based English courses to improve the English curricula by integrating "blended-learning" in class. They also have started to provide ongoing access to a range of review courses to help their students' autonomous study. This paper outlines how the authors integrated a self-reflective framework and a badge function in the review courses they created. It also illustrates how the framework will help learners find the suitable course at the right level and how issuing badges will help motivate learners to engage with the module or the course they have chosen. [For full proceedings, see ED557168.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan