The LLEARN project is a private-public partnership with Canada’s
Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE
Inc.) designed to bring together best practices in second language teaching/learning
and the capacity of broadband technology. Over two years of work (between November
2000 – December 2003) have resulted in tools and methodology that improve
the teaching and learning of second languages. French will be the initial language
delivered by LLEARN.
CANARIE Inc. is Canada's advanced Internet
development organization–a not-for-profit corporation supported by its members,
project partners and the Federal Government. CANARIE's mission is to accelerate
Canada's advanced Internet development and use by facilitating the widespread
adoption of faster, more efficient networks and by enabling the next generation
of advanced products, applications and services to run on them. LLEARN is one
of just 14 projects selected for funding support from over 150 submissions in
a two year period.
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Expert Design Team Partnerships
The LLEARN project provides a national demonstration
of collaborative development of broadband learning, with LLEARN partners sharing
and integrating resources, content and expertise.
Using the French language as the first content area, LLEARN is built to respect provincial
and national requirements. Partners include:
Additional partners serving in an advisory role are
the Department of National Defence, Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta,
the BC Ministry of Competition, Science and Enterprise, and the BC Ministry of
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The LLEARN project tested and addressed challenges
of digital-based language learning through the collaborative development of this
broadband advanced learning system, both:
- pedagogic (teaching
and learning language virtually), and
- technical (voice recording, listening,
collaborating and comparing intonation and pronunciation graphically).
The LLEARN tool was developed using elearning standards.
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