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Pages: 5454-5462
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LANGUAGE LEARNING OBJECT REPOSITORY (LLOR) FOR SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHERS OF KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

P. Reddy

Durban University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
An attempt to respond to the duel challenges of increasing costs of printed resources (like books), and generally poor performances by mainly second language English school goers is made by the development of a Language Learning Object Repository (CALL – VLC). The LLOR is intended primarily for teachers although it supports students as well. The use of a user-contributed model in the design of the LLOR anticipates the challenge of providing direct support (editorial), as in adding new resources by only the researcher and also accepting that the consumers more easily accept user-contributed models, when they are also contributors. The iterative design of the LLOR followed a series of piloting of different application stacks including MediaWiki, TikiWiki CMS and Joomla to name a few. Moodle was chosen as the most suitable product as it facilitates the sharing of content using Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and can also easily be packaged in an offline self-contained pack for distribution to users who have limited Internet access. Three user groups comprising, experts (those who are proficient with web and computer technologies), teachers (a representative group of teachers who are second language teachers of English) and students (a mix of second and first language English) were asked to test-drive the LLOR and respond to questions asked about its ease of use and potential. Modifications were made based on their input.
The key to facilitating access and usage of resources like this LLOR is to make it accessible through different devices; especially mobile (cell phones, iPads, etc.), future development will prioritise a mobile ready version of the LLOR.

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P. Reddy (2012) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LANGUAGE LEARNING OBJECT REPOSITORY (LLOR) FOR SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHERS OF KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, ICERI2012 Proceedings, pp. 5454-5462.
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