About this paper

Appears in:
Page: 5492 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2250

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

CREATING AN APP FOR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INCIDENTAL LEARNING: THE CASE OF THE ILOCALAPP PROJECT

A. Valva

University of Bologna (ITALY)
This paper focuses upon the process of creation of an app meant to foster the incidental learning of four languages and cultures: Finnish, Italian, Polish and Portuguese. The app is intended as a support to student mobility across Europe and it is developed within the ILOCALAPP project (www.ilocalapp.eu). Smart devices can prove to be a powerful tool not only to assist students but also to make mobility an inspiring learning experience in terms of language proficiency and intercultural comprehension, which is the final aim of this project.

ILOCALAPP (Incidentally Learning Other Cultures and Languages through an APP) is a three-year Erasmus+ project coordinated by the University of Bologna and carried out in collaboration with the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland), the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland) and the Centre for Social Studies (Coimbra, Portugal).

The project began in October 2015 and will end in August 2018. The first version of the app will be ready in autumn 2017, it will be then tested by a selected group of students and the final version will be released in July 2018. In the first part of the project life-time, the Consortium has conceived the methodology to follow, has carried out a large consultation among the potential end-users of the app and has also set up a multidisciplinary production process.

This paper aims at recalling all the main project phases, by analysing the methodological questions and implications, reporting the results from the dialogue with students and debating on the content and technological implementation of the app.
@InProceedings{VALVA2017CRE,
author = {Valva, A.},
title = {CREATING AN APP FOR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INCIDENTAL LEARNING: THE CASE OF THE ILOCALAPP PROJECT},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.2250},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.2250},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {5492}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Valva
TI - CREATING AN APP FOR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INCIDENTAL LEARNING: THE CASE OF THE ILOCALAPP PROJECT
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2250
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 5492
EP - 5492
ER -
A. Valva (2017) CREATING AN APP FOR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INCIDENTAL LEARNING: THE CASE OF THE ILOCALAPP PROJECT, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, p. 5492.
User:
Pass: