The Euroversity Good Practice Framework (EGPF) and its application to minority languages and elder learners

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  • Book title: "CALL Design: Principles and Practice - Proceedings of the 2014 EUROCALL Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands"
  • Editors: Sake Jager, Linda Bradley, Estelle J. Meima, Sylvie Thouësny.
  • Pages: 241-247
  • Article DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2014.000225
  • Book DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2014.9781908416209
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© 2014 Gary Motteram, Ton Koenraad, Hanna Outakoski, Kristi Jauregi, Judith Molka-Danielsen, Christel Schneider.

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The Euroversity Network project (2011-2014) has built a Good Practice Framework (GPF) that functions as a heuristic for course and activity designers wishing to develop courses and other materials for use in a range of virtual worlds. This framework has been tested with a number of courses during the running of the project and the aim is that it will be useful for new designers as a starting point for their own ideas development. The GPF is still open for adjustment and negotiation and this paper shows how two new case studies that were not the direct focus of the project, minority languages and elder learners, help to expose some of the framework’s weaknesses, but also many of its strengths. These case studies illustrate that a tool like the GPF can provide an effective mediating function for a variety of courses and other activity in virtual worlds.

Keywords: course development, good practice framework, virtual worlds, minority languages, teaching older learners.


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Motteram, Gary; Koenraad, Ton; Outakoski, Hanna; Jauregi, Kristi; Molka-Danielsen, Judith; Schneider, Christel. (2014). The Euroversity Good Practice Framework (EGPF) and its application to minority languages and elder learners. In Sake Jager, Linda Bradley, Estelle J. Meima, Sylvie Thouësny (Eds), CALL Design: Principles and Practice - Proceedings of the 2014 EUROCALL Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands (pp. 241-247).

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