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CLIL Open Online Learning

Learn about past pools projects

Click here to go to the TOOLS project   Safety4El Methods logo
Methods    Pools-3
Pools-m     Go to the pools-t core results

Winners: European Award for Innovation and Creativity in Lifelong Learning 2009

Let the pools website serve as a portal to your results. From the website you also have access to Copyleft symbol copyleft language teaching materials and methods manuals that you may include in your own projects.

The pools partnership recommends you to become a member of / join:

You may now become a member of the POOLS team; like all materials in the POOLS website the membership is free. Enrol as a POOLS member e-mail ka@faz.dk

Clil Open Online Learning

CLIL Open Online Learning

COOL is a social media friendly project, you are warmly invited to make suggestions and give feedback: Facebook

The project will develop a web3 service where a teacher can paste in text, select the language of the text, add graphics and video, create or attach language exercises/assignments and then automatically create an online webpage with all words linked to free dictionaries in +100 languages. The proposed web3 resource will enhance/improve the Clilstore tool/service (www.multidict.net)  developed in the TOOLS project (2012-2014) http://languages.dk/tools/index.htm,  which has been selected as “one of the European Commission’s success stories”.

The project will target two user groups; teachers and learners representing transversal educational sectors with a main focus on teacher education (both in-service and college training).

The teachers access to Clilstore will be simplified so the present database look will be replaced with easier/intuitive choices. The students access will likewise be simplified, e.g. the first step for a newcomer will be to select language and level thus avoiding having to browse through thousands of units in many languages.

Both teachers and learners will have options like sharing and posting Clilstore units to social media (Eg twitter and Facebook) and Clilstore units can be run from within Moodle platforms.

To ensure future sustainability of Clilstore the service will be cloud based and installed/mirrored on the UPV and Ulster university websites.

Edit and update the CLIL Guidebook http://languages.dk/clil4u/index.html#Guidebook  (produced in the Clil4U project) with units exemplifying how to use Clilstore in educational contexts.

Download the COOL brochure

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Test the tools that we are now improving

Students: Find language videos at your level on various topics, with transcripts where every word is linked to a choice of online dictionaries in your own language

Teachers: Create, store and organise multimedia wordlinked learning units for use by students

Link (mostly) any webpage automatically word-by-word to online dictionaries in a choice of languages

Find and switch easily between online dictionaries in many languages


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November 2018

COOL has been disseminated during WorldCall in Chile by Ana Gimeno Sanz and Caoimhín Ó Dónaill.

We have finished editing the first project brochure: Download the COOL brochure here

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October 2018

The Scottish partner (SMO) has started the work on moving the Clilstore and Multidict databeses to the clouds. The other teams are preparing a wish list for new Clilstore features.

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September 2018

The COOL project has taken off: The partners in the new consortium are:

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (ES)
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (UK Scotland)
University of Ulster (UK Northern Ireland)
Kroggaardskolen (DK)
Executive Training Institute (ETI) Malta (MT)
Liceo Scientifico Elio Vittorini di Milano (IT)

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August 2018

One of our great CLIL friends, Letizia Cinganotto, has offered some great news about about a MOOC promoted by EUN and by the European Commission: Go to the MOOC

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More "news" in the News Archive covering the period from August 2005 to August 2018

Last edit: November 19, 2018

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