Research and Special Projects at the LRC
- Interactive Multimedia Spanish Exercise Bank Summer 2011 (click to access ) - Ester Suarez-Felipe, Ana Francisco, Tim Walsh & Sean Urness
- Online Hebrew Vocabulary Pronunciation Tutorial project Spring 2011 - Dana Margolis & Rivka Litvin
In this hands-on workshop, we shared classroom activities and assignments created using recent technologies such as Glogster. Participants discovered a wealth of resources that offer learners easy access to authentic materials and unlimited opportunities to get extra practice. If you missed it, view the video of the presentation from the thumbnail link above!
In this presentation, we shared classroom activities and assignments created using recent technologies such as Ning. Participants discovered a wealth of resources that offer learners easy access to authentic materials and unlimited opportunities to get extra practice. If you missed it, view the video of the presentation from the thumbnail link above!
- Video Production Lab at the LRC Recording Facility
The LRC's in-house video production lab came online in Fall 2009. We recorded 352 class presentations during our first semester (both in the studio and in the classroom) In addition, LRC Graduate Assistant Katherine Wilson collaborated with Rosemarie Feiza-Lenz (ESL Department) and her students to produce the second ESL video interview project titled "ESL Stories." Click on thumbnails above to watch the videos! (if available)
- Faculty Development Lab Project: Online Arabic Practice
LRC Graduate Assistant, Zafer Lababidi and LRC Instructional Technologist, John Bowden have been building online exercises to support UWM students studying Arabic. These online materials offer audio and video material to help Arabic students in practicing their listening, reading, and even handwriting (with Arabic handwriting video clip samples!)
Click HERE to see a practice sample for lesson #1 (Current version not IE compatible.)
- Video Conferencing with Native Spanish Speakers: Spanish Language and Skype
"During the Fall 2009 my students from Spanish 318: Advanced Speaking and Listening, had the opportunity to have what I call a Virtual Language Exchange using Skype. They practice their oral skills in Spanish with native Spanish speaking students that want to practice their English. They met students from Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Perú, Costa Rica, Spain and all over the world. It was an extraordinary beneficial experience not only in terms of the practice of the language but also as a cultural experience as well."
- Maria Del Pilar, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- Digital Cultural Library : Gerhard Rauscher Collection, Virtual Tour of the Classical World
With support from the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) the LRC and Department of Foreign Languages thousands of slides have been scanned and cataloged. Scanning and translation of metadata will continue in Spring 2010, as we track down the missing slides, the four missing metadata binders, and the elusive Holzkasten! (Wooden box)
- FEB-Web Fundamental Digital Library of Russian Literature and Folklore
With continued support from the Office of Undergraduate Research UWM has become the largest American contributor to this grand digitization project out of the Gorky Institute of World Literature and the Informregistr Center at the Russian Ministry for Communications by Professor Joseph Peschio, FLL Dept and the UWM Language Resource Center. This semester OUR sponsored undergraduate researcher, Samuel Mueller, has been pouring over thousands upon thousands of pages scanned for this project in the LRC digitization lab.
- Video Conferencing and Simultaneous Translation Lab Project
Planning begins Spring 2010 on retooling the LRC Audio Translation Lab into the Video Conferencing Translation and Training Lab