|Name of the organisation:||UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA, SPAIN|
AVD. UNIVERSIDAD S/N
|Name of the contact person:||MERCEDES RICO|
|Address:||Centro Universitario de Mérida
Santa Teresa de Jornet, 38
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OF THE ORGANISATION
|We belong to a research group called Gexcall whose main goal is the generation of technological tools to foster the process of learning foreign languages.|
|EXPERIENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION IN PREVIOUS EUROPEAN PROJECTS||ISPY Project (Interactive Social Networking Platform for Language Learning). It is an EU project that began in 2010. INNPACTO- Collective Intelligence (Research on multimedia networking technology oriented to the enrichment of university educational content) from 2008 to 2011. LiMe (Languages in Media) is an ongoing EU project that began in 2013 and will be developed until 2015.|
|EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE OF THE ORGANIZATION IN THE PROJECT’S SUBJECT AREA||
THE CREATION OF LANGUAGE LEARNING COURSES (for occupational purposes with online/multimedia support (moodle) for officially recognized professional qualifications in Europe.
SHAIEX (Adaptative Hypermedia System for the Teaching of Languages at Early Ages).
THE OTHER ICT: Integration of mobile devices for language teaching in Primary Education.
|CONTRIBUTIONS THAT CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE PROJECT||Gexcall is a multidisciplinary group able to generate multimedia tools and software to foster the process of learning foreign languages.|
|REASONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECT||To take part and collaborate in an interesting European Project to develop our research lines working together with the partner teams around Europe.|
|CONTACT PERSON’S EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE||Dr. Mercedes Rico is an Associate Professor at University of Extremadura, institution where she teaches Information Technology applied for Language Learning, English for Computer Science and communication skills in Engineering for more than 17 years. Being currently coordinator of the GexCALL research group, her main research lines are languages for specific purposes, multimodal discourse and ICT applied to language learning.|