Monday, 29 March 2010

BComm German Wiki Launch

Doris Devilly, a lecturer in the German Department at NUI Galway, and her students in the B.Comm with German programme, are launching a wiki aimed at second year students of German in preparing them for their year abroad.

Doris says:
As part of their final year project in "Creativity and New Technologies" BComm (Int.) with German students have set up, designed and created a wiki for second year German students Das Auslandsjahr in Deutschland (The Year Abroad in Germany). This wiki is entirely written in German and the rationale behind it was to assist second year students of German (from all faculties) to prepare for their year abroad and to familiarise themselves with German culture, academia and society. It also encouraged my students to work collaboratively on a class project and to publish their effort on the internet.

As the final year students had only 10 class hours in the multimedia lab available, most of them worked from home or in the computer suites - all of them meeting virtually with me in the social network "Ning".
The wiki Das Auslandsjahr in Deutschland will be launched at a small reception tomorrow evening.

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