E-Learning Activities (continued):
In my capacity as a Language Teaching Development Officer at the ESML Department of the University of Bath I have been involved in the project of designing e-learning sites for Russian-English studies. The resulting electronic facilities for teaching and learning had the following functionality:
- Setting translation exercises of various types on-line, and providing an immediate assessment of the student's efforts together with detailed feedback. Exercises involved tasks of evaluating different versions of translations of the same text; the feedback thus sorted the variety of different versions according to their quality, with all the errors corrected and explained, and comments and suggestions provided.
- Setting translation assignments on-line with the provision for the students to submit their work electronically, to view all the submitted translations and to discuss them in the chat-room. The facility for the teacher's feedback to be supplied on-line is also provided. Assignments have been set for the both languages in question.
- An opportunity of conducting translation classes on-line is provided together with various other services such as discussion forums, collective students' efforts, etc.