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The I-AGENT Project: Blended Learning Proposal for Professional English Integrating an AI Extended Version of Moodle with Classroom Work for the Practice of Oral Skills

  • Elena Martín-MonjeEmail author
  • Noa Talaván
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Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 19)

Abstract

I-AGENT is an online Business English environment developed by the ATLAS research group. Its main innovative feature is the use it makes of blended learning methodology and how it integrates and enhances the practice of oral skills, through an original combination of online and face-to-face sessions. It is common to have the online course as support for the face-to-face classes, but I-AGENT proposes the reverse sequencing: the main content of the course is practised online (via an extended version of Moodle that uses an intelligent agent to adapt course content to student progress) and the face-to-face class is used to reinforce and practise oral comprehension, production and interaction. Besides, the introduction of scaffolded online activities enables the student to be supported in the learning process, ensuring the consolidation of language learning. This way, I-AGENT gets to balance and integrate traditional and modern methodologies at the same time it focuses on oral skills, so often unattended in Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Keywords

Language Learning Listen Comprehension Language Teaching Learn Management System Blended Learning 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Filologías Extranjeras y sus LingüísticasUniversidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)MadridSpain

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