The Virtual Linguistics Campus

Jürgen HandkePeter Franke (Editor)

The Virtual Linguistics Campus

Strategies and Concepts for Successful E-Learning

2009,  328  pages,  E-Book (PDF),  23,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-6689-0

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The Virtual Linguistics Campus, also known as the VLC, is the world's leading e-learning platform for linguistics and is fully integrated into regular university teaching. Being the result of a five-year research and development effort conducted by a multidisciplinary team from the universities of Duisburg-Essen, Marburg, and Wuppertal, the VLC today has set new standards in e-learning. It offers a wide variety of certified courses and course material for theoretical and applied linguistics, linguistic engineering, and teacher training. Furthermore, it includes various linguistic tools and all the communicative facilities necessary for successful e-learning. All VLC courses can be studied either completely online or in a blended-learning format.

This book, written by the people behind the VLC, summarizes the journey of building the Virtual Linguistics Campus so far, discusses its design, components and organization, shares experiences of people teaching and studying on the VLC, and provides an outlook on future developments.