Queen Mary University Of London Utilising AVIDAnet
The Language Centre at Queen Mary, University of London is a state-of- the-art, multi-media learning facility, designed to provide a rich technology-enhanced language learning environment. The Language Centre is run jointly by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, and the Language & Learning Unit and was opened in January 2007.
The Centre comprises a total of 5 Televic digital language laboratories, 3 for language teaching and self-access language learning, plus two resources rooms also set up as digital language laboratories.
All 5 Labs are equipped with powerful teacher and student workstations running the AVIDAnet® multimedia laboratory software. Each lab is also equipped with an interactive whiteboard to provide media-enhanced teaching and learning. In addition to this, each workstation is fitted with TV software for viewing live satellite television.
Winners of the Multimedia Lab Award
Congratulations to Martin Barge, Elina Vilar Beltrán and Christopher Pountain at Queen Mary, University of London for a successful application to the Multimedia Lab Teaching Award 2008. The Centre of Excellence for Multimedia Language Learning at the University of Ulster, invited proposals for the development of projects that would facilitate language teaching and learning in a multimedia laboratory. The winning team at Queen Mary received several thousand pounds funding which was be used to develop materials for their project “Teaching Techniques for Multimedia Language Labs”.
Expressing delight at the award, Martin Barge, Technical Director of the Language Centre commented that: “We in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film here at Queen Mary, University of London, are thrilled to have been given this opportunity to work with the Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning. Over the coming months we’ll be developing our project, exploring teaching techniques and strategies to enhance language learning in our multimedia language labs. We’re very much looking forward to sharing our findings with colleagues at the CEMLL Symposium in future years.”
Please note that this installation was carried out prior to the Televic Partnership with Greenlight Computers but is an excellent example of an AVIDAnet installation.