This presentation focuses
on a final project for an undergraduate Spanish phonetics course.
The project is assigned step-by-step over the semester, incorporating
learning experiences that mirror real-world tasks of the phonologist,
including field data collection (voice samples), data analysis and
interpretation, preparation and presentation of the data via the web.
The final project is an ePortfolio in the form of a web site which
includes streaming media, still images, phonetic transcription, etc.
The process and product are easily transferred to other academic fields.
Participants will learn how to prepare and incorporate audio files
into a web-based learning module, how to assign and assess ePortfolios,
and the benefits of these technologies in final projects.
2. Project Outline
3. Student Presentation
of the Final Product
5. Sample ePortfolios
Despain is Associate Professor of Spanish at NC State University, and
Executive Director of the Foreign Languages Technology Center. His
research interests include courseware development, distance education,
and CALL research.
Despain, Campus Box 8106, Raleigh, NC 27695-8106, 919-513-2461