Pilot case

Smart svenska – digitalt och utanför klassrummet

Creating a digital platform with smart solutions to motivate students to learn Swedish.

Pilot leader

Sofia Sevón

Schools

Language Centre

Timeline

Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

Overview

The aim of the project is to create a platform with smart solutions that will motivate the students to learn Swedish in a digital environment and outside the classroom. We want to give the students tools to work independently, to improve their language skills in their own field and to learn working life skills.

We have created a bilingual website Swedish/Finnish, which functions as a platform for studying Swedish at different courses at Aalto or independently. The platform is open for all internet users, but some special tools and sites are behind Aalto passwords.

The platform has three stages:

  1. INPUT, where the students can find material and inspiration for studying Swedish both digitally and in the surrounding environment.
  2. PROCESS, with instructions to process the information found in stage 1 and with tools to study grammar, pronounciation etc.
  3. OUTPUT, with instructions on how to present the processed information in writing or orally either in the classroom or in a video etc.

We want to encourage the students to communicate with each other within and outside Aalto University. At the same time the platform serves the Swedish teachers with tools to expand their teaching methods with a modern digital approach. The focus is on working in a project, communication skills, business and leadership.

People

Sofia Sevón
Language centre
Pilot leader

Taija Votkin
Language Centre
Pilot leader


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