La píldora informativa audiovisual como estrategia de gamificación en los cursos en línea de segundas lenguas

  1. Bárcena, Elena 1
  2. Sanfilippo, Marina 1
  1. 1 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Madrid, España


Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación

ISSN: 1576-4737

Year of publication: 2015

Issue: 63

Pages: 122-151

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/REV_CLAC.2015.V63.50172 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This article discusses the impact of the incorporation of Voki recordings into the virtual courses of a series of foreign language subjects (namely: English, German, French, and Italian) on the English Studies and Tourism degrees at UNED, the Spanish national distance university, whose formal courses are all fundamentally online. It is argued by the authors that in an essentially text-only learning environment like the virtual courses in the institutional e-Learning platform aLF, particularly for foreign language learning subjects, introducing informative audiovisual pills with a gamification component, such as those provided by the Vokitool, would improve both the dynamics and the students’ perception of the virtual courses. This article presents the students’ view on this issue, the process of designing and implementing Vokisto deliver methodological and epistemological information within the context of the virtual courses of foreign languages, and the effect and the impression of the whole experiment caused on the students who took part in it.

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