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Introduction
Written by Professor Thomas M Connolly   

Engage, Motivate and Excite your students 

The ARGuing project helps teachers use the Internet (see Web 2.0 ) within language education. The project is funded by the European Union within the Comenius Lifelong Learning Programme.

 

Tower of BabelThe project has developed and piloted a massive and very successful Alternate Reality Game (see Alternate Reality Games ) called the 'Tower of Babel'  to 'Engage', 'Motivate' and 'Excite' students to learn languages using the new possibilities that the Internet age offers us (see more). ARGuing will build an educational methodology and teacher training guides and courses that can be used by teachers and teacher trainers to learn and understand how they can use the Internet, in a similar way to how their students are already using technology.

 

Around the Tower of Babel game, and drawing on the experience, the ARGuing project has built an educational methodology, teacher training guides and courses that can be used by teachers and teacher trainers to learn and understand how they can use an Alternate Reality Game to understand how to use technology in a similar way to their students. You can download documents, presentations and academic papers about the project and game (see Download Area ).


The project has brought together a highly unusual mix of specialists, as only a combination of skills can achieve the innovation being achieved. Included in the partnership is a University Department of Computers, an expert in Alternate Reality Games (ARG), specialists in educational methodology, language teacher trainers and an Internet communication specialist (see The Team ).

Consulting
The partnership are now offering to consult to educators to help them use either this Alternate Reality Game or help them design their own utilizing the extensive experience the partnership has accumulated.

News
Final Pilot now successfully completed (see Piloting)

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 ImageARGuing for Multilingual Motivation in Web 2.0 has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

 

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