Task-based Learning

Task-based language learning is an approach where the planning of learning materials and teaching sessions are based around doing a task. In education, a task refers to an activity where communication is necessary: for example; deciding something, solving a problem, designing or organising something, or telling someone to do something.

It is student-centred; Assign tasks in context (task-based approach), e.g. designing online/face to face tasks (written/oral tasks); simulation and development of real life tasks; completion of tasks and the language study is determined by what happens as the students complete them; it aims at the description, reflection and discussion of meaningful tasks; practice of areas which need more work.

eXe - elearning XHTML editor

Easy and intuitive open source tool for content generation for e-learning. Use the browser to display the authoring interface to the user. Very simple interface with design close to Moodle, which allows to decrease the learning curve for teachers who have had previous contact with this e-learning platform. In the diagram panel, you can quickly create a web page structure based on seven existing templates, in order to prioritize learning objects that are being added from the devices panel: multiple-choice questions, true/false questions, gaps, space for reflection, wikibooks articles, Java applets, etc. The exportation of the learning object can be performed in single web page, website, SCORM, etc. It does not require programming skills, however it allows editing the HTML code. The main panel allows full control and freedom for the user by adding, moving or canceling the addition of activities or features quickly. It has been found to be one of the most flexible tools evaluated.