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The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) supports the project Enhancing Technology Awareness and Usage of m-Learning in Russia and Norway within Cooperation Programme with Russia.

The project period is 2013.

The project members are:
The Developing Excellence in Education and Learning (DEEL), the Faculty of Technology, Sør-Trøndelag University College in Trondheim, Norway (HiST): project coordinator John B. Stav This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (LMSU): project coordinator Svetlana Titova This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HiST and LMSU strengthen the operative capacity within foreign language training. This includes establishing mobility and exchange programs to initiate new R&D projects that develop new training methods for use in language learning, and reduce costs through joint development of m-learning materials.

This project is going to organize two workshops, one in Russia and one in Norway, in order to demonstrate new methods that may be used in many training disciplines, present new ways of teaching languages, and show new mobile technology to trainers in the partners regions. The target group for the workshops will be teachers and trainers within higher education, high schools, and vocational education and training.

The main subject area for this initial cooperation is within teaching foreign languages. However, mobile learning, modern methodologies and blended learning are applicable to all kinds of subjects, whereby the partnership may be extended into new areas during the project period. The aim is to develop new methodologies that can influence the way we teach languages today. More and more students use new technology in their everyday life, and more and more institutions are starting to utilize this in classrooms and in blended learning courses. It is still a long way to go, especially in the area of language training. Our workshops will demonstrate different tools and methods that have been developed and used both in Norway and Russia, and highlight why this strengthens students’ capability of understanding, reproducing and create on their own in language classes.