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LearnOasis courses are amongst the most comprehensive language learning courses on the web. They provide an effective and efficient way to learn a new language.
The idea of learning as knowledge construction has been expressed for many years by academics and language learning experts. However, it has rarely been implemented in the instructional design of the materials.
LearnOasis implements the ideas of a cognitive-constructivist approach to langauge learning. The strength of LearnOasis is that the courses are easily accessible and are built on strong pedagogical and technological foundations. The courses have been created by professional programmers, linguists, teachers, authors, designers, artists and translators – all experts in their field.
Years of experience
For over ten years, we have been developing eLearning products. Our experience brings together vast experience from publishing and technology development.
LearnOasis language courses are amongst the most comprehensive on the web. They provide everything necessary to meet the needs of both learners and teachers
..We create courses that are suitable for as many people as possible, regardless of their previous learning biography. We provide an effective way to learn a new language.
The LearnOasis approach is based on sound pedagogical standards. Our courses follow a recognised syllabus. We cater for academic and non-academic learners.
Carl Taylor was employed by the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman to design a national curriculum for English at elementary and secondary school levels and to oversee the development and publication of Our World Through English, a textbook for schools in the Sultanate.
Carl Taylor has also co-ordinated three major EU projects: Stella (Stepping up the E-Learning of Languages),Grammar Explorer Danish and ArabicOnline.eu
For the last seven years particular focus of his work has been the challenges arising from the new media, especially digital eLearning, the insights of constructivism as a paradigm for teaching and learning as well as the insights of the neurosciences as complementary and guiding principles for materials development based on the methodological ideas of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
He has applied his expertise as a specialist in foreign language teaching and learning methodology to the teaching of other foreign languages, including LWUTLs.
He obtained his doctorate in Computing Science from the University of Turin in 1990, oriented towards “Systemistic Cybernetic” (Artificial Intelligence). He started immediately working on telematic (Videotel and Teletel) services and then he contributed to creating the start-up of the first Piedmont Internet Providers (on behalf of Telecom Italia), Piedmont Video On Line Internet network (Web Services) and the first websites in the Piedmont area.
He recently completely re-developed LearnOasis Danish and LearnOasis Hungarian – available for desktop and tabs. He oversaw the digital and print producation of “A guide to writing Arabic”. He brings together technical knowledge, attention to detail in design and an understanding of current trends and approaches in language learning methodology. He, therefore, functions as a vital bridge and conduit between academics, authors, programmers and designers.
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