About the tool
LOC is activity-based and includes 6 different interactive task types, provision for formative feedback, bibliographic referencing and the accommodation of a variety of media formats (text, audio, video, pictures). It is easy to use and comes with 4 different stylesheets that gives teachers the opportunity to create professional-looking learning materials.
LOC’s outputs are delivered as normal (HTML) web pages and can be incorporated into websites, VLEs or other tools that are html compatible.
One of the key concerns of the LOC developers was to support the creation of good quality e-learning materials: e-learning that is pedagogically rather than technologically driven. Read more about the pedagogical design behind the LOC tool in this recently published article by Julie Watson (Modern Languages, Southampton)
Leticia Goodchild, University of East Anglia