Italian 1: Elementary Italian I
IT 001 is one of a series of media-rich Italian courses (IT 001, IT 002, and IT 003; 4 credits each). The overall course design was based around a “15-day tour of Italy” concept in which students proceed, day by day, through a guided tour of Italy and learn the language along the way.
The approach was to develop an interface to convey the idea of a tour; develop a series of interactive multimedia assessments featuring image and audio components to allow students to practice and receive feedback on their language skills; include storytelling elements to provide context and as a means to convey some of the cultural notes of each region of Italy; and incorporate mobile learning tools.
- Interactive multimedia tools
- Balance of storytelling, role-playing, gaming, and cultural notes
- AGILE development process