Clilstore at Ceòlas and Online Feedback
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle is a regular attender at the Ceòlas Gaelic Music summer school in South Uist, but this year he’s taken along a laptop as well as his fiddle. In today’s “Gaelic for All” slot – and at other times during the week – he’s offering participants an introduction to the self-directed language learning and teaching opportunities offered through the Clilstore platform and associated programs.
For the first session he was joined by Uist-based Projects Officer Gordon Wells, who gave a quick run-through of the Island Voices/Guthan nan Eilean project, and how it now makes use of Clilstore to supply online transcripts of the project videos. Previously these were only available as Word documents, but now the added functionality of Clilstore means you can watch a video while simultaneously scrolling through the transcript and checking for dictionary translations of any words you don’t know, simply by clicking on them. It’s also an easy online process for any teacher to create similar multimedia units using their own audio or video recordings.
SMO is still developing the software and welcomes comments from any online users. If you would like to send in some feedback, please download this evaluation form, fill it in and e-mail it back to email@example.com.