Un moment de ma vie

This is a photo sharing task which encourages students to share an image which best captures a moment in their life that is of significance to them.

Institution reporting the task:

University of Warwick home page

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Target Group:

Foreign languages



References and acknowledgements:



Comparison & analysis

Estimated Duration:

1 session







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Dominant language production:

Writing/reading asynchronous

Target Competences:

Language competence
Intercultural skills
Online communication skills

Specific pedagogical objectives:

Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences
Creation of a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere in the groups

Suggested Communication Tools:

Asynchronous text
Social Networks

Suggested Resources:



A forum is created on our shared platform and students upload a picture of &quot un moment de ma vie&quot . Some students shared their images on twitter using our #clavvie hastag. They add a short caption or description. The images are then aggregated in a playlist in the portal and voting is enabled in order to rank the most popular shared moments. The use of the word &quot a moment&quot in English has taken on a new signiificance, meaning an experience that was emotionally significant, this task gives an opportunitiy to develop conversation about feelings and how they are similar or dofferent across cultures. The task is introduced in class as part of an introduction to using a forum and completed outside class. The first posting was made by a tutor. This is ultimately a co-creation task as the output is a shared playlist of images which are then discussed and also provide a way to facilitate students connecting with each other.

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Criteria for Completion:

This task was not assessed. It was part of an icebreaker to get the two cohorts to see similarities/differences. It was very popular and student engagement and participation was good. Open Badges were implemented into the platform this year and a photshare badge awarded to participants.

41 students chose to submit their images through the assignment facility which resulted in immediate badge award, others used the &quot un moment de ma vie&quot forum which achieved 50 posts.

Comments and suggestions:

the finished playlist can be viewed here


Teresa MacKinnon