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Research Article

An Operational Model for Online Language Teaching: The Digital Didactic Unit

Matteo La Grassa    Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    



Referring to teaching Italian language online, the general tendency has been to use the same patterns for both face-to-face and e-learning courses. Moreover, teaching Italian online has been considered mainly as scaffolding for teaching Italian in classroom (e.g. in several blended courses). Although many e-learning activities can also be successfully exploited in face-to-face lessons, currently a process of ‘separation’ between the two different teaching/learning contexts is ongoing: these two educational channels have today different status and are bounded by a ‘non-competitive’ correlation. In this framework the need arises to elaborate new operational models suitable for e-learning. This article will present the main characteristics of a model, specifically elaborated to be used in technological learning environment, that we called Digital Didactic Unit.

Keywords: Digital Didactic Unit. E-learning methodology. Learning Theory. Learning environment. Student centred approach.

Language: it

Submitted: Dec. 22, 2019
Accepted: July 5, 2020
Published: March 31, 2021

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/ELLE/2280-6792/2021/01/002

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