LvS is an opensource audio/video subtitling application for the "Learning Via Subtitling" project, focusing on foreign language learning and teacher/student interaction. It's developed in Visual Basic.net and the .NET 2.0 Framework.
The main focus of Learning Via Subtitling is the development of educational material for active foreign language learning based on film subtitling. It aims to cover the exigency for active learning where cultural elements are involved effectively through real-life (simulated) activities and the need for productive use of multimedia not as nice add-on but as the core of an activity.
A pre-existing prototype (in Visual Basic 6) of a software environment (LvS) and pedagogical model (activity abstraction and pedagogical goals) have been further developed (redesigned and implemented in Visual Basic.net / Microsoft .NET framework 2.0) and a sample activity for English has been created for evaluation purposes. Participating universities' tutors have developed activities for Romanian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Greek and Spanish and include them in existing language courses, where university students practice multimedia comprehension and written expression by adding subtitles to a (film) clip. One of its most innovative aspects is the fact that it provides a hands-on result: the outcome of the student's exercise is a subtitled clip.
The project is supported by a www portal (http://levis.cti.gr
) aiming to provide effective partner communication and dissemination of project results, hosting the software itself, a library of video-clips, exercises and educational activities. Project outcomes will be further promoted through scientific publications and a workshop organized at the end of the project.
Sustainability of results is foreseen to extend far beyond the project's completion, as other universities, language schools, FL teachers' associations, and in general researchers interested on the use of ICT in education will be able to use the produced open-source software platform. Fix for Office files not opening up inside LvS window
issue: LvS doesn't open doc, ppt or pdf files embedded in the Packed activity in the text area. The error message is "Type the correct address".
- Press the FIX IT button at the following page:
then run the program it downloads to fix the issue where Office 2007 documents open outside of the LvS window (fixes the issue with Internet Explorer too which LvS is using internally)
- When you open a LvS activity you may be asked to open or save the file for each file - select open and DO check to not be asked again (since it gets very annoying). Since this "not ask again" will be remembered for IE too, if you want to clear it later on see the following article
it has a zip download at the end of the page, can open that zip and run the .reg file it has, replying yes to merge changes in registry. This will reset all remembered "don't ask again for this file" for Open/Save dialog of IE and next time you open such file IE will ask about open/save againFix for PDF files not opening up inside LvS window
Use Start/All Programs menu from the Windows Taskbar and run Adobe Reader application. Then go to its menu "Edit/Preferences..." and at the dialog that opens up, go to "Internet" and check "Display PDF in browser", then press OK (can then close Adobe Reader).Video Presentation