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Educational Innovations grant awarded to SASLI

The Center for South Asia and the South Asia Summer Language Institute is pleased to announce that our project was selected for a UW-Madison Educational Innovations grant of $10,000!  This award will supplement costs associated with designing an Elementary Hindi blended course in Canvas and PressBooks. The development of these blended course materials, led by UW-Madison SAFLI Hindi-Urdu Language Coordinator Sarah Beckham with support from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, will enhance student proficiency outcomes by creating a flipped classroom experience in which learners acquire and apply foundational knowledge in a distributed learning environment. This approach maximizes face-to-face interaction with instructors in the target language to produce integrated learning outcomes.  In collaboration with the Blend@UW initiative, this course will be piloted during the SASLI 2017 summer program and further developed to create open-access training resources and materials for instructors.