Blended Learning and Business Modeling in Technical Translation Studies
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Our work describes blended learning initiative and joint activity of the Department of Applied and Computational Linguistics and the regional Translation Service Provider and its Training Centre. We develop and support the special UNITECH-platform based on Moodle e-learning system to model the typical business processes in translation business practice. In this paper, we focus on the aims, tasks, and structure of the UNITECH-platform and its potential applications. The UNITECH-platform provides support for several academic courses in Translation Studies. This platform for blended learning also stimulates the usage of professional translation and linguistic tools, e.g., ABBYY SmartCAT Computer-Aided-Translation. We also present the results of the UNITECH-platform pilot testing for the course in Technical Translation for two groups of learners studying Linguistics and Translation at the Faculty of Humanities, Ulyanovsk State Technical University.
KeywordsBlended learning Translation business processes Technical translation Learner profiling
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