Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements edition:1st pages:559-570
The main outcome fo the WebCEF project is an online collaboration tool for self-, peer-and expert assessment of oral proficiency in the foreign language using the Common European Framework of Reference. One distinctive feature of WebCEF is that it brings together learners and assessors in virtual communities of practice, locally and interneationally. Thanks to the use of low-threshold technology, this tool -available freely online- has been used successfully in formal, non-formal and informal learning. Attesting to its continued relevance, WebCEF was awarded the European lanague Label in 2011.
In this chapter we discuss an experience involving trainee teachers of English as a Foreign Language of the University of Leuven, Belgium, EFL students at the Université de Savoie, France and langauge teachers in France. It will be demonstrated how WebCEF can be a powerful platform for professional development through social medaition and a support for learner autonomy through assessment for learning.