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Using MOOCs for ( English ) language teaching and training. Abigail Bruhlmann 2 nd Annual Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language Teaching September 20-21 , 2014. Presentation Overview. What is a MOOC? How do MOOCs work? Benefits and challenges of online learning
2nd Annual Binghamton University Conference
on Foreign Language Teaching
September 20-21, 2014
Massive (thousands of participants from all over the world)
Open (free of charge/low costso that anyone can participate)
Online (do it anywhere, any time)
Course (collaboration, assessment, certificate upon completion)
(Online video tutorials, discussion boards)
(Pace yourself throughout the week)
(Form weekly study groups)
*(English Language Teaching)
College Writing 2.1x(November - December 2013)
(September – October 2014)
Week 1:Grammar Review
Week 2:Sentences and Paragraphs
Week 3:Thesis Statements
Week 4:The Essay
Week 5:Revision Practices
College Writing 2.2x (January - February 2014)
Week 1: Vocabulary Development
Week 2: Understanding Tone and Diction
Week 3: Common Errors in Writing
Week 4: Advanced Process Writing
Week 5: Advanced Revision, Proofreading, and Editing
College Writing 2.3x (April - May 2014)
Week 1: Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines
Week 2: Writing in Literature & Creative Writing
Week 3: Writing in Science & Technology
Week 4: Writing in Social Sciences
Week 5: Professional Writing
Courses related to English language teacher training:
Shaping the Way We Teach English MOOC series
1. The Landscape of English Language Teaching
April-May 2014, 2015
2. Paths to Success in ELT
May 12 - June 9, 2014, 2015
The Landscape of English Language Teaching (April-May 2004)
Week 1: Authentic materials to enhance student motivation
Week 2: Pair and group work for collaborative learning
Week 3: Critical and creative thinking to drive learning
Week 4: Learner feedback and assessment to evaluate student progress
Week 5: Language in context and using content to structure language learning
Paths to Success in ELT (May - June 2014)
Week 1: Integrating skills and using tasks to motivate learners
Week 2: Alternative assessment to demonstrate language ability
Week 3: Incorporating individual learning differences in instruction
Week 4: Effective classroom management
Week 5: Reflective teaching
1. What does MOOC stand for?
2. What are two websites that offer MOOCs related to language teaching?
3. About how much is the weekly time commitment?
4. What are the benefits of participating in a MOOC?
5. How can you keep yourself motivated to finish a MOOC?
6. What happens if you are not able to finish a MOOC?
Questions or comments?