May NERALLT Webinar

Short Term Online Language Review Courses


Friday, May 17th, 2013

12:00-12:45 EST

Presentation Format:

Presentation: 30 min

Q and A: 15 min


Online through Adobe Connect

Note: Link to the meeting room will be emailed prior to meeting for registered participants

Presenter: Edwige Simon, Ph.D.
Anderson Language Technology Center
The University of Colorado at Boulder


The Anderson Language & Technology Center (ALTEC) at CU Boulder offers non-credit online review courses in French, German and Spanish year round. These courses, taught by experienced instructors, are an excellent way for intermediate students to brush up on their language skills. In this webinar, I will discuss the challenges and affordances of designing and offering these online review courses. I will address design principles (social media and 100% authentic resources), recruiting students, keeping students motivated in a non-credit course, keeping the content updated, and training teachers to teach online.

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About the Presenter:

I have been working in the field of education for over ten years. For the past 7 years, I have been working for the Anderson Language & Technology Center at CU Boulder where I run a language technology certification program. I conduct regular hands-on workshops and give presentations for faculty, graduate students and k-12 teachers on how to integrate technology in the classroom. I have also worked as a consultant for the school of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado (Boulder) and as an independent contractor for an online learning company. I recently finished my PhD in online learning. My research interests focus on professional development and the preparation of educators to teach online.

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