Teaching Listening and Speaking with Technology.
Teaching Listening and Speaking with Technology focuses on the use of Internet tools and applications which can be employed to facilitate development of listening and speaking skills in second language learners. Students registered for this blended course can attend classes onsite or join class sessions online in real time through Blackboard Collaborate. In addition to in-class hours, weekly participation in online discussions is required. Participants explore synchronous and asynchronous online tools used to teach listening and speaking, including multimodal web-conferencing environments and 3D Virtual Worlds. Participants also familiarize themselves with the concept of tandem learning. Although the course is structured as a survey of various online tools available to language learners and instructors to teach listening and speaking, participants are engaged in hands-on exploration of the tools and in online material development, and learn how to teach in the web-conferencing environment Blackboard Collaborate.
All sections for this course are in progress.