Our webinar from November 30, 2013 at 10:00 am CST was a lot of fun, featuring three presenters and two hour-long presentations on engagement in online and blended learning environments for language learning. Both presentations provide practical tips on how to use technology effectively and engagingly.
Session 1: Engaging students in fun online learning
Maria Glass and Liz Romero of George Brown College in Toronto presented in Session 1 on some of the engaging activities they’ve designed for the ESL department. The 58 minute long presentation walks the viewer though using services like voki.com, and presents some of the activities that students will find enjoyable and useful. The media associated with the slides are posted further below.
Resources for Session 1
Session 2: Engage and inspire language teachers and learners with Twitter
Faith Marcel presents on how language professionals can use Twitter both in their professional practice and in the classroom. Session 2 is 59 minutes long, and full of ideas about using Twitter, one of the world’s most popular connective networks. This webinar can act as a useful introduction for educators new to Tweeting, and it is useful for those already comfortable with micro-blogging, as it will surely generate endless ideas for your own teaching/learning context.
Resources for Session 2
About the Presenters
Maria Glass is a full-time ESL professor with George Brown College in Toronto. She holds a TESL certificate, a Ph.D. in Linguistics (Pragmatics) and a Master’s in Applied Linguistics.
Liz Romero is currently an instructional designer at George Brown College in Toronto. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and Emergent Technologies at the Pennsylvania State University.
Faith Marcel holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and a post-graduate Certificate in TESL. She currently teaches in the English for Academic Preparation program at Niagara College and serves as an online curriculum developer and teacher trainer for Colleges Ontario. Faith’s can be found online at modernlinguistics.com.
If you would like to make a presentation or suggest a topic for a webinar, please contact Natalia Aleko (firstname.lastname@example.org). All presenters receive comprehensive training and full support during the webinar.
November 1st, 2014 with Elena Maggio and Chris Wharton – check back soon for more information!