Pedagogical methods in web-based language teaching-mapping
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the research project progress in “the mapping of pedagogical methods in web-based language teaching" by Högskolan Dalarna (Dalarna University). This project will identify the differences in pedagogical methods that are used for online language classes. The pedagogical method defined in this project is what the teachers do to ensure students attain the learning outcomes, for example, planning, designing courses, leading students, knowing students' abilities, implementing activities, etc. So far the members of this project have analyzed the course plans (in the language department at Dalarna University) and categorized the learning outcomes. A questionnaire was constructed based on the learning outcomes and then either sent out remotely to teachers or completed face to face through interviews. The answers provided to the questionnaires enabled the project to identify many differences in how language teachers interact with their students but also, the way of giving feedback, motivating and helping students, types of class activities and materials used. This presentation introduces the progress of the project and identifies the challenges at the language department at Dalarna University. Finally, the advantages and problems of online language proficiency courses will be discussed and suggestions made for future improvement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Libreriauniversitaria.it. , 2012. 433-437 p.
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Culture, Identity and Representations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-11789ISBN: 978-88-6292-309-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-11789DiVA: diva2:602256
International Conference of ICT for Language Learning, Florence, Italy, 15th to 16th November 2012