Oregon Course 2010

The Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web

Hello, everybody!
During ten weeks I will study on-line at University of Oregon. Our group consists of more than 20 educators from different countries all over the world.

Course Description

This 10-week online training course for English Language Teachers (ELTs) is offered through the American English Institute at the University of Oregon. Participants in this course will build skills in English language teaching with technology. The overall objective is to enable teachers to understand and use appropriate technology to enhance the learning environment and outcomes for their students.

Participants will create an ongoing record of their work in the course and how the information can be used in their own classrooms using a blog. The weekly posts will also include an update on progress with a technology-enhanced project for each teacher's local school or setting.
Readings and Resources

Throughout each week, you will read about, analyze, reflect on, and discuss articles and resources related to language teaching and learning pedagogy. We will also explore options for incorporating computer-based tools and resources in face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. Learn more…

We will use the Nicenet course management system for our asynchronous (not in "real time") discussions related to the above readings, resources, and observations.
Weekly Blog Post

You will update your ongoing reflective blog each week, adding ideas and reflections about how the information you learned can be used in your local school or setting. Learn more…
Course Project

You will create a technology-enhanced project for your local school or setting, where you incorporate what you have learned from the course and apply it in your teaching in order to enhance teaching and learning in your setting.

To pass the course, you need to participate in at least 70% of the discussions, post on your blog at least 70% of the time, and complete the project report with a score of at least 70%.