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Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma
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Evaluating Online EFL Courses - The Learners' Dilemma

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Online learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) face many unique issues in choosing which program to study. The present paper begins with a review of criteria developed previously, and …

Online learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) face many unique issues in choosing which program to study. The present paper begins with a review of criteria developed previously, and reassesses these based on subsequent pedagogical and technological innovations, particularly the evolution of Web 2.0 tools and “communicative language teaching” approaches. A new set of criteria were then applied to programs reviewed previously and to newer courses. These exposed ongoing problems of providers failing to adopt newer approaches despite most being available at no cost, a lack of standards, best practice models and external accreditation, and neglect in establishing a sense of community through enhanced student-teacher and student-student communication, which in turn impacts student motivation and the sense of isolation. The author suggests that more research effort it needed to encourage industry players to move forward, and to reassure learners of the quality and value for money of programs they may choose to complete.

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  • *** MY FULL PAPER IS NOW AT http://db.tt/OHhIqbT.***

    Unfortunately, the videos by Nik Peachey (one Web 1.0 and Web 2.0) and George Siemens (on Connectivism) will not play in a Slidecast, so if you would like to view them you will need to go here:
    Web 1.0 http://db.tt/U6kEP7L
    Web 2.0 http://db.tt/nZfnlZz
    Connectivism http://db.tt/9eCA2ds
    Sorry for any inconvenience. Greg Q.
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  • 1.
  • 2.
  • 3. Original Criteria:
  • 12.
  • 13. Original Findings:
    • big variations
    • 14. some encouraging signs
    • 15. problems
     
    Conclusion:
    • cyber-schools inferior
  • My approach:
     
    • see if any changes
     
    • newer technology and approaches
     
    • earlier sites
     
    • newer sites
     
    • now meeting the criteria?
     
    • need new criteria?
  • 16.
  • 17.
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  • 20. Newer CLT Approaches:
     
    • learner input
     
    • interaction
     
    • skills building
     
    • varied assessment
     
    • action research
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  • 23. Read my full paper
    “Evaluating Online EFL Courses: The Learners’ Dilemma”
    by clicking on this link:
    http://db.tt/Lddbh9z
  • 24. Please leave a comment.

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