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  • Kymberleigh has been working in the field of ESL for over 10 years working in China and Mexico. Also, working here at the university level. Learner Hill in curriculum and content development.
  • Tesl conference.v4

    1. 1. Online Learning:Engaging the Learner
    2. 2. Introductions• Mary Beth Kyer – Founder, Euphoria Workforce Solutions – www.euphoriaworkforce.com – www.learnerhill.com• Kymberleigh Richards – Director Studies, Learner Hill – www.learnerhill.com
    3. 3. Agenda• Elements of Online Learning• Barriers to Learning Online and how to remove them• How to Enhance and Engage the Learner• A Demonstration of the Learner Hill Platform and online classroom
    4. 4. Who’s Studying English Online?• Global Language Industry is approximately $40 billion, 50% of which is English as a Second Language• Online Language Education is growing 22% per year• Expected to reach $1.69 billion in 2014.• E-Learning is being used to allow learning to take place at the learner’s convenience - any place, anytime. Sources: „‟World Bank & IFC; Ambient Insight 2010
    5. 5. Elements of Online LearningOnline learning includes:• Live online classes• Self-study• Blended Learning• Language labs
    6. 6. Trends in Online Learning• self-paced materials• social media• blogs• discussion boards• videos• live chat• video conferencing
    7. 7. Enhance and Engage• Interactive courseware that allows “learning by doing”, arouses interest and generates motivation. “If you tell me, I will listen If you show me, I will see If you let me experience, I will learn.” Lao-Tse, 5th century BC
    8. 8. Classroom vs. Online Classroom Online Learning + - + -Easy access to Inflexible schedule which Easy access to Instructor Myths to onlineInstructor requires attendance by email learningImmediate Must reply on notes to Immediate response toresponse to review material questions using the in-question class chat boardPeer support Difficult to study while Peer support through the working / taking care of a use of a discussion board family Convenient Flexible Can study while studying/take care of family
    9. 9. BarriersMyth # 1:• no one-on-one time• no personalized attention• no individual attention• difficult to ask questions
    10. 10. Removing the BarriersTruth:• The Chat board can be used to ask questions during the class• Instructors are taught to engage the learners• Learners can get the instructions attention by raising their hand in an online classroom
    11. 11. BarriersMyth # 2• Classes are not interactive• The instruction is more teacher driven as opposed to student centered
    12. 12. Removing the BarriersTruth:• Instructor can call on the learn to answer a question as the names of all participants are displayed in the sidebar.• Instructors can assign multiple microphones to participants in order to engage in a class discussion
    13. 13. Enhance and Engage • Call on all learners to participate • Have learners role-play and practice dialogues Tell MeShow Me • Have learners answer comprehension questions based on videos or listening Let Me clips • Use whiteboard tools to highlight concepts and correct sentence structure
    14. 14. Enhance and Engage • Use chat boards to check for correct spelling and explain words in context Tell Me • Give learners control of the whiteboard writing tools for error correctionShow Me • Use pointers to help learners follow Let Me content while in a virtual classroom • Incorporate tests and activities throughout the materials
    15. 15. Platform
    16. 16. Linkswww.learnerhill.comwww.euphoriaworkforce.comwww.englishtown.comwww.adobe.com/products/connectwww.webex.comwww.adobe.com/product/captivatewww.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp
    17. 17. Thank You!Questions?Comments?Contact us atwww.learnerhill.cominfo@learnerhill.com