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  • 1. Presented by, Shannon Carroll EFL 537, Fall 2008
  • 2.
      • The Role of Culture in an Online Course
      • Ideas & Tools for Creating Writing Materials/Activities
      • Ideas for Assessing Student Progress in Writing
      • My Online Writing Unit
  • 3. 1. What is culture? 2. What affect does culture have on learning? http://www.linezine.com/7.2/articles/pdamca.htm
  • 4. In Comparison American Students & Japanese Students enrolled in the same online course. http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=research&article=4-1
  • 5. Online courses that fail to consider the cultural differences of its students are doomed to failure.
  • 6. So, what is the key to creating a successful online course?
  • 7.                                                                                Cultural                        =           Adaption
  • 8. Brainstorming Chain Stories Learning Journals Essay Writing
  • 9.
      • Blogging E-mailing
  • 10. Discussion                                                 Online Forums                                                 Publishing
  • 11.  
  • 12. My Unit Plan
    • Class Profile
    • Learning Objectives
    • Presentation Format
    • Practice Exercises
    • Extension Exercises
    • Assessment
  • 13. Links to Helpful Websites
    • About.com: English as 2 nd Language – Lesson plans and more.
    • GlobalClassroom.com – Site that allows you to create a free virtual classroom using Moodle.
    • Moodle.com – Free course management system.
    • Proprofs.com – A site for teachers to create online quizzes and tests.
    • SurveyGizmo.com – A site that allows you to create and track surveys for free.
    • Ultralingua.com – An online dictionary that translates to and from English.
    • Wordpress.com – A site where teachers/student can create blogs.
  • 14. Links to Reviewed Materials
    • Al-Jarf, Reima (2006). Cross-Cultural Communications: Saudi, Ukranian, and Russian . The Asian EFL Journal Quarterly , vol. 8, issue 2, p. 7- 32.
    • Dunn, Patrick and Marinetti, Alessandra. Cultural Adaption: Necessity for Global eLearning.
    • Fei, Wong Fook, et al. (2005). An Online Assessment of Language Proficiency: Development and Challenges . Internet Journal of e-Learning & Teaching , 2(1), p. 13-24.
    • Gomez, Emily (2000). Assessment Portfolios: Including English Language Learners in Large-Scale Assessments .
    • Massi, Maria (2001). Interactive Writing in the EFL Class: A Repertoire of Tasks
    • McGarty, Steve. Cultural, Disciplinary and Temporal Contexts of e-Learning and English as a Foreign Language .
    • Wu, Wen-Shuenn (2004). Using Blogs in an EFL Writing Class .