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ELT MOOC by Jason R. Levine on WiziQ.

This is a professional development massive Open Online Course in listening and pronunciation techniques.

MOOC team organisers:

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Sylvia Guinan

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Course orientation

  1. 1. ELT Techniques Course Orientation Jason R. Levine
  2. 2. Welcome to the Festival!
  3. 3. Big festivals can be overwhelming. • • • • Online learning is new to many of us ELTs. Participating in a MOOC is new to most of us. Participating in an ELT MOOC is new to all of us. The key to our success: Working together-Being flexible-Staying connected!
  4. 4. The Basics • • • • • • • • • ELT Techniques (ELT-T) is the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to the development of English language teaching professionals worldwide. The course runs for four weeks, (November 18-December 13) in WizIQ. Participants can join at any time. Our theme: Listening and Pronunciation. ELT-T is overseen by Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) with special contributions from Sylvia Guinan and Dr. Nellie Deutsch. ELT-T consists of virtual classes given by 24 presenters, individual and collaborative work by participants, and discussions around pre-class tasks and post-class tasks. Participants attend classes live or watch the class recordings. A team of over 30 facilitators assist in classes and discussions. ELT-T is designed for anyone teaching children or adults, in large or small groups, and in public or private schools. It is also appropriate for teachers-in-training. You do NOT need special knowledge of technology to participate in this course. To receive a certificate of completion for ELT-T, participants must attend or watch at least four classes and do the accompanying assignments before December 20, 2013.
  5. 5. As global teachers around the world, we are knitting a new dream together. The beauty of our presenter/facilitator global collaboration is the respect, synergy and inspiration that is driving this bold initiative. One thing I must stress is that we have an entirely new slant. Our MOOC is for teachers by teachers and we are open about experimenting; we are teachers trying to make sense of technology for teachers. - Sylvia Guinan
  6. 6. Teachers need to continue their growth and opportunities like this; it should be a must for all EFL/ESL teachers. This is the best online course I have attended! I can't wait for the next course! I am totally StickStuckStuck on this MOOC :-) So many brilliant presenters in one place! I hope it continues... Thank you and everyone else for the most enjoyable working summer holiday! Atmosphere is so friendly and I always feel comfortable here. I met colleagues here from different parts of the world. It's great to share our experience with one another. A wonderful encounter of the teaching kind, loved it all and looking forward to the next MOOC. Thanks for opportunity to have met brilliant Masters and wonderful peers from all over the world. It was such an innovative, amazing and transformational learning/teaching experience that offered profound insights and collaborative spirit. Now I have many interesting ideas to share with my colleagues and students. This summer's holiday gave me such inspiration! You are really teaching and inspiring me to be more creative, more professional, up-to-date. This course has been fantastic! I’ve learnt so many new ways of teaching, but above all the main idea that I’ll keep in mind when I teach is to engage students and make them enjoy what they are learning.
  7. 7. Our Presenters
  8. 8. Our Facilitators
  9. 9. Course Feed, Courseware, and Class Pages • The Course Feed (CF) is the main “Chat Room” for our course. • Courseware is where we keep the materials for our course. These include slide presentations from our classes, Post-Class Tasks and other materials (pdfs, mp3s, YouTube links, etc.) • The Class Page is where you launch the class, watch the class recording, and chat about the class.
  10. 10. Our Procedure • • • • Complete and submit the pre-class task Offer feedback to your peers Attend the class and/or watch the recording Engage in discussion on the class page following the class • Complete and submit the post-class task • Offer feedback to your peers
  11. 11. Our Classes • When we officially schedule a live class, you receive an email notification. • When you click on the Class Link, it takes you to the Class Page. • You can join a class after it starts. • You do not need a microphone or camera in the class. • The recording is available on the Class Page. • You can chat about the class on the Class Page before and after the class. • Attend and/or watch as many classes as you like.
  12. 12. Pre-Class Tasks • The “Pre-task” is posted on the Class Page when the class is officially scheduled (2-3 days in advance). • After you complete the pre-task, you submit it for your peers to review and discuss. • You offer your feedback on your peers’ tasks.
  13. 13. Post-Class Tasks • The “Post-task” is posted in Courseware after the class has ended. • After you complete the post-task, you submit it for your peers to review and discuss. • You offer your feedback on your peers’ tasks. • You receive an evaluation from the presenter and/or a course facilitator.
  14. 14. Certificates of Completion • To earn a certificate of completion for the course, you must attend or watch four or more classes and do the accompanying Pre and Post-Class Tasks by December 20, 2013. • You can join the MOOC at any time and do as much or as little work as you like; however, you will only receive a certificate if you follow the guidelines above.
  15. 15. In 2013, online learning is NO FLUKE. Tear the DOORS off the CLASSROOMS; make WAY for the MOOC!