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Fast forward : an analysis of online and distance education language training

Author: Mike Kelly; Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada.; New Media Language Training, Inc.
Publisher: [Ottawa, Ont.] : New Media Language Training Inc., [2007?]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Kelly; Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada.; New Media Language Training, Inc.
OCLC Number: 319678407
Description: 1 online resource (94 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The changing status of distance education --
Web 2.0 and a new way of learning --
Open source and its growing impact --
Web 2.0 and social constructivism --
Online distance language programs around the world --
What does this mean for this Canadian project --
Difficult choices and great opportunities --
Recurrent themes and best practices --
Project research & reporting methodology --
Central objectives and research questions for the study --
Literature search and resource list --
Search methodology --
Research of language training programs --
Development of the report --
Teaching and learning online: theory and practice --
Second language acquisition (SLA) theories --
Audio-lingual --
Transformational-generative grammar --
Cognitive code --
Communicative --
Online and distance learning --
Learning scenarios --
Distance learning's growing connection with online learning --
Social constructivism --
Instructor roles --
The need for ongoing professional development --
Recommendation --
Learner roles --
Characteristics of successful online language learners --
Learner self-assessment --
What skills and attitudes are necessary to be a successful online language --
Learner --
Recommendations --
The role of culture in online language learning --
Culture and teaching --
Culture and learning --
Learning program review --
Usability and interface design --
Program descriptions, web sites --
BBC English --
English baby --
English for all --
The linguist --
Learning French online --
Portal zweite chance (portal second chance) --
Language program descriptions, licensed commercial products --
Tense buster --
My Canada --
Study skills online --
Rosetta stone --
Ellis --
Tell me more --
Existing content with applicability for newcomers to Canada --
Canadian resources --
Other resources --
Managing learning --
Learning management systems/virtual learning environments --
Examples of approaches to building a learning management system --
Commercial learning management system --
WebCT CE6.0 --
Open source learning management systems --
Sakai 2.0 --
Moodle 1.8 --
Learning objects --
SCORM compliancy --
Tools for online language learning --
Email --
Blogs --
Forums --
Chat (text and voice) --
Podcast --
Video --
Concordancers --
Games --
Recommendations --
Learner readiness --
Teacher readiness --
Your money matters --
Learning management systems --
Appendices (see other document for appendices) --
Appendix A: literature search and annotated list of resources --
Appendix B: language software evaluation template --
Appendix C: learner readiness surveys.
Responsibility: Mike Kelly [and others] ; Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; New Media Language Training Inc.
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