and Priscilla Jenison
as a Second Language
1) Pick a course/courses (based on the COR:
Course Outline of Record) (Which skills/levels?).
2) Get approval. For a CCC,
submit a course TMI (Technologically Mediated Instruction) Form. (Online or
3) Select the course management system
(e.g., Blackboard, Moodle), and coures curriculum,
preferably with an
online component (e.g.,
Pearson Longman's FOGi and Northstar Lab).
4) Build the course.
(This can take at least two weeks to inititally set up a "shell".)
5) Promote the course (e.g.,
class announcements, ads in the schedule, ESL webpage)!
1) It's Visual. Vigorous use of reading/writing
skills are demanded. (No more "blah-blah-blah" teacher talk)
2) It's Flexible. Students and instructors can
do the work on their own time (asyncronous).
3) It's Economical. There can be a big time/$
savings when transportation to/from a classroom is not required.
4) It's Individual. Students work independently
and at their own pace (but within the academic
5) It's Simple. It is very convenient
for the instructor to maintain, run, and rerun the course AFTER it is set
likes me because I can take my lesson in anytime and anywhere. As housewife
it give me the opportunity to attend my home and my husband, and I can stay
home. However, I also can go to visit my family out this country and I don't
go miss lessons."
"What I like is that it's convenient. You just do your work at
any time of the day."
"This is my first time taking an online class, and i really like it.
I work full time and i also have 2 young kids, so for me the idea of not having
to go to class is really convenient."
I really enjoy this class it helps me to understand nouns, adjectives, sentence
structure and so. I am not taking this class as a second language, I need
it to help me understand and use the English I was born speaking. I am an
afro-American 55 year old. In your class I have learned a lot and I hope I
can continue to learn under your teachings. There is nothing I don't like
about this class I recommend it to any one who have problems with the basics
of English. This is a hard language to understand the proper way to use it.
Thank you for all your help and support.
love my online class because I can practice any time, and you have several
attemps and I can practice until get it."
1) It's Technical. Students must have access to a computer/internet
and should have some keyboarding skills.
2) It's Asocial. Although students can and
do interact within forums, it employs an independent mode of study.
3) It's Virtual. Because it is virtual and not
physical (face-to-face), students may not feel "a sense of community".
It's Attritional. There is a tendency for students to drop out for
a variety of reasons.
It's Formidible. It initially takes a LOT of time/effort for the
instructor to create (and Ss to engage in) the course.
I don't understand some thinks on grammar notes on the book, and I need send
you e-mails in order to ask you about it. It does not like me a lot because
I think I can't explain you well what exactly I don't understand. In this
context I prefer to have a verbal communication than writing communication.
Also, in my opinion I think that in the class room we have the opportunity
of interact with classmates and we can learn more one another."
have no dislikes."
now, there is nothing i dont like."
is nothing that I don't like is perfect for me since I am full time mother
and full time worker."
ESL Program Link: http://avconline.avc.edu/sjenison/index.htm