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Getting ESL online with course management systems

Holly's Examples

Delivering courses to overseas learners:

  • Be aware of differences in time zone, holidays, platform, and program language (can cause problems with uploaded files)
  • Plan ahead for monitored assessments
  • Provide materials in a variety of formats
  • Build in flexibility
  • Try to use plenty of multimedia, but be aware of bandwidth issues
  • Try to make a personal connection with the students (post photos or recordings, have an informal forum for friendly posts, etc.)


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last updated 3/13/2007