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Monday, October 29 • 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Designing and delivering an online English language course in south-east Asia

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In this presentation we will outline the processes, challenges and lessons learnt in designing and delivering an online English Language course to a cohort of students with a pre-intermediate level of English at a South-East Asian military university.
Design: Our students were in a remote location. While familiar with phone apps, they came to the course with low levels of knowledge of laptops, desktops, and web-based learning contexts.
Develop: The course was designed in Moodle and delivered predominantly in a synchronous face-to-face mode using Adobe Connect. In developing the course, we employed pedagogical principles related to second language learning to underpin the task design in Moodle. We will discuss how this informed the choice of activities and resources in Moodle, and how Adobe Connect was used to maximise student engagement.
Play: The online environment itself initially seemed daunting and complex to the teachers, as well as the students; however, a clear outcome of the course was that the online experience of learning in a virtual environment should develop student confidence and autonomy, providing familiarity and playfulness to enhance student participation and commitment. In turn, this led to our ability to use the available tools to create more varied and engaging activities.

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Kanika Sokhan

Defence International Training Centre
Major Kanika Sokhan has served in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) for 11 years and has been an instructor of English at the College of Social Science and Languages (CSSL), National Defence University of Cambodia (NDU) for 13 years. | Kanika is currently on secondment to the... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

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