11c) Providing online language support for distance learning students

David Read (English Language Teaching Centre)

Second Session (12:20 – 13:20) 
Discovery Room 2

What is this about?
This session will describe how the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) are piloting ways to provide online language support for distance learning students. The first of these is an online writing advisory service that allows students to get feedback on their academic writing by submitting text on a Google Doc. The second is giving distance learning students access to English language support classes via web conferencing tools. This session will describe the rationale behind setting up these pilot programmes, the technical issues and decisions in choosing the online tools we did and assessment of the success of the programme through both tutor and student feedback.

How will colleagues benefit?
They will benefit by learning about programmes that could be offered to distance learning or non-native students in their department. It might also provide them with some ideas for using online tools to connect more easily with students.

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