Events for all Levels and InterestsStay
Jump Start Your Career GrowthStay
Get on the Higher Ed IT MapStay
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™Stay
First-ever Adaptive Spanish MOOC
I just joined the group and wanted to introduce myself and let you know about the project I'm working on. We recently developed a platform that allows students to learn languages from native video content through interactive exercises. Now that our platform is complete and ready to be used in blended-learning scenarios, we've created a MOOC based on the platform that will teach students Spanish through native content.
It'll run from January 21st through April 8th next year, and we're excited to be the first to integrate an adaptive platform into a MOOC, especially since so many critics highlight assessment as the biggest shortcoming of most MOOCs.
I'd love to get your feedback on what we're doing - do you think an adaptive platform is the solution to the assessment difficulties inherent in MOOCs? Do you think a foreign language can be effectively taught in this format? Any suggestions from MOOC participants on how we can make it effective or especially engaging?
Thanks so much in advance! If you'd like to know more about the course or the platform, here are links:
Course Info: www.spanishmooc.com
Platform Info: about.instreamia.com
Platform Link: www.instreamia.com
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.