Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

7. Face-to-Face Teacher to Online Course Developer

Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

David Donnarumma [+-]
BPP University
David Donnarumma is Head of English for BPP University. He has been involved in the field of English Language Teaching for 15 years as a manager, academic, teacher educator, test developer and materials developer both online and in print. He is also an author of a Communication Skills textbook. He has presented at several international conferences and written in the areas of ELF communication, assessment and online learning. In his current role he is responsible for English language development and delivery at the University. He also holds external examining positions at the Universities of Wolverhampton and Exeter.
Sarah Hamilton [+-]
BPP University
Sarah Hamilton is the Online Programme Leader for the BPP University School of English Language and Foundation Studies. Prior to joining the school Sarah worked both as a tutor in the Business School and as a member of the Universities central Learning and Teaching team focussing on Assessment Enhancement activities. She is also an online author of Business Communication skills and Human Resources eLearning materials for accountancy students. In her current role she is responsible for online curriculum design and supporting the teaching team in their move from face to face to online.

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Even though many teacher development programs now include online learning, the question of whether these teachers are ready for online course development still remains. It has been well documented that language teachers need a working knowledge of information and communications technology (Gilbert, 2013; Stickler & Emke, 2015). This leads to the challenge of how best to prepare teachers for online course design. Most studies have focused on what the teacher does during the online course with much emphasis to date being placed on technological competence. This small scale study seeks to show that readiness for online is as much about the values and beliefs of the teacher as it is about their digital literacy skills (technological competence) and the implications this has for assessing a teacher’s readiness for online course development.

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Donnarumma, David; Hamilton, Sarah. 7. Face-to-Face Teacher to Online Course Developer. Assessment Across Online Language Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 138-164 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781797013. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34391. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34391. Feb 2018

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