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LATE Lunches Talk - Teaching languages online on a massive scale: lessons from running a programme of massive open online courses in Spanish and Italian

Venue: University of Strathclyde
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Event Date: 15/02/2017 16:00 - 17:00

The Open University is currently running two programmes of moocs (massive open online courses) in Spanish and Italian on the FutureLearn platform. Each programme consists of six four-week courses, and are aimed at learners at A1 level of the CEFR. The first Spanish course had nearly 30,000 active learners.‬

‪In this presentation Tita Beaven, a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at The Open University, will discuss the pedagogical design of the moocs, provide a snapshot of the learners, and point to some of the challenges of teaching on such a massive scale. She will also provide an overview of the research being conducted on the moocs in the areas of growth mindset, motivation, and peer assessment.‬

Find out more about the event and speaker via the attached flyer and visit the website to book your place.

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