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ISBN 9780415894517
Published June 18, 2012 by Routledge
218 Pages

 
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More and more, ESL/EFL teachers are required by their employers to obtain a Master’s degree in TESOL. Thousands of ESL/EFL teachers are acquiring professional skills and knowledge through online and distance education instructional models. Filling a growing need and making an important contribution, this book is a forerunner in addressing some of the issues and problems for online distance learning and instructional delivery in TESOL and applied linguistics departments in universities around the world. Carefully addressing the complexity of the field, this volume includes primary research and case studies of programs where a variety of online distance models are used. Structured in a logical sequence, the readable and accessible content represents the collected expertise of leading language teacher educators. Each chapter brings the reader a better understanding and ability to apply knowledge about online distance TESOL education.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword, David Nunan

1 Online Distance TESOL in the 21st Century – From the Trench

Liz England

 

PART I – LEARNING IN ONLINE DISTANCE TESOL SETTINGS

2 Why Be an Online Learner in TESOL?

Sue Garton and Julian Edge

3 Feedback in the Mediation of Learning in Online Language Teacher Education

Carmen Contijoch, Anne Burns and Christopher N. Candlin

4 Addressing the Challenges of Online Assessment: Practical Solutions for TESOL Instructors Steven Humphries and Florin Mihai

5 Reflections on Learning TESOL at a Distance

Miranda Legg and John S. Knox

6 Life after On-Line Learning

Fiona Copland and Sue Garton

 

PART II – TEACHING IN ONLINE DISTANCE TESOL

7 Creating Communities of Practice: Active Collaboration between Students

Datta Kaur Khalsa

8 Teaching Research Methods in an Online Distance Course

Paula Garcia McAllister

9 Building an Online Community of Inquiry with Student-moderated Discussions

Joan Kang Shin and Beverly Bickel

10 Developing Communities of Practice at a Distance

Steve Mann and Gerald Talandis, Jr.

11 Investigating Assessment in Online Discussions: A Case Study of Peer Assessment in an LTED Course

David R. Hall and John S. Knox

 

PART III – ADMINISTRATION OF ONLINE DISTANCE TESOL PROGRAMS

12 Administration of Online Distance Education: Academic Services in Support of ESOL E-learners

Leslie Opp-Beckman

13 Rewards and Challenges of Online Program Administration

David R. Hall and John S. Knox

14 Planning a Distance Education Course for Language Teachers: What Administrators Need to Consider

Deborah Healey

 

PART IV – LOOKING AHEAD

15 The Future of Online TESOL

Liz England and David R. Hall

 

About the Contributors

 

Index

 

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Biography

Liz England is Professor and Chair of TESOL, School of Education and Human Development, Shenandoah University, USA

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