The DOTS project: Developing Online Teaching Skills.
Language Teaching, 44(3) pp. 403–404.
Coordinator: Ursula Stickler
Team members: Martina Emke (Hannover, Germany), Pauline Ernest (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain), Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic (Zagreb University, Croatia); associate
partners: Regine Hampel (The Open University, UK), Joseph Hopkins (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain), Tita Beaven (The Open University, UK), Aline Germain-Rutherford
(University of Ottawa, Canada).
The use of online tools in educational settings has become ubiquitous, yet effective online teaching requires very specific skills. To provide teaching professionals with an opportunity to develop such skills in a language learning context, the DOTS project (http://dots.ecml.at) was launched with support from ECML. The team is currently creating an online resource in the form of a Moodle workspace populated with bite-size training activities. Through these activities, teachers and trainee teachers of languages who want to extend their teaching into online spaces can develop and enhance their skills.
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