Call for Registrations for November Mellon Technology-In-Language Instruction Online Workshops

Posted on October 16, 2020

Melding Asynchronous and Synchronous Teaching and Learning on November 13 offers strategies to engage foreign language students learning together on campus and remotely across the globe.

Ohio Five announces its third online workshops for Ohio Five and OSU language faculty to provide hands-on demonstrations and expert consultation on common issues in integrating language and technology. “Melding Asynchronous and Synchronous Teaching and Learning” will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 11 from 4:30-6 pm, including 30-minute question and answer period.

The workshop is part of a multi-year Ohio Five language enrichment grant sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and will be led by Mellon Language Grant Steering Committee members Cheryl Johnson, Denison University, James McGavran, Associate Professor of Russian, Kenyon College, and Elizabeth Hamilton, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of German, Oberlin College, who summarized the workshop here:

“Engaging our asynchronous students during the pandemic is a very real challenge. Our students chose a small liberal arts institution because they wanted an environment that offered them a challenging and engaging learning environment that also would also offer opportunities to create close relationships with faculty, staff and other students. This workshop will offer some possible solutions for making courses more engaging for our asynchronous students and making them feel more a part of the synchronous learning community. We will also explore virtual study abroad to sustain cross-cultural and global learning.

We will use the University of Oregon's free online platform, ANVILL, as a means to demonstrate some of these possible solutions.”

The workshop is limited to 20 participants who are full-time language faculty members at Ohio Five colleges and The Ohio State University.  Participants who attend the full session will receive a $150 stipend funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Recordings of this and previous sessions are available on the Ohio Five website.

To register, please complete this registration form by Friday, November 6. Participants will receive a Zoom link and further instructions about the workshop with their confirmation.