Developing Web-Based Foreign Language Learning Environments

In two weeks, participants will acquire a working knowledge of the following issues in Web-based foreign language course design:

o Pedagogic orientation / approach
o Matching approach with available technologies
o Adaptive design of course tools within the 3-tier client/server framework
o Course administration
o Course delivery / instruction
o Evaluation of student performance
o Formative evaluation of course

Working adaptively from an existing model, each team of participants will design and produce a prototype for a freestanding Web-based language course for advanced learners, comprising a curricular outline, an interface design (or "course shell"), and at least one functional unit. Participants will also commit to participate in a videoconference in December 2001 to share the results of the implementation of the course designed at the workshop.