Presentations

Online Cafés for Heritage Learners: Building online inter-institutional learning communities

David Hiple’s PowerPoint presentation on the theoretical background of the online cafés. The presentation also addresses the process of defining  audience and identifying partners.

Online Cafés for Heritage Learners: The different parameters

Gilberte Furstenberg’s PowerPoint presentation on the unique parameters or “settings” of each online café, including overall goals, partners, levels of language ability, language(s) to be used in the exchange, modes of communication, etc. The presentation provides examples from the original Cultura project.

Content/tasks/sequence/media for online intercultural exchanges

Gilberte Furstenberg’s PowerPoint presentation on choosing content, designing and sequencing tasks, and choosing media for online intercultural exchanges.

note: On the following slides there are links to Word files and a PDF that you will need to download separately.

Teachers, Students, Cohesion and Community in Online Interaction

Stephen Tschudi’s PowerPoint presentation to guide discussion of the roles of the students and the teacher in “Classic” Cultura (online exchange + in-class discussion) versus a totally online model. In the two models, teachers play a different role in maintaining a sense of cohesion and community in the exchange.

Assessment of Student Performance in Online Interaction

Stephen Tschudi’s PowerPoint guiding discussion of the purposes of assessment, what data are available for analysis and use in student assessment (actual text of student postings, reports about logins and postings from course management system, interviews with students or with project partner), what rubrics or other criteria one can use, and special considerations for assessment of online-only exchanges.

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Building online
inter-institutional learning communities