January 1–May 1, 2020
Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) is designed as an open-enrollment course for language educators beginning to learn about Project-based Language Learning (PBLL). Successful learners will be able to describe essential features of high quality PBLL and to generate high-quality ideas for projects using the Product Square. An optional badge is available at a small fee for candidates fulfilling course requirements.
Registration and the content for this MOOC is FREE. However, if you wish to earn the optional digital badge for completion afterwards, you will need to meet the badge criteria and pay a nominal fee ($25) to have your submitted materials evaluated by NFLRC staff.
Spring 2020: The registration deadline (March 1, 2020) has passed. The course was open January 1 through May 1, 2020.
Future dates TBA
The following is a selection of targeted learning outcomes for this massive open online course (MOOC):
Instruction spans five modules, for an equivalent of five hours' contact time (or one-half CEU). A digital badge is conferred on participants who complete specified tasks in the MOOC and submit them for evaluation.
Digital badge submission deadline: May 1, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to apply to attend the 2020 "Planning for PBLL" Summer Institute, you must complete all requirements and apply to receive your badge by APRIL 3, 2020. To apply for the badge, enrollees need to complete the MOOC Exit Survey inside the course. Once the survey is complete, they will see a link to the badge application form.
For those interested in developing their project idea further (including planning for implementation and teaching), you may be interested in applying for our Planning for Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) summer institute, which will take place at the University of Utah in June 2020. Earning a digital badge from the Envisioning PBLL MOOC (see above) is a prerequisite for applying. Summer institute extended application deadline April 3, 2020.