Center for International Education

Global Online Courses and Massive Open Online Courses Project (2018)

Lead Faculty: Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Additional Contributing Faculty: Dr. Jered Borup, Dr. Anna Evmenova

Funded in 2017: $250,000

The Center for International Education (CIE) at George Mason University won an award to develop a Global Online Course (GOC) and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, which is administered by FHI 360 and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/L). This online professional development program prepares master teachers, promotes public scholarship through open educational resources (OER), and fosters equity in education through accessible online learning technologies. In Year 1 of this program, CIE will offer approximately 275 English language teachers around the world a GOC called Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL). In year 2 of this program, CIE will develop and implement an instructed MOOC and on-demand MOOC, also about TEYL. The AE E-Teacher TEYL GOC and TEYL MOOCs introduce English teaching professionals around the world to the most current methods and evidence-based approaches to teaching young learners (3-10 years old) English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL).

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