Webinar: Live Online Language Instruction

Live Online Language Instruction: Advancing Language Education beyond the Classroom and its Impact on Educational Practices and Professional Development

Date:  Friday, April 19, 2013

Presenter(s):  Ed Dixon, Technology Director, Penn Language Center

Dr. Edward Dixon began his career at the University of Pennsylvania as the Coordinator for Technology in Foreign Languages and has been a Lecturer of German since 2002. In March 2009, he became Penn Language Center’s Technology Director and is active in a variety of areas related to classroom instruction and faculty training with technology. Dr. Dixon is a past-president of the Northeast Association for Language Learning and Technology and in the summer of 2010, he taught the first distance learning course in a foreign language for credit from the University of Pennsylvania. His article, “Building a model for online distance courses through social media and networks” appeared in October 2012 in a volume of papers he edited for the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments.

As a preamble to his presentation, Dr. Dixon has forwarded us a brief interview on an article that he published last year titled, “Building a Model for Online Distance Courses Through Social Media and Networks”.