ERIC Number: ED475013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-12
Using the Internet To Design Teacher Development Courses.
Dudney, Grazyna; Funke, Maurice
Abundant, high-quality Web sites on essential topics for teacher education make it possible to teach foreign language education (FLED) courses with increased flexibility. The Faculty Development Division at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI) has created three models for using the Web for teacher education: FLED I ("Introduction") consists of pre- and post-reading tasks, with most texts read outside of class on the Web; FLED II ("Action Research") uses the Web to supplement a textbook; and FLED III ("Counseling") draws exclusively on Web sites combined with tasks requiring teachers to work in specified ways with students and report back during class. This paper discusses insights into improvements in both content and process resulting from using technology to successfully complement experiential learning. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (5th, April 120-14, 2002).