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ERIC Number: ED578264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Transforming Learning, Conceptualisation and Practices through a MOOC on English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics
Baird, Robert; Borthwick, Kate; Page, Mary, Paper presented at the EUROCALL 2017 Conference (Southampton, United Kingdom, Aug 23-26, 2017)
One of the oft-cited advantages of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is that they provide access opportunities for learners that they might not otherwise have, for example, offering continuing professional development, complementing traditional courses of study, or opening up new areas of knowledge (Ferguson & Sharples, 2014; Hollands & Tirthali, 2014; Zheng, Rosson, Shih, & Carroll, 2015). We report on our experiences designing the FutureLearn MOOC "English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics," and reflect upon how a free, online platform, operating across a global network, has the potential to enhance learning and practice in English Medium Instruction (EMI) domains. We consider how EMI, a topic with transient, contextual, and emergent themes, can profit from contextualisation through global online dialogues in ways that benefit wider understanding of EMI while simultaneously informing educators about the field. [For the complete volume, see ED578177.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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