Delivery Mode and Class Format

The MA in CALL course is offered through the following system:

Eight online modules (LCE 510-517)    ONLINE
All modules last thirteen weeks each and follow the same general format, which consists of online lectures, workshops and work in small groups or individually. Students complete each module individually on a weekly basis. The modules include online conversations in small groups (small group multimedia online chat sessions) for completing group projects, following the principles of cooperative learning (online collaborative task-based assignments).
Semester 1: September

Module LCE 580  - Thesis  ONLINE

The MA in CALL Thesis module is carried out as independent study under the online supervision of a supervisor.

Anytime, anywhere!

'Live' classes held during each semester for each module, students can come to class mostly whenever it's convenient for them by choosing when and where to meet. 

The course is conducted according to a weekly schedule. Apart from the 'live' classes, all other activities such as asynchronous lectures, coursework, and discussions take place at students'convenience. Students choose the place - at home, at school - wherever they have Internet access. 

They get the same high-quality instruction and course content as any other on-campus course, minus the day-to-day obstacles that prevent so many of us from pursuing other goals. 

Learning mode

In this online course, students use a computer to connect to the MA in CALL course site on the World Wide Web. 
Online lectures may be entirely text-based or consist of some combination of text, graphics, sound and video or are live. 
Module content is broken up into smaller units, consisting of synchronous and asynchronous activities such as group discussion and other types of learning tasks.

Communication

Students communicate with their lecturers and other students via live teleconferencing sessions, online forums, chat rooms, text messages, e-mail and electronic submissions. 
The course is designed so that students receive course assignments, complete them at their own time (but with a scheduled due date), and then return them as electronic documents. Their assignments should blend current theories and practices with their teaching needs and should aim to improve their teaching. 
Threaded discussion forums are used, as an integral part of all modules. These give the opportunity to students to share information, collaborate, and interact with other fellow students.     

Delivery Mode

Asynchronous

  1. Regular communication is expected between student and lecturer, student and student(s) via email, FB, Moodle, Discussion Forum, OpenMeeting, etc. Students are expected to check their email, Moodle and FB on a regular daily basis. 
  2. Students are expected to engage in activities and tasks of about 4-6 hours to 8-10 hours per module weekly. It is important for weekly tasks to be completed on time and before the due date is reached, where the particular task will no longer be available.
  3. Students are expected to read or listen to the course material, respond in different forms (forum participation, FB, Google Doc collaboration, OpenMeeting, etc.)
  4. Each lecturer has regular communication with student(s) in ways such as:
    1. The lecturer will communicate with students via email, which are checked daily. Students are expected to set up email forwarding to their preferred accounts. As best practice, faculty and students should keep all course-related communications within Moodle, the Online Learning Environment space, for the purpose of maintaining confidentiality of student education record information.
    2. Lecturers hold virtual office hours, during which students can ask questions; they use Announcements weekly to communicate messages to students; students can also respond to Discussion Forum posts.
  5. The course delivery will consist of the following:
    1. Audio Narrations with PPT which can be viewed by students asynchronously, at any time and place convenient to them
    2. Recorded lectures followed by asynchronous Discussion in Forum


Synchronous

 

  1. Live Online Sessions or virtual classrooms. These will be synchronous. They are e-learning events where the lecturer teaches remotely and in real time a group of learners using a combination of materials (e.g. PPT slides, audio or video materials, etc.). This method requires appropriate technology for both the learners (e.g. software for the virtual classroom and good connectivity) and providers, scheduled meeting times will be organised. 

 

  1. Students are expected to access course material on Moodle, Google Drive and Facebook.


Staying in touch

The online course format offers a number of ways to stay in touch. Here is a quick summary:

 

Medium Type of Message
CUT website & Student Affair webpage General administrative MA programmes information
CUT MA in CALL website General MA in CALL information
Moodle  The Online Learning Environment where  students can have access to the course content and material 
Moodle Discussion Forum Share, exchange ideas
Moodle Quiz Monitor learning progress
Lecturer's Office Chat Room  Scheduled lecturer's office hours
Student Lounge Chat Room Option for live chats among class members (students can set up times to chat whenever it is convenient)
Course FB special group  Continuous communication for social and learning purposes
   

 

Delivery Mode and Class Format

The MA in CALL course is offered through the following system:

Eight online modules (LCE 510-517)    ONLINE
All modules last thirteen weeks each and follow the same general format, which consists of online lectures, workshops and work in small groups or individually. Students complete each module individually on a weekly basis. The modules include online conversations in small groups (small group multimedia online chat sessions) for completing group projects, following the principles of cooperative learning (online collaborative task-based assignments).
Semester 1: September

Module LCE 580  - Thesis  ONLINE

The MA in CALL Thesis module is carried out as independent study under the online supervision of a supervisor.

Anytime, anywhere!

'Live' classes held during each semester for each module, students can come to class mostly whenever it's convenient for them by choosing when and where to meet. 

The course is conducted according to a weekly schedule. Apart from the 'live' classes, all other activities such as asynchronous lectures, coursework, and discussions take place at students'convenience. Students choose the place - at home, at school - wherever they have Internet access. 

They get the same high-quality instruction and course content as any other on-campus course, minus the day-to-day obstacles that prevent so many of us from pursuing other goals. 

Learning mode

In this online course, students use a computer to connect to the MA in CALL course site on the World Wide Web. 
Online lectures may be entirely text-based or consist of some combination of text, graphics, sound and video or are live. 
Module content is broken up into smaller units, consisting of synchronous and asynchronous activities such as group discussion and other types of learning tasks.

Communication

Students communicate with their lecturers and other students via live teleconferencing sessions, online forums, chat rooms, text messages, e-mail and electronic submissions. 
The course is designed so that students receive course assignments, complete them at their own time (but with a scheduled due date), and then return them as electronic documents. Their assignments should blend current theories and practices with their teaching needs and should aim to improve their teaching. 
Threaded discussion forums are used, as an integral part of all modules. These give the opportunity to students to share information, collaborate, and interact with other fellow students.     

Delivery Mode

Asynchronous

  1. Regular communication is expected between student and lecturer, student and student(s) via email, FB, Moodle, Discussion Forum, OpenMeeting, etc. Students are expected to check their email, Moodle and FB on a regular daily basis. 
  2. Students are expected to engage in activities and tasks of about 4-6 hours to 8-10 hours per module weekly. It is important for weekly tasks to be completed on time and before the due date is reached, where the particular task will no longer be available.
  3. Students are expected to read or listen to the course material, respond in different forms (forum participation, FB, Google Doc collaboration, OpenMeeting, etc.)
  4. Each lecturer has regular communication with student(s) in ways such as:
    1. The lecturer will communicate with students via email, which are checked daily. Students are expected to set up email forwarding to their preferred accounts. As best practice, faculty and students should keep all course-related communications within Moodle, the Online Learning Environment space, for the purpose of maintaining confidentiality of student education record information.
    2. Lecturers hold virtual office hours, during which students can ask questions; they use Announcements weekly to communicate messages to students; students can also respond to Discussion Forum posts.
  5. The course delivery will consist of the following:
    1. Audio Narrations with PPT which can be viewed by students asynchronously, at any time and place convenient to them
    2. Recorded lectures followed by asynchronous Discussion in Forum


Synchronous

 

  1. Live Online Sessions or virtual classrooms. These will be synchronous. They are e-learning events where the lecturer teaches remotely and in real time a group of learners using a combination of materials (e.g. PPT slides, audio or video materials, etc.). This method requires appropriate technology for both the learners (e.g. software for the virtual classroom and good connectivity) and providers, scheduled meeting times will be organised. 

 

  1. Students are expected to access course material on Moodle, Google Drive and Facebook.


Staying in touch

The online course format offers a number of ways to stay in touch. Here is a quick summary:

 

Medium Type of Message
CUT website & Student Affair webpage General administrative MA programmes information
CUT MA in CALL website General MA in CALL information
Moodle  The Online Learning Environment where  students can have access to the course content and material 
Moodle Discussion Forum Share, exchange ideas
Moodle Quiz Monitor learning progress
Lecturer's Office Chat Room  Scheduled lecturer's office hours
Student Lounge Chat Room Option for live chats among class members (students can set up times to chat whenever it is convenient)
Course FB special group  Continuous communication for social and learning purposes