Between September and December 2018, the project team at Newcastle University delivered a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training sessions in partnership with Action Foundations.
On December 13th , Dr Muge Satar delivered a session on designing and creating self-study digital materials. During the session, language teachers from Action Foundation discussed the type of materials that would be most suitable to be delivered online, as well as the importance of clear instructions and feedback provided in the materials. The teachers explored www.h5p.org, a free and open-source platform for the creation of rich interactive online content, and reflected on how their materials can be adapted as or supplemented by digital activities.
The group also met with Prof Song Li and Dr Zhang Jin from the School of Foreign Languages of the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in north east China, who were visiting Newcastle University as part of an academic trip in the UK.
We want to thank all teachers for the crucial input in creating the CSLW training toolkit and we look forward to sharing the materials!