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Exploring The Perceptions Of Novice Spanish Students In Blended Courses, Ana I. Capanegra Phd Jan 2018

Exploring The Perceptions Of Novice Spanish Students In Blended Courses, Ana I. Capanegra Phd

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

The present research aims to gauge novice college Spanish students’ perceptions of blended courses to help the design and teaching of blended learning. Blended learning shifts from teacher-centered classes to a learner-centered focus (Hartman, Dziuban & Moskal, 1999; Morgan 2002). There is also more emphasis on peer-to-peer learning (Collis, 2003) since information can be easily shared. The participants of the study had no prior experience taking blended courses. The 14 participants were given an anonymous questionnaire at the end of the semester to explore their perceptions of hybrid learning in order to enhance the set-up of the courses. The questionnaire consisted of open- ...


Emergency Room Mode--A Service-Learning Case, Lee F. Wilberschied, Lisa Bauer, Carla Gerdes Jul 2003

Emergency Room Mode--A Service-Learning Case, Lee F. Wilberschied, Lisa Bauer, Carla Gerdes

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

This study examines the outcomes of a two-part service learning project in a summer practicum for English as Second Language (ESL) teacher endorsement candidates. First, 10 mainstream K12 teachers with 2 to 30 years' experience needed practice teaching students with linguistic and cultural differences. Their own service learning was to implement a summer family literacy program for ESL students. Second, these teachers had planned a service learning component for the ESL students. Teachers, feeling obliged to correct all the perceived linguistic deficits in students, went into a panic that they described as "emergency room mode." Regarding service learning and any ...