Evaluate the online environment
After you have facilitated the online space, and the course or activity is concluded, you will need to take time to assess how effectively the course or activity was planned, delivered, and facilitated. Evaluating the online environment for language learning includes evaluating how you established and facilitated the online environment and how your community emerged in your online course or activity.
Reflect on how learners accessed the online space.
Reflect on how well the content was communicated.
Reflect on how the online community developed to engage learners in the learning process.
Evaluate the online space
Evaluate the online space to minimize accessibility barriers. As you evaluate you can reflect on any instances when learners were confused by language and navigation, when they lacked support, and when learner cognitive load seemed high. Evaluating the online space with these reflections in mind will help you to reduce feelings of isolation that your learners might experience.
Evaluate the Online Space
A series of questions to help you reflect on the process of establishing the online environment for language learning.
Evaluate content to minimize communication barriers. As you evaluate, you can reflect on any activities that lacked direction and connection. Reflect on the instances of language confusion as these can have a ripple effect on learner motivation, confidence, and cognitive load. Also, think of specific times when communication was clear and sharp, and consider how language usage was modeled. Evaluating content with these reflections in mind will help you to reduce frustration and confusion for your learners.
A series of questions to help you reflect on the process of facilitating the online environment for language learning.
Evaluate community and interaction
Evaluate community and interaction to minimize barriers to engagement. As you evaluate, you can reflect on the times when you modeled language and provided examples of effective communication strategies. Reflect on what you did to create a welcoming tone for learners to use and experiment with language, and reflect on what you did to prompt learner presence. Evaluating community and interaction with these reflections in mind will help you to make it easier for your learners to build relationships and engage in the course.
Evaluate Community and Interaction
A series of questions to help you reflect on the process of building community in the online environment for language learning.
Understanding Presence in Online Language Learning
A list of statements to help you reflect on the process of building community in the online environment for language learning.