Blended learning for business English: how to design it, deliver it, and sell it.
Everyone talks about technology in the classroom. However, blended learning proposes that the classroom is not necessarily the place for technology, but rather for direct human interaction and communication, with technology best used as support outside the classroom. This workshop defines this flipped classroom philosophy, and outlines a project plan so that participants can choose and implement the best technology approach for their teaching, and for their business.
1. Overview of technology in ELT. Advantages/disadvantages of options available.
2. Framework of educational principles for using technology, focusing on curriculum design for blended programs (i.e. what goes online, and what happens in class).
3. Guidelines on how to grow your business by selling your blended learning programs, and communicating benefits to HR, students, and other stakeholders. Special attention will be given to performance-based approaches to in-company teaching, when it is (and isn't) appropriate, and how to best sell and implement. Cleve Miller's biography:
Since 1989 Cleve has designed, managed and taught business English programs in 12 countries to thousands of students in over fifty Global-500 companies. He is a past director of the New Directions Group at Cambridge University Press, and was named a "Global Expert" in corporate language program design by the American Society of Talent Development.
Currently, Cleve is the founder and director of the English360 web platform for blended and online BE and ESP. Launched in 2010, the English360 platform won the David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English, was shortlisted for the ELTon award, and is currently used by thousands of schools, universities, teachers and students in over 50 countries. Cleve is based out of New York City and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences worldwide.
Information and workshop access here.