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The University of Southampton
Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research

Language MOOCs: A new topic in CALL research Seminar

17:00 - 18:30
17 March 2021

Event details

There has been an increasing interest in Open Educational Resources, Open Practices and Open Learning spaces in language teaching and learning in the last decade (Comas-Quinn & Borthwick, 2015; Gimeno-Sanz, 2016), in which Language MOOCs (Massive, Open, Online Courses) have played a relevant role. They have grown exponentially since their appearance in 2013 and there are now nearly 300 courses being offered by the major MOOC providers ( Language MOOCs have been acknowledged to be an emergent and expanding research field (Godwin-Jones, 2014; Martín-Monje & Barcena, 2014; Panagiotidis, 2019), but they are still one of the less studied areas in CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) (Gillespie, 2020). This seminar will provide an overview of the state of the art in Language MOOCs, show current research trends and suggest possible areas in which scholars may focus, with the aim of consolidating this emerging subfield of CALL.

Speaker information

Elena Martín-Monje, UNED. .

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