Greetings! My name is Jose Lopez Mercedes, and I teach Non-Credit ESL and Vocational ESL at the CLC. I have not taught an online class, but I have incorporated blogs such as Ning and wikis into my courses. However, I have taken a couple of online courses during my grad school and for professional development.
On-line videos, such as YouTube, are becoming a commonly used teaching tool. For example, www.eslvideo.com is a free website where instructors can easily and quickly build quizzes from YouTube, Bip.tv, TeacherTube, or other video-hosting website and add them to their own website or blog. Creating a quiz video is just a few clicks away. For step-by-step instructions on how to create a quiz video go to: http://www.eslvideo.com/create_quiz_tour.php.
Also, there are many quiz videos in the website’s library already made for ESL instructors, and they are arranged by skill levels, film, trailer, music videos, film and TV, listening and comprehension, grammar, and TV commercials. In addition, the site allows teachers to track students’ quiz scores by simply filing out the “Join a Class” form. Visit this link to see the tutorial http://www.eslvideo.com/manage_classes_scores.php.
I’m really excited to be part of the Online Teaching Certificate and I am looking forward to learn from all of you.