The Development of a Blended E-Learning EFL Program: The Jordan Experience
Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe, Alliant International University, United States ; Ahmet Uludag, Cisco Learning Institute, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper reports on a unique international collaboration of educators, government agencies, and publishers in the United States and Jordan to develop a comprehensive English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) blended e-learning curriculum for secondary schools in the Kingdom of Jordan. This project responded to the need that the Kingdom of Jordan had identified that its new generation of students be able to communicate globally in English. The resulting Jordan Educational Initiative in English-as-a Foreign Language (JEI-EFL) provides a supplementary interactive EFL e-curriculum, English Interactive Online, for students whose first language of instruction is Arabic. This initiative also has as a primary purpose to design and deploy a strong trainer-of-trainers model including a comprehensive online professional development program for English teachers.
Butler-Pascoe, M.E. & Uludag, A. (2006). The Development of a Blended E-Learning EFL Program: The Jordan Experience. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3187-3191). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).