Call for Registrations for September 18 Online Mellon Language Technology Workshop

Posted on August 14, 2020

Ohio Five announces the first of three online workshops for Ohio Five and OSU language faculty to provide hands-on demonstrations and expert consultation on common issues in integrating language and technology.  The first workshop, “Best Practices in Using Zoom, GoogleMeet and Teams” will be held via Zoom on Friday, September 18 from 4:30-5:30 pm, with an additional 30 minute question-and-answer period to follow.

The inaugural workshop will be led by Sujan Manandhar, Distance Learning and Technology Manager at The Ohio State University Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures, where he manages instructional technology learning and teaching for the World Media and Culture Center.  The interactive workshop will focus on Zoom and Videoconferencing in general, including Teams and Google Meet and deal with best practices and strategies, using videoconferencing in teaching world languages, which  will be platform-agnostic. There will be time for participants to discuss

         How to create community in online or hybrid learning environment

         What activities to use to keep students actively engaged using breakout rooms

         How to create student-centered classroom on these platforms


The workshop is limited to 20 participants who are language faculty members at Ohio Five colleges and The Ohio State University; because of space constraints, we are not able to offer registration for OSU associate faculty or lecturers at this time.  Participants who attend the full session will receive a $150 stipend. The workshop is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Two additional workshops in October and November will be announced soon.

To register, please complete this online form by Friday, September 11.  Participants will receive a Zoom link and further instructions about the workshop with their confirmation. In September, Ohio Five will announce dates and registration for two additional online workshops in October (“Hybrid/Blended Language Teaching: Integrating Technology Effectively”) and November (“Asynchronous Online Teaching and Learning.”)