After a MOOC-based, specific training, participants in the educational, EU-funded ECO project have turned into e-teachers: they have designed, developed and now prepare to launch their own MOOCs. Among the first four courses ready to open up on April 5th, one may prove essential for a holiday in Spanish-speaking countries. Would you like to try?
Español para viajeros (Spanish for travellers) is an accessory course of Spanish as a Foreign Language, focusing on communicational situations likely to take place while travelling in Spain. Scenes and featured situations can be personalized according to participants’ interests and preferences.
The MOOC targets intermediate level students of Spanish as a Foreign language (A2-B1 according to CEFR) planning to visit a Spanish-speaking country and hoping to improve their language skills on real-life, travelling-focused situations.
Forum boards and Social media are essential tools in this course, aimed at promoting interactive and learning of both spoken and written Spanish. Team work and peer-to-peer assessment will also enhance the participant’s capacity to develop learning skills in a self-sufficient, collaborative way, according to the MOOC designers.
The teaching team consists of educators from all paths of life, who previously completed a number of ECO Project MOOCs, mandatorily including the “sMOOC Step by Step”, through which they got capacitation to later develop their own social MOOCs. ECO Consortium provides them with virtual space to host the courses, which are now part of the project’s catalogue. All further information on how to become an e-teacher is available on ECO-learning website. .
For those already fluent in Spanish, there will be three other MOOCs available on April 5th as well: Road sMOOC: Un viaje Eduktransformador on edu-communication; Running Saludable 2.0 which implements technology and social media to improve daily training routines for amateur runners and Introducción a la escritura científica: Retos y potencialidades del entorno digital, a tutorial on scientific writing texts.
Meanwhile, the latest edition of ECO MOOC pilots is successfully unfolding. All 11 updated courses (among 25 in the catalogue) are midway its tutorized period and, therefore, open for all those interested!