Publication Date

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the developing field of internet-based education as it pertains to the EFL learning environment within the university context. Guidelines and suggestions for approaching EFL course design at the university level are presented in universal terms, with details from one specific Korean university context serving as the experiential touchstone. Humanistic education is the underlying theme of this paper which outlines ways of adapting humanistic learning principles to internet-based classrooms. The learning potential afforded by the internet is weighed against its potential drawbacks. The paper attends to considerations that need to be taken into account at all stages of the course development process: options for internet-based learning, context analysis, student assessment and syllabus design. The proposed syllabus centers on an EFL inter-class cyber-partnership with content-based activities that seek to establish meaningful intercultural relations between the individuals of two distant EFL classes.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Instructional Media Design | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education