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Online Professional Development 

March 22, 2017 8:00-9:20 PST

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Time  Presenter  Title  Summary  Links to materials 
  Barry Bai

Moonyoung Park

Shinshe Kim 


The Online Community of Practice Co-constructed by EFL Teachers: Case Studies from Hong Kong, China and South Korea
The study investigates the benefits of an online community of practice (CoP) co-constructed by English teachers in three different EFL contexts, i.e., Hong Kong, China and South Korea, respectively. The findings show the online CoP worked as a major supporting tool for EFL teachers’ professional development in these three contexts. 

Miguel Perez

Johannes Rojas

Miguel Frontado

Effective Professional Learning Communities - The VenTESOL SIG groups experience  Professional learning communities (PLC) can share knowledge and ideas through Special Interest Groups (SIGs) through online platforms such as Ning. This presentation will show the dynamics of the Venezuela TESOL SIGs groups and the roles of the members of the PLC.   
  Ekaterina Krasikova
Case Study in Online Professional Development Courses  Case teaching presents authentic, concrete teaching problems for ESL instructors to analyze. For example, a teaching case in the context of students with limited digital literacy. This method is ideal for online professional development courses, not only as teaching one, but also as a way of assessment.

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