Success and challenge of a new approach to foreign language course offering through two campuses’ collaboration

Kazue Masuyama, Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Andrea Shea, Gus Leonard

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“Distributed Synchronous Language Learning” is one of the CSU initiatives on Transforming Course Design Initiative Projects. This project aims to develop model language learning courses between CSU campuses using synchronous and asynchronous delivery modes via internet technologies. It also seeks to enhance and strengthen existing programs in order to maximize cost effectiveness and enrollments for strategic and less commonly taught languages (LCTL). The presenters first describe teaching and learning environment of each campus, and describe how these courses were developed and implemented using cutting-edge technologies. The presenters also illustrate how students on each campus conducted their online presentations and discuss its benefits and challenges. Then, the results of students survey and reflect the past three years’ attempts will be shared. This presentation will offer the practical tips for the development and delivery of online courses from instructors, administrators, and technical consultants’ perspectives.


  • online
  • language learning
  • synchronous


  • Online and Distance Education
  • Language and Literacy Education

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