Language teachers everywhere are trying to figure out how to maintain instruction online when meeting face-to-face with our students is no longer possible. We thought this would be a good time to rerun a few of our favorite tech-focused episodes from the last three years. We hope this episode will spark some great ideas for you about how you can effectively and efficiently teach with technology. Stacey also wants listeners to know that she is collecting resource, blog posts, and tools into one place over on her blog. The blog post is called Putting our Language Courses Online: A Resources Round-Up (and a Work in Progress) and is updated regularly with new stuff from around the web.
In episode 39, Stacey interviews Gabriele Dillmann, an associate professor of German at Denison University, a liberal arts college in Ohio. Gabriele is the director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s Shared Languages Program, a project that aims to address issues facing upper-level under-enrolled language courses as well as broadening the course offerings for lesser-taught languages. Gabriele uses Zoom and Google Drive to house her online courses, and describes how technology makes her innovative work possible.
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Gabriele teaches German language, German, Swiss and Austrian literature and culture and special seminars on psychoanalytic theory in the Modern Languages Department at Denison University, a residential liberal arts college near Columbus, Ohio. Her scholarly interests are vested in how digital technologies shape how we learn and teach now and in the near future. Her more traditional scholarship is in the area of German Romanticism and psychoanalytic theory, specifically suicide studies. Last year, she was awarded the Robertson Endowed Chair at her institution for her work in teaching, service, and scholarship. In addition to her teaching and research, she is the creator and director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association Crossroads Shared Languages Program for GLCA’s 13 consortial institutions.
You can find more information about the Shared Languages Program at this website