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Best Practices for Asynchronous Learning in the Italian Classroom (NeMLA)

Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2024-03-07 to 2024-03-10 Abstract Due: 2023-09-30
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Best Practices for Asynchronous Learning in the Italian Classroom


During the years of the COVID-19 pandemic many higher education institutions proposed hybrid instruction including asynchronous days and activities. When courses returned to being taught in person, several institutions felt the need to retain the efficaciousness of hybrid pilot programs. 


The new hybrid programs continue to offer meaningful asynchronous activities per each curricular unit in order to complement and harmonize the study of language and culture. These activities can include project-based activities with the expansion of comparative topics (i.e. podcast and video recording, research of literary passages, films & television).


How is the classroom time maximized? How are interactions among students in group and paired asynchronous activities leading students towards proficiency? What are the successful experiences based on the expansion of curriculum with the inclusion of asynchronous activities?


This panel explores the effectiveness and best practices for hybrid programs which include asynchronous activities. Contributions will underline the activities which can lead students to successful language learning in and out of the classroom space in Italian as well as in other language teaching practices.


Please submit abstracts (200 words) and a biographical note at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20675 by September 30, 2023.


Contact: Anna Iacovella, Yale University, anna.iacovella@yale.edu