Chinese Academic Language Learning Modules
- Level: University
- Language: Chinese
Chinese Online Learning
The Chinese Academic Language Learning Modules (CALLM) combined university-level content courses with language instruction. We at CASLS partnered with San Francisco State University and the University of Rhode Island to develop prototype CALLM courses during 2011-2014.
These online Chinese learning units used multimedia digital collaboration tools to tailor instruction to each students’ strengths and weaknesses.
In light of the changing educational landscape, we developed CALLM to:
- Provide sustainability of Flagship programming
CALLM courses could be offered even if a faculty member who regularly teaches a course is on sabbatical. In addition, students from other institutions could enroll in CALLM and take advantage of courses not offered at their home university.
- Increase access
Because CALLM was offered online, students could complete coursework any time. This flexibility eliminated scheduling conflicts that often occur when students major in more than one discipline.
- Enhance explicit linguistic instruction at the Advanced levels
Each CALLM unit carefully integrated explicit language instruction related to the readings, lectures, and discussions.
- Utilize the potential of digital technologies for educational transformation
CALLM was delivered using Obaverse, a cutting-edge online learning system that takes advantage of collaborative learning. Each course followed the standards for online learning from the internationally recognized Quality Matters standards.