OLTE2_CoverWe are pleased to announce that TIRF is moving forward with a follow-up study to its first publication on online language teacher education (OLTE). The first study was authored by Dr. Denise Murray, Professor Emerita at Macquarie University. Dr. Murray will be co-authoring this next paper, tentatively entitled “Online Language Teacher Education: Participants’ Experiences and Perspectives,” with TIRF Trustee MaryAnn Christison, in order to further explore issues related to OLTE. We remain appreciative for Anaheim University for their support of TIRF’s work and publications related to OLTE.

The authors of this study are kindly requesting your help in participating in the study. Additionally, if you have colleagues who may be able to help, we would be ever grateful if you would share this newsletter piece with them. The call-to-action from the authors is included just below. Many thanks in advance for your help!

If you have taken or taught an OLTE course, please participate in our research project. The purpose of this research study is to investigate the experiences and perceptions of students and instructors in OLTE courses and programs. The survey takes between 15 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on how much information you wish to give us. You can take the survey all at once or answer a few questions and come back to the survey later. If you are willing to take a short survey, please click on one of the URLs below. You will be taken to the consent form and the link to the survey you have selected. Clicking on the links below indicate consent to participate. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Click here for the students’ survey.

Click here for the instructors’ survey.