Building Innovative Open Korean and Japanese Courses: A Pilot on Technology-enhanced Curriculum Development

Principal Investigator:

Sarah Jourdain, Stony Brook University

SBU proposes building innovative OPEN blended/online Korean and Japanese foreign language courses to meet the growing needs and demands of our current precollegiate and collegiate students. The online and blended modalities of content delivery for these courses will be the first of their kind at SBU. We will share the innovative technologies and best practices used to build and implement these courses with the OPEN SUNY Network. We will then publish research findings comparing face-to-face to online/blended learning outcomes in these courses, as well as the impact of the learning environment and student factors on transactional distance, social presence, teacher presence, and cognitive presence. SBU has gathered staff and faculty across interdisciplinary departments and commitments from various Centers and Organizations within and external to the campus to make this project feasible. With these courses, we hope to share our pioneering innovations in the field of online and blended learning.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Eriko Sato, Assistant Professor, Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University
Heejeong Sohn, Lecturer, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University
Julian Chen, Technical Director, Language Learning Research Center (LLRC), Stony Brook University
Kayode C.V. Ekwunife-Orakwue, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University

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