Sessions /
Online Classes: Surviving and Thriving in 2021 #1061

Sat, Feb 20, 15:30-18:00 JST | KOTESOL Room | Open Session
Open session: please log in Technology / CALL / MALL Synchronous-Zoom SIG Special Event

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, online teaching has moved from a position of tenuous acceptance and application into standard practice across the world. From parents to students to educators, everyone has undoubtedly struggled with this shift. In this panel, members of the Multimedia and CALL Special Interest Group (MCALL-SIG) as well as two invited speakers will review positive and negative experiences with online teaching; discuss the challenges of converting standardized offline classes to online classes; explore strategies to adapt offline teaching practices to online classes; and share insights into what it takes to succeed in education today.

The panel will also be prepared to engage with audience members on specific questions related to online education, using technology in their classes, and solutions and resources to assist educators with tech-related issues in their respective classrooms. Attendees will leave with a renewed perspective on online teaching as well as practical solutions to the challenges of teaching offline courses in an online setting.


Presentation Assets

Session Poster

Surviving and Thriving: Henneberry

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Rhea Metituk

Rhea Metituk

Korea TESOL [KOTESOL]/University of Ulsan
Rhea L. Metituk teaches four skills courses at the University of Ulsan, as well as business English, writing, TOEIC speaking and listening, and creative film projects and presentations to Korean and international students. This past few semesters like many at post-secondary institutes she has adapted to new methods which at UOU has entailed real-time speaking classes on zoom using blended learning methods. In Korea TESOL, Rhea is currently the First Vice President, and is on the Busan chapter council, as well as co-creator and co-coordinator of the Women Gender Equality & Environmental Justice SIGs [Special Interest Groups]. Contact: rhealm@gmail.com or FB: Rhea Gata
Victor Reeser

Victor Reeser

St. Mary's - China
Victor Reeser has been working in education in Asia for over ten years. He worked at Hanyang University in Korea before transitioning to his current position as the dean of student affairs for the St. Mary’s-China school system. Additionally, he is the program coordinator of St. Mary’s International Education Center where he develops and manages after school programs focused on grade improvement and ESL. He has an M.Ed. in TESOL from Framingham State University (Framingham, USA). His research interests include multimedia teaching practices, effective vocabulary study methods, and corrective feedback practices.
Rhett Burton

Rhett Burton

Burton's School
Rhett Burton has been working with young learners in South Korea since 2002. He started his teaching career at an English Kindergarten, transitioned to a public elementary school, then doubled down on starting up his home-based language classroom. He currently uses his home-school as a playground for curriculum development, implementing online learning solutions, and conducting action research towards TESOL through iTDi’s TESOL course.
Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

University of Seoul
Aaron G. Jones is currently serving as Visiting Professor in the General English Department at the University of Seoul, Republic of Korea. Even before the pandemic, Aaron was interested and active in incorporating technology into the classroom. Engaging students through compelling technology usage remains one of his most fervent passions. He attended Dallas Baptist University and received his Master of Arts in Teaching in ESL and his Master of Arts in Global Leadership in 2017. His research interests include educational strategies and techniques – including technology usage – and how they interact with culture, language, and differing generations.
Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Eventzil.la / Kanazawa Univ
Gary Ross is an Associate Professor at Kanazawa University in Western Japan where he researches online learning. He is also the programmer and designer of the Eventzil.a online conferencing platform that he developed in response to the Covid-19 crisis and has now been used by thousands of users to experience online conferences.
Stephen Henneberry

Stephen Henneberry

The University of Shimane
Steve Henneberry is a professor at The University of Shimane in western Japan. He has taught at the university level in Japan since 1998 and holds an M.A. in Academic Technology & TESOL. He spent most of 2020 working to develop documentation and strategies for hosting conferences online using Gary Ross’s Edzil.la platform.