On-Line vs. On-campus teaching of Introductory Bulgarian: Looking for the Best of two Worlds
2010 (English)In: Bulgarian-American Dialogues / Bălgaro-amerikanski dialozi: Proceedings of the Eight Joint Meeting of Bulgarian and North American Scholars, Varna, Bulgaria, June 13-15, 2008 and of the Seven Joint Meeting of Bulgarian and North American Scholars, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Oktober 9-12, 2003. / [ed] Anissava Miltenova & Cynthai Vakarelyiska, Sofia: "Prof. Marin Drinov" , 2010, 222-230 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The first completely web-based course in introductory Bulgarian (“Bulgarienkunskap”) was developed and offered at Uppsala University during the spring term of 2008. This case study presents the contents of the course, which introduces the language through different topics related to Bulgaria and its culture, including traditions, society, history, sports, and music. The organization of the course was guided by the idea that transferring course material in its classical textual form online does not make the course particularly attractive. The paper describes the advantages of a “virtual classroom”, provided by the e-learning platform PingPong and the web-conferencing system Marratech, and briefly discusses on-line teaching experiences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sofia: "Prof. Marin Drinov" , 2010. 222-230 p.
webbased, e-learning, on-line course, Bulgarian, Uppsala University
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-99337ISBN: 978-954-322-383-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-99337DiVA: diva2:207637
The Eight Joint Meeting of Bulgarian and North American Scholars, Varna, Bulgaria, June 13-15, 2008