Thom Kiddle - Principles and practices in asynchronous online learning
This webinar will look at principles and practices in asynchronous online learning – that is, online learning activities that students do at a time of their own choosing in a virtual learning environment (VLE), and which is supported by tutors and/or pre- programmed feedback. We will look at activities which are commonly available in VLEs, the benefits of including asynchronous activities in online learning, and tutor competences for managing and support asynchronous learning.
Thom Kiddle has worked at NILE since 2011, after moving back to the UK from Chile where he was head of academic research and educational technology at the Chilean-British University.He has previously worked in Portugal, the UK, Australia and Thailand in language teaching, teacher training and language assessment.He has a Master’s degree in Language Testing from Lancaster University and the Cambridge Delta, and his role at NILE involves strategic and organisational management, and training and consultancy in a range of areas including testing and assessment, learning technologies, materials development and language teaching methodology. Thom is also treasurer and founding director of AQUEDUTO – the Association for Quality Education and Training Online; webmaster for the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group of IATEFL; and Vice Chair of the Eaquals Board of Trustees.Thom is also a plenary speaker at IATEFL 2020.