• E komo mai -- Welcome
    Welcome to the Materials Development for Online Language Courses series. In this website, you will find:
    • People: Information about project team members and presenters 
    • Content: Webinar schedule with links, lesson topics, and presenters 
    • Technology: Technical information for Zoom, TED-Ed lessons, and Materials Development Roundup 
    • Criteria: Criteria for digital badge and CEU credit 
    • Resources: TED-Ed lesson links
    Registration for the series has been closed. 
    Posted Sep 27, 2016, 12:56 PM by Ruslan Suvorov
  • About this Project: Best Practices in Online Language Instruction
    This website is part of one of the 2014-2018 NFLRC initiatives for professional development. To meet the needs of a growing contingent of world language educators developing language instruction online, the NFLRC, in partnership with the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), started to offer targeted online modules on Online Language Pedagogy (OLP). The topics for each of the modules are selected with input elicited through a survey from world language teachers who are already teaching online. Based on the results of a survey conducted in 2015, online language teachers suggested they would welcome professional development on “Materials Development for Online Language Courses.”  

    The facilitated versions of these modules are offered as an online professional development institute. The content of this module was collaboratively created by professionals with knowledge about online materials development and are made available to the profession through a Creative Commons Free Cultural License. Questions about this project should be directed to
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 8:20 PM by Ruslan Suvorov
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The purpose of this series is to introduce instructors to principles and best practices for designing or adapting materials for online language courses. The series consists of five sessions focusing on various scenarios in which an online instructor would need to adapt existing materials or create new materials to meet students' learning needs.

Webinar Dates in 2016

Sept 28 | Oct 5 | Oct 12 | Oct 19 | Oct 26

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time); 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)


Participants who successfully complete the series by attending webinar sessions and completing associated reflective tasks will earn a digital badge from NFLRC and may be eligible to earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards maintaining their professional qualifications. (Teachers from NCVPS are automatically eligible; other educators will need to put NFLRC in contact with the awarding supervisor.) For more information, visit the Criteria page.