Digitize your learning materials. Posted by meaghan on Apr 6, 2020 in For Instructors, For Program Managers, New in Lesson Authoring
Taking your classroom online in a hurry? Most language instructors we’ve talked to are less worried about taking their class online than they are about taking their learning materials and lesson plans online.
What if you could take your worksheets, textbooks, etc. and quickly digitize them into engaging, interactive online lessons, at scale, in 130 languages? That’s what CL-150 Lesson Authoring makes possible! Watch the 2-minute video below to see it in action.
Not your average flashcard lesson
Vocabulary is central to many lessons, but don’t mistake these lessons as simply virtual flashcards.
Lessons can also be based around a text, such as a news article, book passage, or blog post. Texts can easily be imported from a URL, or you can write your own text right in the platform.
You can choose from 25+ learning activities (and growing) that cover listening, speaking, reading, and typing skills. Many activities can be customized and lend themselves to teaching vocabulary, grammar (such as an interactive conjugation chart in Table) or culture (such as images of common body language in Slide Show). Your learners will enjoy working with real-world, real-time content supported by game-like activities.
Easy to make and assign, even easier to track
There’s so much you can do with these lessons it could be overwhelming! But authoring was designed with speed and simplicity in mind—our in-house Content team typically authors a powerful new lesson delivering a sequence of 10 or 15 pedagogically effective activities in 2 hours. Lessons can be assigned and re-used with as many classes as you’d like and can even be cloned and shared with your instruction team to reduce duplication. You can also work on lessons collaboratively with your fellow instructors using the co-authoring feature.
Best of all, these lessons don’t live in a vacuum. You can easily assign lessons you create to as many classes as you’d like, and all lesson activity is automatically tracked, so you’ll know which learners have completed it, how long it took them, and more.
Lesson Authoring is available to government language instructors in the CL-150 Platform. Want to learn more? Contact us for a demo: firstname.lastname@example.org.