The SCI Research Initiative

Research

One key component of this program is a research project meant to gauge the effectiveness of the SCI model using both quantitive and qualitative measures.  Preliminary results indicate that student language learning outcomes are comparable to face-to-face versions of the same language classes. We are continuing to collect data in the 2017-2018 academic year.

SCI personnel have been active in publishing and conference presentations. The below list documents scholarly activity for the years 2012-2017.

Publications

2017

American Council of Trustees and Alumni, “The Shared Course Initiative: Bringing Foreign Language Instruction to Scale” (p.  13-17) in Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0. Retrieved from https://www.goacta.org/images/download/Bold-Leadership-Real-Reform-2.0.pdf

Charitos, Stéphane, Christopher Kaiser, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl. “From Interinstitutional Collaboration to Interinstitutional Competition.” Europe now, June 2017. Retrieved from http://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/06/05/from-interinstitutional-competition-to-interinstitutional-collaboration

Commission on Language Learning, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, “America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century.” Retrieved from https://www.amacad.org/multimedia/pdfs/publications/researchpapersmonographs/language/Commission-on-Language-Learning_Americas-Languages.pdf, page 17.

2016

Charitos, Stéphane and Van Deusen Scholl, Nelleke. The Shared Course Initiative: Toward curricular collaboration across institutional boundaries. In J. Watzinger Tharp and P. Urlaub (Eds.). The Interconnected Language Curriculum: Critical transitions and interfaces in articulated K 16 contexts. AAUSC Volume 2016.

2015

Van Deusen Scholl, Nelleke. (2015). Assessing outcomes in online foreign language education. What are the key measures for success? In Tarone, E. Perspectives. Online Foreign Language Education: What are the proficiency outcomes? The Modern Language Journal 99,2: 398-400.

2014

Uncommon languages offered: Wolof, anyone? (Cornell Chronicle – December 2014)

Teaching and learning online, unconventionally (Yale Daily News – October, 2014)

The Shared Course Initiative: A model for instructional collaboration across institutions (The FLTMAG, March 2014)

2013

Endangered Speeches (Columbia Blue and White Literary Magazine – December 2013)

Yoruba spoken here: Ivies share access to rare language courses (Columbia Magazine – Spring 2013) Download pdf

Video, Web Conferencing Combine to Power the Shared Course Initiative (Yale Information Technology Services – January 2013) Download pdf

2012

From Boardroom to Classroom (Inside Higher Ed – December 2012)

Three Ivies team up for long-distance teaching of rare languages (Yale News – December 2012) Download pdf

Connecting Classrooms (Columbia Spectator – November 2012) Download pdf

Language classes expand remotely (Yale Daily News – September 2012)

Conference Presentations and Papers

The Shared Course Initiative has been presented on at many conferences in recent years. This is a list of conference presentations and papers featuring the Shared Course Initiative:

2017

“The Shared Course Initiative: A Collaborative Model for the Sharing of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Across Distance,” Christopher Kaiser, The Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL) Annual Conference. Albany, NY, October 18, 2017.

“The SCI Research Initiative,” Christopher Kaiser, Shared LCTL Symposium, Chicago, IL, September 11, 2017. Presentation slides available here.

“The Shared Course Initiative: One Model of Inter-institutional Collaboration of LCTLs,” Christopher Kaiser, ADFL Summer Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 24-27, 2017.

“Language education and global institutions: Maintaining diversity and sustainability through cross-institutional collaboration.” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Stéphane Charitos, AAAL Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 18-21, 2017.

“Italian Language Instruction at Yale-NUS: Connecting to Global Partners,” Christopher Kaiser, Course Sharing for Sustainable Programs, April 15, 2017.

“The Shared Course Initiative,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Dick Feldman, Course Sharing for Sustainable Programs, Columbia University, April 15, 2017.

“Teaching BCS in the Distance Learning Classroom,” Aleksandar Boskovic (BCS instructor), American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 2017.

“Addressing Gaps in Graduate Training: Reflections on a Peer-Facilitated Program for Distance Teaching,” Christopher Kaiser, LTE Conference, UCLA, February 3, 2017.

2016

“Designing a Successful Interinstitutional Distance Learning Collaboration,” Dave Malinowski and Christopher Kaiser, ACTFL conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 18-20, 2016.

“Language acquisition planning at the institutional level: Toward sustainable models,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, paper presented at Language Learning in the Digital Era: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Universities, conference organized by Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Stéphane Charitos, Piet deSmet, and Leon de Stadler at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, November 1-3, 2016.

“Shared Courses, Shared Research: Initial Findings from an Inter Institutional Distance Learning Program,” Conference presentation with Steve Welsh and Dave Malinowski, Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 13-15, 2016.

“Extending the LCTL Classroom: The Shared Course Initiative in Practice,” Conference presentation with Steve Welsh and Dave Malinowski, Northeast Association for Language Learning Technologies (NEALLT) Annual Conference, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, March 19, 2016.

“The Shared Course Initiative,” Invited presentations by Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Colgate University and Hamilton College (live streamed to all participating institutions) for the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, March-April 2016.

“Distance Learning Technology: What you Need to Know,” Invited presentation with Steve Welsh and Dave Malinowski, Workshop for Sustainable Partnerships for Latin American Languages through Distance Learning, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 17, 2016.

“Rethinking the Goals of Language Education in the Global Institution: Preparing Global Citizens, Engaging the Community, and Connecting Across Disciplines”, Invited presentation by Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, February 2016.

“Multilingual education in global universities: Language planning at the institutional level.” Invited presentation by Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, International Conference on Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings, University of Mandalay, Myanmar, February 2016.

“Implementing a shared course model for the LCTLs,” Invited one day workshop and roundtable discussion with Stéphane Charitos, Richard Feldman and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, University of Arizona, Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) Workshop, January 21, 2016.

2015

“Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages in the Distance Learning Classroom,” Conference presentation with Steve Welsh, Wijnie De Groot (Dutch lecturer, Columbia), Yuri Shevchuk (Ukrainian lecturer, Columbia), and Aleksandar Boskovic (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian lecturer, Columbia), American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, San Diego, November 20-22, 2015.

“Seeing and hearing apart: The dilemmas and possibilities of intersubjectivity in shared language classrooms,” David Malinowski, Invited presentation at Virtual Learning Sites as Languaging Spaces (ViLS 2), Örebro University, Sweden, September 2015.

“The Columbia/Yale/Cornell Shared Course Initiative: Creating a Collaborative Model of Instruction,” Conference presentation with Stephane Charitos, Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Richard Feldman, David Malinowski and Steve Welsh, Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT VI) Conference, Harvard University, August 11-15, 2015.

“Extending the LCTL classroom: Technologies and strategies for teaching shared language courses across distance,” Conference poster presentation with Steve Welsh, Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT VI) Conference, Harvard University, August 11-15, 2015.

“Seen and heard…or not? Dilemmas and possibilities of intersubjectivity in shared language classrooms,” Conference presentation by David Malinowski, Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT VI) Conference, Harvard University, August 11-15, 2015.

“The Value of Language Education for Global Institutions,” Stéphane Charitos, Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium, Lund University, June 17-18, 2015.

“Globalizing Higher Education: Is There a Role for Language Acquisition Planning?” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium, Lund University, June 17-18, 2015.

“Maintaining the diversity of LCTLs: Toward sustainable models,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Invited keynote, Indiana University, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, May 22, 2015.

“Pedagogical, Technological and Administrative Aspects of Teacher Training in the Yale, Columbia and Cornell Shared Course Initiative.” Minjin Hashbat, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), Language Teacher Education Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 14-16, 2015.

“Extending the LCTL Classroom: The Shared Course Initiative in Practice,” Steve Welsh, Northeast Association for Language Learning and Technology (NEALLT), Language Teacher Education Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, April 24-26, 2015.

“Beyond the Fascination of Technology: Teaching Content and Keeping Identity Alive in the Romanian Hybrid Classroom,” Mona Momescu, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Conference, Washington, D.C., April 24-26, 2015

“Heritage learning in a distance environment: Creating a community of practice,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, ClaireFest, University of California, Berkeley, April 17, 2015.

“Screens of Desire: Learning to see self and other in video-based language learning,” David Malinowski, American Association for Applied Linguistics, Toronto, Canada, March 2015.

“The Shared Course Initiative: Creating a collaborative model of instruction,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Stéphane Charitos, Panel on Communities of practice in the foreign language classroom, organized by Jennifer Redman, Modern Language Association annual conference, January 9, 2015.

2014

“The unseen complexities of technology: Administrative, pedagogical, technical, and research insights into a shared distance initiative for Yale language courses,” David Malinowski, Minjin Hashbat, Adam Hummel, Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (Yale Center for Language Study), Yale Tech Summit, October 31, 2014.

“What does Institutional Globalization Mean for Foreign Language Education in the US? Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Models for the Less Commonly Taught Languages,” Invited presentation by Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Stéphane Charitos at the University of Copenhagen, Centre for Internationalization and Parallel Language Use (CIP) annual symposium, September 23, 2014.

“Opening Doors for Students: Plurilingualism in Higher Education, Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Stéphane Charitos,” Invited panel presentation organized by Anne Holmen, University of Copenhagen, European Association for International Education (EAIE), Prague, September 19, 2014.

“The Shared Course Initiative: A collaborative model to support the instruction of less commonly taught languages across institutions,” Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, presentation at the EUROCALL Conference, University of Groningen, August 20-24, 2014.

“The Shared Course Initiative: Creating a collaborative model of instruction,” Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology, Singapore, July 9-10, 2014.

“The Role of Foreign Language Education in the Context of Institutional Globalization,” Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology, Singapore, July 9-10, 2014.

“Implementing a shared course model for the less commonly taught languages: The Shared Course Initiative,” Stéphane Charitos, Richard Feldman, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl presentation at the Language Symposium, University of Chicago, April 26, 2014.

“Innovative Trends in Language education: New directions for LCTLS,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Opening keynote presentation, Notre Dame symposium Let’s Talk: Low-Enrollment, High-Prestige Languages, April 1, 2014.

“The Role of Foreign Language Education in the Context of Institutional Globalization,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Colloquium on American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR, March 24, 2014

“Heritage learners of the least commonly taught languages: What can they tell us about Heritage Language Acquisition?” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, invited presentation at the Second International Conference on Heritage and Community Languages, UCLA, March 7-8, 2014.

“The Shared Course Initiative: A collaborative framework for sharing the less commonly taught languages across institutions,” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl at the Yale Online Education Forum, February 24, 2014.

2013

“A collaborative framework for sharing less commonly taught language across institutions,” Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl at the EUROCALL Conference, September 11-14,2013, Évora, Portugal.

“Sharing less commonly taught European languages,” Invited presentation by Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van DeusenMScholl at the Dutch Language Union, The Hague, September 16, 2013.

“Assessing the effectiveness of language instruction in a distance learning model,” CALICO Conference, presentation with Stéphane Charitos, Richard Feldman, Bill Koulopoulos, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, May 23, 2013.

“Distance learning models for sharing language courses across institutions,” roundtable presentation with Stéphane Charitos and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Conference, New Orleans, February 18, 2013.

2012

“Creating a collaborative distance learning environment for sharing less commonly taught languages: Administrative, technical, and pedagogical perspectives,” panel presentation with Adam Hummel, Richard Feldman, Bill Koulopoulos, John Graves, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl at the CALICO Conference, Notre Dame University, June 15, 2012.

“A shared course model for LCTLs: Pedagogical affordances of a distance learning environment,” panel presentation with Stéphane Charitos, Richard Feldman, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl at the University of California Consortium Conference, San Diego, April 21, 2012.

“Teacher roles and practices in a distance learning environment,” panel discussion with Stéphane Charitos, Richard Feldman, Michael Jones, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl at the Northeast Association for Language Learning and Technology (NEALLT) Conference, Carnegie- Mellon University, Pittsburgh, April 1, 2012.