Christine Pleines
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Biography <p>As a Lecturer in German at the Open University&#39;s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, I have been designing courses and developing&nbsp; materials for language learning at a distance for over 20 years. I have a background in Applied Linguistics and second language pedagogy and a keen interest in all aspects of second language development. I am particuarly interested in how learners can develop their interactive competence in online environments.</p><p>Before joining the Open Unviersity I taught German language and culture to students from beginner to postgraduate level at Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education.</p><p>I have researched student use of online environments for language learning and have recently lead on the development of a suit of German-language MOOCs with an employment focus. As part of my doctoral studies, I have been&nbsp;investigating the potential of vicarious participation in recorded online tutorials for second language development.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Description <p>As a Lecturer in German at the Open University&#39;s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, I have been designing courses and developing&nbsp; materials for language learning at a distance for over 20 years. I have a background in Applied Linguistics and second language pedagogy and a keen interest in all aspects of second language development. I am particuarly interested in how learners can develop their interactive competence in online environments.</p><p>Before joining the Open Unviersity I taught German language and culture to students from beginner to postgraduate level at Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education.</p><p>I have researched student use of online environments for language learning and have recently lead on the development of a suit of German-language MOOCs with an employment focus. As part of my doctoral studies, I have been&nbsp;investigating the potential of vicarious participation in recorded online tutorials for second language development.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Job title Lecturer in German
Research overview <ul><li>Second language development</li><li>Theories of second language learning</li><li>Vicarious Learning</li><li>Online learning</li><li>Open Educational Resources</li><li>Approach, design and implementation of online activities in a Virtual Learning Environment</li><li>Student engagement with online activities</li><li>Engaging students on a larger scale: Learning through direct and indirect participation in a Massive Open Online Course</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Label Christine Pleines
Family name Pleines
Given name Christine
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Name Christine Pleines
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