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November 07, 2013

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EnglishAgenda podcast: Dr Maggie Sokolik - MOOCs

In the second edition of the British Council's EnglishAgenda podcast Dr Maggie Sokolik talks about a new and innovative massive open online course or MOOC aimed at developing writing skills specifically for English language learners. MOOCs offer free interactive participation and coursework to anyone with internet access. In addition to video lectures, readings, and quizzes, MOOCs provide discussion areas that build a community for participants.

Dr Maggie Sokolik has taught writing and technical communication at UC Berkeley since 1992. She is the author of over twenty ESL and composition textbooks, including Sound Ideas, co-authored with Michael Krasny. She is responsible for the MOOC on writing skills which is offered through edX.org and is completely free.

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