Wenzhou Kean University
Dr. Andy Halvorsen is an Assistant Professor of Education at Wenzhou-Kean University in China and the coordinator of the MA TESOL program. Andy has been an English teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years and he has delivered training workshops in numerous countries around the world. He is currently serving as a commissioner with the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) and as a Nominating Committee member with the TESOL International Association.
This session will present qualitative data from surveys and interviews with graduate-level MA TESOL students required to learn fully online during the time of COVID-19. Data will be presented on student perceptions around participation and engagement in asynchronous online discussion forums. Based on findings from the data, attendees will learn strategies for setting up and sustaining viable and effective online discussion forums for adult students.