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Welcome to the NFLRC professional development series on Online Learning Pedagogy: Materials Development for Online Language Courses. This lesson focuses on how to adapt available materials when they are not conducive to the type of interaction the instructor wishes to accomplish.

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Communicative language teaching (CLT) and task-based language teaching (TBLT) are widely adopted in synchronous online language course designs and implemented in various forms. Information Gap Exercise (e.g., http://www.handoutsonline.com/fs/movies_1.pdf,
http://bogglesworldesl.com/information_gap.htm) is one such implementation. What's needed for its efficient implementation is a way of allowing access to some information on demand for some while hiding other information from others in a non-complicated way. My choice was to deliver such an exercise through Javascript-enhanced HTML pages. The actual implementation of the exercise presented during my Webinar session can be accessed via the following link.

https://t-square.gatech.edu/access/content/group/1e8a466e-bc4c-428a-bc16-52dc359fa66b/JAPN1002/contents/Lesson08/group/Classroom8-3-2-Info-Gap/frameset.htm

As described during the session, it has an interface similar to a "PowerPoint" file that contains 7 "slides" each of which is a separate HTML page. The last page contains the target Info Gap Exercise. If you click on the "turning" circle, you will see alternate content for that page if any. 

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