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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.,, 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.

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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