In the 2008 Online Program Development Fund Anita Schuller from TESOL got funding from BCCampus to develop Online Multimedia Resources for TESOL.
The end product will be a dynamic, interactive and accessible website containing text, graphics and video links. The videos will consist of four 20-25 minute segments of compressed videofiles in QuickTime or Flash Movies.
This teaching tool will serve as a resource for learners and faculty at Vancouver Community College and other public post secondary institutions offering courses in ESOL teacher training, such as UBC’s English Language Institute and Thompson Rivers University, as well as a professional development resource for the hundreds of BC institutions that provide English as a Second Language classes. Demand for these classes is growing and government funding for adult ESL programs has remained constant or, in many cases, increased in recent years.