Hello there,
I’m a relatively new teacher.  For the last three years, I’ve been teaching ESL to adults in an ABE program in the US.  Recently I accepted a position teaching EFL at a state university in Oaxaca and am still awaiting my work permit.  In the meantime, I’m trying to prepare myself for my new job.  In addition to teaching face-to-face classes, they want me to develop a curriculum to teach via Interactive TV (ITV).  I'll try to explain the system.

The university has one building entirely designed as a broadcast center.  It has many small rooms that are set up with video cameras that broadcast classes live to other campuses in the state university system.  One teacher will be teaching up to three classes in different locations simultaneously.  The classes are designed so that the students and teacher can interact in real time. 

The broadcast rooms are set up with a desk for the teacher.  Beside the desk is an interactive whiteboard that (as you know) can be used for a variety of things.  The cameras are set up so that the teacher can focus on herself talking while sitting at the desk or standing at the whiteboard.   

One benefit will be that each remote classroom will have an assistant.  That person can facilitate the class in different ways, for example by distributing materials or dividing the class into small groups for activities.

The university is already using ITV for regular content courses, but they want me to develop a curriculum for teaching EFL. This is a completely new "ball game" for me, since my previous experience included technology no more sophisticated than an ‘old fashioned’ whiteboard with felt markers.  All I know for sure is that it will be different from face to face classes. 

I would appreciate hearing from any of you who have had experience with this type of distance learning.  What techniques work well for teaching language using both the ITV and interactive whiteboard?  
Gracias, Amigos!
Kara
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