E-learning, Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Esperanza Román-Mendoza, Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics and General Linguistics, is Associate Professor of Spanish at George Mason University. She has developed interactive Web-based learning materials for language and culture courses, and for training of language teachers. She has also taught, and authored two handbooks for, courses on social web tools and Web 2.0 pedagogy. She has co-authored several textbooks and published various articles on the instructional use of Web-course management tools and social media services and is the author of Corto y cambio, a blog about instructional technology and its impact on learning and research. Esperanza Román-Mendoza collaborates with professional associations, journals and international publishers such as the American Studies Association, CALICO, Online Information Review, Miríada Hispánica, Edelsa, and Hueber Verlag.
Esperanza Román-Mendoza is also very active in the field of Spanish for heritage speakers and has participated with Professors Rabin and Leeman in several service learning projects with GMU students. She is currently working on the project Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and its Museum & Community Collaborations Abroad (MCCA) program and recently traveled to El Salvador to share her expertise in Social Media with the participants in the project.
At George Mason, where she teaches since 1996, she has taught a wide variety of courses at all levels of instruction. She has also directed study abroad programs in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Cuba and Argentina.
In 2009, she was awarded the first GMU Teaching Excellence Award in Teaching with Technology.
Research focuses on several topics, including personal learning spaces, digital identity, communities of learning, community activism, critical pedagogy and service learning. I am co-chairing a self-study group at GMU called SOSTC-eL (Scholars of Studying Teaching Collaborative e-Learning). In addition, I am researching new methods of TA mentorship and training throgh the use of blogging and the self-study methodology.
SPAN 101: Introductory Spanish I (twice). Revised syllabus. Multimedia materials.
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I (twice). Revised syllabus. Multimedia materials.
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (once). Revised syllabus. Multimedia materials.
SPAN 209: Intensive Intermediate Spanish (once). Revised syllabus. Multimedia materials.
SPAN 300: Reading Skills Development (five times). Developed new syllabus. WebCT materials.
SPAN 301: Spanish Grammar and Syntax (three times). Revised syllabus. Web-based exercises.
SPAN 302: Reading and Writing Skills Development (twice). New course. WebCT materials.
SPAN 306: Spanish in Context I Blackboard (once).
SPAN 309: Intensive Spanish in Context(once). Student blogs. Glogster. Blackboard.
SPAN 315: Spanish for Heritage Speakers (once). Developed new syllabus. Blackboard & Pageflakes.
SPAN 321: Introduction to Spanish Culture (once). Developed new syllabus. Web-based materials.
SPAN 335: Community Activism through Social Media (once). Wiki. Twitter. Diigo.
SPAN 336: Topics for Proficiency: Spain as Portrayed in Social Media (twice). Developed new syllabus. Wiki. Online Newspaper. Photo Calendar and VoiceThread.
SPAN 351: Spanish Conversation (twice). Developed new syllabus. WebCT materials, chats.
SPAN 352: Spanish Composition (twice). Developed new syllabus. WebCT materials.
SPAN 385: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (once). Blackboard materials.
SPAN 451: Advanced Spanish Conversation (once). Developed new syllabus. WebCT materials.
SPAN 452: Advanced Written Spanish (four times). Developed new syllabus. WebCT/Blackboard. Wiki.
SPAN 476: Teaching Spanish in the US (once). Revised new syllabus. WebCT/Blackboard. E-portfolio.
SPAN 490: Internship at Arlington Traditional School. (once). Developed new online materials. Wiki.
SPAN 461: Spanish Civilization and Culture (nine times). Developed new syllabus. WebCT/Blackboard materials.
HNRS 130: Concepts of the Self (twice). Developed new syllabus. Blogs and WebCT materials.
SPAN 502: Applied Spanish Grammar (once). Blackboard.
SPAN 505: Applied Spanish Stylistics (six times). Developed new syllabus. Blogs and WebCT/Blackboard materials. E-portfolio.
SPAN 551: Integrating Technology into Language Learning (once). New course. WebCT materials.
SPAN 551: Colloquial Spanish (once). New course. WebCT materials.
SPAN 551: Integrating Literature and Culture in the Language Classroom (once). New course. WebCT materials.
SPAN 551: Social Media for Research and Education (once). Wiki. Twitter. Diigo. Collaborate.
FRLN 572: Integrating Technology into Language Learning (once). New course. Web-based materials.
SPAN 694: Instructional Technologies in the Language Classroom (twice). Middlebury College. Vermont. New course. Web-based materials.
SPAN 698: Integrating Literature and Culture in the Language Classroom (once). Middlebury College. Vermont. New course. Web-based materials.
SPAN 115: Review of Elementary Spanish. Spring 2012, Fall 2012. Spring 2013. George Mason University.
SPAN 210: Intermediate Spanish. Spring 2012, Summer 2012. Summer 2013. George Mason University.
Pedagogía del E-learning. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain. (2007-2010). New course. Printed materials. E-ducativa-based materials. Wiki. Blog.
Nuevas tendencias del e-learning. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain. (2006-2010). New course. Printed materials. E-ducativa-based and WebCT materials. Wiki. Blog.
Social Media Trends, Digital Identity and Digital Storytelling, Corporate E-Learning
Interaction in Online Learning Environments. Hybrid Course Design and Teaching. Faculty Learning Community. George Mason University. February 2013.
Tendencias emergentes en eLearning en Estados Unidos. Expocampus 2012. Madrid. November 2012.
¿Cómo lo haces tú? El relato digital como herramienta en la formación del profesorado. International Conference on Digital Storytelling. Universitá de Valencia. March 2012. Vídeo recording available.
Empresa 2.0 y aprendizaje 2.0. Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago de Chile. November 2011.
Innovación y e-learning en Estados Unidos. Expocampus 2010. Madrid. October 2010.
I have a voice. Do I want to use it online. Innovations in Teaching and Learning. GMU. October 2010.
E-portfolios, RSS, Personal Learning Environments, Moodle.
Aprendizaje formal e informal. Más allá de los entornos virtuales de aprendizaje. MoodleMoot Euskadi. Vitoria, Spain. October 2011.
How much is enough? A Self-Study of Teaching Practices Using Social Media. Lilly Conference 2011. Bethesda, MD. June 2011.
Presentation at MAALT-SEALT, March 2010
Presentation at AAAL, March 2010
Communities of Learning and Activism. Community Service Learning
Edmodo y otras herramientas 2.0 para la educación. Museo MARTE. San Salvador, El Salvador. February 2012.
With Profs. Leeman and Rabin, presentation at MAALT-SEALT, March 2010
Social media and professional training
ELE 2.0: las redes sociales al servicio del aprendizaje del español como lengua extranjera. III Congreso Internacional del Español. Salamanca. June 2013.
Estrategias y recursos para la implementación y evaluación de cursos online. Seminario para el Máster de Español como Lengua Extranjera. Universidad de Salamanca. May 2013.
Casos prácticos de la utilización de las redes sociales en el aprendizaje de lenguas modernas. Taller para el Centro Superior de Idiomas Modernos. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. November 2012.
El papel del profesorado en la didáctica 2.0. Taller para el Centro Superior de Idiomas Modernos. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. November 2012.
Best Practices in Modern Language Learning through Social Media.” Teacher Training Workshop. Centro Superior de Idiomas Modernos. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. November 2012.
Teaching in the Web 2.0 Era. Teacher Training Workshop. Centro Superior de Idiomas Modernos. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. November 2012.
El uso de las redes sociales en la enseñanza universitaria. Seminario Permanente IUCE-UNAM sobre Innovación en Educación. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. November 2012.
Meeting Student, Faculty and Institutional Needs through Social Media. New Faculty Orientation. Geroge Mason University. August 2012.
“Desarrollo de materiales para el e-Learning.” Curso de Guion de Productos Multimedia. Centro de Innovación y Formación Ocupacional de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat. May 2012.
Tecnología educativa y mentoría reversible: Nuevos planteamientos para la formación inicial y permanente del profesorado. JUTE 2012. Universitat de Girona. June 2012
"La Web 2.0 al servicio de la salud". Universidad Católica de Chile. December 2011.
Twitter: Canal de la comunicación para la formación. Forem. Galicia. November 2010. Video recording available.
One-day workshop facilitator at Riverdale Country School, New York. February 2010
Critical Pedagogy, Service Learning and Spanish Heritage Language Education
YouTube Video Channel. Playlist "Interviews", includes among others:
YouTube Video Channel. Playlist "My Own Videos". Videos created for presentations.