Blended learning in english language teaching for geologists

Irina Rymanova, Marina Vlasova

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This paper analyses the power of blended learning in the research-based environment for professionally oriented English language teaching in technical higher school. It shows the opportunities and challenges of a new educational trend such as MOOCs for geology and petroleum engineering students. We present classroom management, assessment methods and the structure of the MOOCs developed at National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. In experimental section we refer to the on-line project for geology students to approve this teaching method and to improve learning outcomes. In a questionnaire students evaluate the course and find it supportive, challenging and effective. By analyzing learning outcomes we present key issues that impact students and role of teachers in blended learning. The authors provide suggestions for teachers to adopt and integrate MOOCs for professionally oriented English language teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, SGEM 2016
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Technologies in Geology, Exploration and Mining - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9786197105575, 9786197105605, 9786197105674
ISBN (Print)9786197105551
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference: SGEM 2016 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 30 Jun 20166 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
ISSN (Print)1314-2704


Conference16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference: SGEM 2016


  • Blended learning
  • Geology
  • MOOCs
  • Professionally oriented English language teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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