Latest publicity campaign leads to registrations increase for the upcoming CATAPULT MOOC

Registrations for the project’s online professional development course on LSP teaching appear to have been boosted by the recently started publicity campaign. Since partners were called upon to help intensify use of social media to promote the upcoming MOOC and membership of its Community of Practice ‘LinguaCoP’,  registrations, particularly for the MOOC, have increased dramatically.

With both platforms available since the beginning of September the 44 registrations since the start of the campaign (28 September) are in sharp contrast with the average of some 7 registrations in the previous two weeks.

 

In addition to posts on communities on Facebook and LinkedIn contributions sent to a number of relevant related projects and organisations, such as the EU Platform EPALE, Mercator European Research Centre and SCILT  were also published through their mailinglists, newsletters or website news sections.

 

Our Twitter activities were also noticed and retweeted by the EU Erasmus+ organisation.

Great to see so many positive reactions, also now and then leading to renewed contact with colleagues known from previous professional communities and activities.

 

EU Project ‘CATAPULT’ to launch MOOC and Community of Practice platform for LSP teachers

The latest developments in the EU Project ‘CATAPULT’ – Computer-Assisted Training And Platforms to Upskill Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) Teachers include the realisation of the beta version of the project’s Teachers’ Community of Practice (CoP) ‘LinguaCoP’. This platform supports LSP teachers to find & share resources and tips and with its matching tool ‘LinguaClick’ facilitates professionals to offer their services, also internationally.
View this short presentation video to see what this online CoP has in store for you and become a member for free.

Furthermore we gladly announce the start of the second (revised) edition of the free online course (MOOC) based on the LSP competence framework on October 10, 2020. Watch this video to get a sneak peek at what course participants can expect. Those interested can already register here:
https://www.thecn.com/course/1169867/page

For more details about these and other project developments see the online version of the latest Newsletter.

Project website: http://catapult-project.eu Twitter: @ProjectCatapult
Ton Koenraad on behalf of Catapult partner TELLConsult

FAQ for Linguaclick Teachers

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