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Online Course Helps Struggling Readers around the Globe

Prof. Catherine McBride (middle) of the Department of Psychology designed a massive open online course ‘Teaching Struggling Readers around the World’ for teachers, caregivers, and other interested parties who are teaching struggling readers. The first run of the course was held on Canvas Network between 11 March and 28 April 2019. Nearly 7,500 students around the globe enrolled. Professionals from mainland China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Iran, Zambia, Canada and the US helped students partake in online discussions and share ideas and teaching experiences with different languages and within different cultural contexts.

This article was originally published in No. 540, Newsletter in Jun 2019.