Tim Kochem is a Ph.D. candidate in the ALT program. Currently, he is working on his dissertation, a quasi-experimental study exploring teachers’ professional knowledge of English pronunciation pedagogy. He has presented his work at applied linguistics, general education, and distance education conferences, such as CALICO, AAAL, AILA, the Asian Conference on Education (ACE), and the World Conference on e-Learning (e-Learn). He has published his work in journals such as the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, TESL-EJ, and the Journal of Interactive Learning Research. His research areas include L2 pronunciation pedagogy, teacher cognitions, educational technology, classroom-based research, and distance education.
This past year, Tim received a Miller Open Education Grant, which he used to write an online textbook, Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English, for the English for Teaching Purposes course (ENGL180). He was named an OER Trailblazer for his work on this project by ISU’s Open Educational Resources Grant program. He was also a recipient of the English Department Graduate Student Research Grant, which he used to develop a massive open online course, English Pronunciation Pedagogy. The course, which was offered this past summer, had over 2,000 language professionals enrolled from all over the world.