The syllabus instantiates the curricular unit’s objectives. It contains readings, exercises and tasks for students to consider their own use of technology in their own language learning background, their present and future students, and the evolution of technology and digital literacies:
By the end of this module, the student will:
This Module takes students through digital literacies, technologies and methods in language learning Students will share experiences of language learning and teaching using technology or the lack of technology. It will consider the place of English Language Teaching within Digital Literacies, including such topics as:
Past experiences of teaching and learning using technology;
Present possibilities of teaching and learning using technology;
Future issues in teaching and learning using technology;
Using online resources to increase language knowledge;
Use of Mobile Learning.
Dudeney, G. Hockly, N. and Pegrum, M. (2014) Digital Literacies, Research and Resources in Language Teaching. London: Routledge. (Available in print and Kindle editions).
Carrier, M., Damerow, R. M. & Bailey, K. M. (eds.) (2017). Digital Language Learning and Teaching: Research, Theory and Practice. New York and London: Routledge.
Law, N. & Woo, David & Wong, Gary. (2018). A Global Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills for Indicator 4.4.2. Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Pegrum, M. (2013) Mobile Learning, Languages, Literacies and Cultures, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Windeatt, S. Eastment, D. Hardisty, D. (2013) The Internet, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ebook edition.
Students will undertake the following activities:
Assessment is based on
Continuous assessment (60%):
Final assignment (40%).