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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5256M Technology Enhanced Language Learning

30 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr James Simpson
Email: J.E.B.Simpson@education.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally, at least two years relevant postgraduate professional experience.

Ability to use basic digital technology (email, www, office software).

This module is mutually exclusive with

EDUC5979MLang learn&teaching ICT online

Module replaces

EDUC 5979M Language Learning and Teaching with ICT

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module introduces the theory and practice of technology enhanced language learning. Students learn about the theories underpinning technology enhanced learning and connect this to practice. The module includes opportunities to experience a variety of digital tools for language learning and teaching.Distance students are not required to attend sessions based at the University of Leeds but are welcome to do so. All students need to attend weekly synchronous online seminars and a choice of times is provided to accommodate different time zones around the world.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should:
- have knowledge and capabilities which demonstrate a critical analysis and understanding of how digital technologies may be used to support language learning and teaching;
- understand the context in which the field technology enhanced language learning and teaching is located including alternative perspectives and practices and their implications;
- be able to develop and apply novel approaches in the design and evaluation of materials and assessments using digital technologies for language learning, teaching and assessment.

Learning outcomes
Students will know about theoretical perspectives underpinning the use of technology for language learning and teaching. They will also gain knowledge of a range of digital tools that may be used to support language learning and teaching.

Skills outcomes
Using and facilitating digitally mediated communication.
Using technology in the language classroom and to support learning outside the classroom.


Syllabus

This module examines a variety of types of software and technology that may be used for language teaching and learning and considers both practical and theoretical aspects. Participants will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through workshops, discussion and seminars.

Range of issues to be covered:
- Role play and communcation
- Approaches to writing with digital tools
- Finding authentic materials
- Blogs and blogging
- Digital games
- Making digital materials
- Making and using digital audio and video
- Concordancing
- Online and distance learning
- Designing and planning for technology enhanced language learning

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning121.0012.00
Group learning123.0036.00
Seminar121.0012.00
Tutorial20.501.00
Independent online learning hours119.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours61.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Students will be provided each week with online 'lectures' in written and audio formats together with supplementary readings, material, tasks and activities. Students will also be expected to undertake directed reading of academic papers; to post reviews that other students have written.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Each participant will be expected to make a contribution of between 500-750 words per unit, about a specific topic, in the asynchronous discussion. Each person will be expected to contribute to (and occasionally facilitate) the weekly synchronous online seminar. Each student will have two individual tutorials to discuss progress. Students will also participate in weekly synchronous online discussions which will also enable tutors to monitor progress.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayEquivalent to 6000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The assessment requires the student to design a lesson, some materials or an assessment using technology for language learning together with a rationale and a critical reflection. This may be submitted as either a conventional 6000 word text or a stand-along multimodal presentation (eg Prezi) equivalent to 6000 words.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 21/01/2019

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