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CODE ELP5001

 
TITLE Digital Technology in TESOL

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Centre for English Language Proficiency

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit equips students with a solid understanding of the core theoretical and practical issues related to the use of digital technology in the learning of English as a second or foreign language. Students will be able to examine the implications of current research on digital technology in TESOL, apply research findings to classroom practice, and consider how to implement activities in programmes of learning through a range of multimodal methods and approaches. This study-unit provides students with an opportunity to explore the facilitation of learning via a broad range of digital means, including social media, computers, mobile devices, virtual realities, and games. Students will be encouraged to apply this knowledge to a variety of TESOL contexts, such as professional development and action research projects.

Study-unit Aims:

- To provide students with an understanding of the key theoretical and practical issues related to the use of digital technology in TESOL;
- To enable students to examine the implications of current research on digital technology in TESOL;
- To enable students to apply the findings of research on digital technology to classroom practice;
- To guide students to consider how to implement digital technology activities in programmes of learning through a range of multimodal methods and approaches;
- To guide students to explore the facilitation of learning via a broad range of digital means; and
- To guide students to apply their knowledge of the use of digital technology in TESOL to a variety of learning contexts, professional development and action research projects.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Identify the key theoretical and practical issues in relation to the use of digital technology in TESOL;
- Identify the implications of current research on digital technology in TESOL;
- Describe the facilitation of learning via a broad range of digital means;
- Describe the benefits of different digital platforms.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Engage critically with the available literature on digital technology in TESOL;
- Compare and contrast different theories and research findings, methods and approaches related to digital technology in TESOL;
- Analyse and evaluate different digital platforms for TESOL;
- Design sample course materials and present them to peers in a workshop;
- Apply their knowledge of theory and research on digital technology to classroom practice in TESOL;
- Implement digital technology activities in programmes of learning through a range of multimodal methods and approaches;
- Write critically and engagingly about theoretical, research and practical issues related to the use of digital technology in TESOL;
- Summarise and critique theoretical, research and practical issues in spoken and written forms.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Required Reading:

Dudeney, G., Hockly, N., & Pegrum, M. (2013). Digital literacies: Research and resources in language teaching. London and New York: Routledge.

Note: All texts are/will be available through the library or as part of the lecturers' resources. Students will be given a comprehensive study pack at the start of the study-unit.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Seminar

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Workshop (45 Minutes) Yes 40%
Assignment Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S Sarah Grech
Odette Vassallo
Daniel Xerri

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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