EDMM633 Issues in Technology-Enhanced Language

20 Nov 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
EDMM633-17SU2 (D) (distance) or EDMM633-17SU2 (C) (on campus)

The course will deal with current issues in technology-enhanced language learning research, including but not limited to gaming in language learning, teacher education for technology-enhanced language learning, corpora in language learning, technology enhanced language assessment and the flipped language classroom, digital materials and tools for language learning. Participants will research and critically analyse problematic aspects of technology-enhanced language learning research and discuss their application to classroom practices and problems in a particular educational setting.

The students will gain a thorough overview of current research in the field of technology-enhanced language learning and develop an ability to evaluate critically the findings and discussions in the literature and to apply them to a learning context.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current issues in technology-enhanced language learning research, including but not limited to gaming in language learning, teacher education for technology-enhanced language learning, corpora in language learning, technology enhanced language assessment and the flipped language classroom, digital materials and tools for language learning
  2. Critically evaluate findings and discussions in technology-enhanced language learning literature
  3. Research and critically analyse problematic aspects of technology-enhanced language learning research and discuss their application to classroom practices and problems
  4. Argue for the implementation of technology-enhanced language learning in a chosen educational setting
  5. Discuss the application of technology-enhanced language learning to practices and problems in a chosen educational setting.

Course outline/Key content

  • Critical exploration of contemporary issues in technology-enhanced language learning and their application to language teaching with sessions dedicated to themes such as gaming in language learning, teacher education for technology-enhanced language learning, corpora in language learning, technology-enhanced language assessment and the flipped language classroom, digital materials and tools for language learning;
  • Critical reading and evaluation of recent research in technology-enhanced language learning;
  • Investigating and appraising problematic aspects of technology-enhanced language learning;
  • Analysing the conditions for the implementation of technology-enhanced language learning in a particular educational setting;
  • Relating research findings to practices and problems related to the application of technology-enhanced language learning in a particular educational setting;
  • Designing a research-informed implementation of technology-enhanced language learning in a particular educational setting.

Recommended Preparation

EDEM633. Participants should have previously studied a language or completed teacher education or have experience teaching languages (including ESOL), and familiarity with a range of digital technologies

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