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LING6019 E-Learning for English Language Teaching

Module Overview

The module has 4 blocks. The first two blocks move you from an analysis of theoretical approaches and underpinning of online learning, to its application in the design of online courses and learning environments. In the second half of the module the focus will be on teaching and learning activities in an online course setting and the relevant skills and competences for e-tutors and e-learners.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The nature of e-learning and relevant theories of learning and online learning
  • The online learning environment and the options and resources involved in designing virtual learning environments
  • Principles of online materials and activities design
  • E-tutor skills and competences
  • E-learner styles, strategies and e-learning skills
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Communicate work and ideas in e-learning in a variety of written formats, through synchronous and asynchronous computer mediated communication
  • Identify, select and use critically in professional communication a range of reference resources, printed and electronic
  • Use ICT skills appropriately in e-communication, the presentation and discussion of work, teaching/learning issues, and online moderation and management of learners
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills in the presentation of work, online tutorial and workshop discussions, planning and development of group projects, and peer support
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically compare and assess face to face and e-learning approaches and practices in language teaching
  • Explain the changing roles of teacher and learner in an online environment
  • Explore the relationship between pedagogy and technology
  • Relate your prior professional experience to current theories and debates on e- learning
  • Analyse and reflect on your own e-practice
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Plan online courses and learning environments
  • Design materials and activities for different online course groups
  • Moderate and manage e-learners
  • Identify and evaluate a range of digital resources for online groups
  • Communicate appropriately through Computer Mediated Communication

Syllabus

The module has 4 blocks. The first two blocks move you from an analysis of theoretical approaches and underpinning of online learning, to its application in the design of online courses and learning environments. In the second half of the module the focus will be on teaching and learning activities in an online course setting and the relevant skills and competences for e-tutors and e-learners.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include • Online tutor led discussion forums • Interactive tasks in topic learning objects • E-microteaching activities • Presentations and lectures via podcasts/audio/video files • Synchronous chat/small group discussions Learning activities include: • Reading key texts • Accessing online resources • Participating in online forums • Private study, research and reflection • Action research and reporting/presentation in forums

TypeHours
Independent Study75
Teaching75
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

D Garrison & T Anderson (2003). E-learning in the 21st century. 

J Stephenson (2001). Teaching and Learning Online: Teaching with New Technologies. 

P Maier & A Warren (2000). Integrating Technology in Learning and Teaching. 

G Salmon (2002). The Key to Active Online Learning. 

S Bennett, D Marsh & C Lillen (2007). Handbook of Online Education. 

A Joliffe, J Ritter and D Stevens (2001). The Online Learning Handbook. 

D Laurillard (2002). Rethinking university teaching: a framework for the effective use of educational technology. 

G Salmon (2001). The Key to Teaching & Learning Online. 

A Inglis P Ling & V Joosten (2002). Delivering Digitally. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Assessments designed to provide informal, on-module feedback • Online forum discussion tasks and participation • Online feedback on learning object tasks and activities • Online ‘chat’ discussions with tutors

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 40%
Essay  (2500 words) 60%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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