DEEP UNIVERSITY Graduate Course Schedule: JULY 22th to AUGUST 16th, 2014
Professor Francois Victor Tochon Mon-Wed-Fri shared distance learning Location: in the comfort of your home
STARTING JULY 22th, 2014
Educational Technology for Deep Language Learning
Graduate Summer Course
This course can be done from you home.
It provides credits you can use for your PDP and teacher license renewal.
Critical understanding of recent developments in research related to educational technology and its implications for World Language Education and Second Language Acquisition, through feedback and support to conceptualizing, contextualizing, and solving language education-related problems. Among other topics we will analyze the limits of instrumental reason when it is not subservient to reflective practice and theoretical wisdom, principles for appropriate technology integration into teaching, global learning of other cultures, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC), learning languages in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE), multimedia language teaching and emerging technologies in teaching languages and culture from non-positivistic perspectives like art-based inquiry, community-building through cyberspace, online ethnography, critical interviewing, participatory action-research, and new trends in visual semiotics. We will extend our discussion to topics such as internet addiction, transhumanism, futurology, and singularity.
The course has for purpose to experiment new ways of supporting deep learning in the language classroom. During the course, the graduate students and in-service teachers should:
Have a critical reading of current publications in the field, such as articles published in LLT, CALICO, MLJ and the Foreign Language Annals.
Initiate transdisciplinary experiences into CALL, CMC or MUVE as applied to world language education and second language acquisition.
Plan a unit and position students as curriculum-builders in CALL-, CMC-, or MUVE-based language projects.
Develop one or a couple of classroom projects using the deep approach to languages and cultures;
Prepare a technology-based deep language learning project.
Course Reserves: scientific articles, slideshows and videos on the Deep University website.
Course fee: $280