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LIN8020 Digital Literacies in Practice

Short Description: Digital Literacies in Practice
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070115 - English as a SecLangTeach
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 1 December 2021


This course addresses key professional competencies for teachers of languages, developing their skills and confidence in preparing and presenting authentic and student centred learning activities across a range of language teaching contexts. Informed by a New Literacies approach, the course employs Web2 and digital tools to support the development of teachers' contemporary understandings and creative practices in relation to representations of language and culture. Exploring global and transnational contexts and voices, participants employ Web2 tools, and hand-held technologies to becoming creators and users of Open Education Resources for language teaching. The course is suitable for postgraduates with experience and interest in language teaching and/or linguistics and for researchers with a focus upon language, digital media and critical and cultural theories. Participants will create and curate digital knowledge artefacts for language learning in authentic contexts. No prior experience in Information and Communication Technologies is necessary, but students will need access to a mobile phone or tablet with sound and camera, and to download free apps for audio and image editing. Web2 tools including Facebook and Twitter will be employed, and assessment tasks will include creating and curating Open Education Resources for language teaching. Students will be invited to share assignments via a Creative Commons License for re-use in the public arena.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021