This course is offered as an independent self-study option, as well as face-to-face, and aims to help students analyze and assess various online resources, in order to examine the practicalities and potentials of those systems and programs for EFL teaching and learning. Accordingly, the course covers both the theory and practical aspects of selecting, using, and evaluating learning content. Topics include: digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the evolution of digital media; multimedia literacy and user generated content; social computing for learning; teaching with the web and cloud based technology; technology enhanced learning through ubiquitous devices; as well as gamification, quiz building, and the flipped classroom. The real-world component of the course will involve practitioner development of research skills and the integration of digital teaching resources in their classes in order to provide students with technology-driven learning, and to independently develop and reflect upon CALL teaching techniques.
This course covers numerous educational theories pertaining to the Applied Linguistics field of Computer Assisted Language Learning. Practical aspects of multimedia use and technology are also related to language teaching contexts and the current state of practice.
This course covers the theory, design, development, and deployment of multimedia-based content for language learning. Construction of content for immediate practitioner application, along with appropriate models of instruction, and the effective application of multimedia materials, is explored.
TESOL 551 is a peer/community supported course experience designed to allow the students (and the professor) the opportunity to explore the cutting edge of where neuroscience, psychology and English language teaching intersect. This course explores YOU as a teacher of EFL looking for ways to incorporate the newest knowledge on learning and the brain. There are three basic parts of this course: the nuts and bolts of neuroscience, how neuroscience is expanding our understanding of brain, language, and cognitive development, some key themes of recent neuroscientific discoveries and how they relate to ELT.