AGG66 Educational Technology for ELT

Module code: AGG66

ECTS Credit Points: 22

Module Type: Optional


English & Greek

Module general description:

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this module, students will be expected to be able to,
1. demonstrate a working understanding of the ways in which technology is being used to enhance language learning;
2. describe the different phases of the development of educational technology in the  field of language teaching and learning;
3. identify ways of overcoming barriers in the use of  technology;
4. identify ways of using resources such as video, the internet and electronic networking tools at school or in self-access;
5. evaluate software and learning activities carried out with the help of technologies that promote language learning, lifelong learning, critical thinking, learning strategies, and multiliteracies;
6. demonstrate a working understanding of the ways in which computers are used in the foreign language classroom and become aware of how different types of available software might contribute to the language syllabus;
7. demonstrate a working understanding of the ways in which the Internet can be used as a tool in the language classroom;
8. combine more than one social networking application and software for the creation of cross-curricular projects  which enhance the student's ability to comprehend meanings and consolidate previously acquired knowledge.

Subjects covered:
1. Using video in English Language Teaching
2. Language learning skills with the use of video
3. Information banks and PC software in the language classroom
4. Authoring and word processing as a tool in teaching writing
5. Using email, CD-ROM and the Internet in language learning

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available