Language Educational Technology

Masatoshi SUGIURA Professor

Department: Graduate School of International Development

Class Time: 2010 Spring Thursday
Recommended for: Graduate students majoring in International Communication

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Course Aims

Students will learn the theory and research methodology of language education which uses computers. The main subjects of this course are the development of the so-called"CALL"teaching materials and the use of corpus in education

Key features

Students can learn a lot of things multilaterally in this class.

  1. Class will be given not just in lecture style, but also in workshop class. Students can have a good experience to make a teaching material.
  2. An electronic bulletin board is prepared for students. Students can put questions on it.
  3. It is important in class to have active exchanges not only between your teacher and students, but also among students.
  4. Students can get help from TA.
  5. Final paper will not be just a final term paper for this class. It'll be an accepted academic paper. Students will get assistance for that.

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The contents of this course

  1. the development of computer teaching materials
    Students will have workshops to learn the development of teaching materials which can be used on the world wide web.
  2. the way to use corpus for language education
    Students will read some basic papers about how we can use corpus for learning foreign languages and learn the possibilities and characteristics about it through actual use.

*This year, we'll focus on 1.

Instructor

Professor Masatoshi Sugiura, Nagoya University, Graduate school of International Development

Course Conditions

This class will be given in Japanese. But students will read many references in English.

Related resources

Instruction will be given in class. The books which students will read for class will be at the library on 4th floor, school of International Development.

Chapelle (2003) English language learning and technology: lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology. John Benjamins.

Chapelle (2001) Computer applications in second language acquisition: foundations for teaching, testing and research. Cambridge University Press.

Warschauer and Kern eds. (2000) Network-based language teaching: concepts and practice. Cambridge University Press.

Assignments

Assignment 1: Make a CALL teaching material 1
Students need to create your own CALL teaching material. Workshop 1: Development of teaching material
Assignment 2: Make a CALL teaching material 2
Students need to create your own CALL teaching material. Workshop 2: Development of teaching material
Assignment 3: Make a CALL teaching material 3
Students need to create your own CALL teaching material. Workshop 3: Development of teaching material
Assignment 4: Make a CALL teaching material 4
Students need to create your own CALL teaching material. Workshop 4: Development of teaching material
Assignment 5: Paper assignment, the evaluation of your CALL teaching material
Students need to write a paper about the evaluation of your own CALL teaching material.
Assignment 6: Review of reference 1
Read Chapelle (2003) and write a review of the chapter 1, The Changing world of English language teaching.
Assignment 7: Review of reference 2
Read Chapelle (2003) and write a review of the chapter 2, The potential of technology for language learning.
Assignment 8: Review of reference 3
Read Chapelle (2003) and write a review of the chapter 3, Evaluating language learning.
Assignment 9: Review of reference 4
Read Chapelle (2003) and write a review of the chapter 4, Investigating learner's use of technology.
Assignment 10: Final paper
Students can see the specific details at evaluation page.

Course Schedule

Session Content Assignments
1
Registration
Register your name as a user for xoops
Introduce yourself at a forum and apply to start weblog.
Make your website.
2
Case study: CALL teaching materials
The restaurant of onomatopoeic words and mimetic words
3
Historical view of the development of CALL teaching materials
About the teaching materials of hypermedia and those on WWW
hypermedia
Digitization of hypermedia information
Internet
Internet resources and means of communication
4 Workshop 1: the development of a teaching material Make your CALL teaching material.
5 Workshop 2: the development of a teaching material Make your CALL teaching material.
6 Workshop 3: the development of a teaching material Make your CALL teaching material.
7 Workshop 4: the development of a teaching material Make your CALL teaching material.
8 Introduction of CMS (Contents Management System)"Moodle"1
Introduction of Moodle
Sugiura Office Moodle site
9 Introduction of CMS (Contents Management System)"Moodle"2 Write your opinion about CMS.
10 Introduction of CMS (Contents Management System)"Moodle"3 Make a course using CMS.
11 Presentation about an assignment of the development of a teaching material from workshops and the evaluation of your CALL teaching material which is taken into the Moodle. The evaluation is your paper assignment.
"Optimal psycholinguistic environments for distance foreign language learning"C. Doughty and M. Long (2003) (PDF, 167KB)
Write a paper about the evaluation of your CALL teaching materials
12 Academic paper specializing in the development of CALL teaching materials 1 Chapelle (2003) Chapter 1
The Changing world of English language teaching
Review of references
13 Academic paper specializing in the development of CALL teaching materials 2 Chapelle (2003) Chapter 2
The Changing world of English language teaching
Review of references
14 Academic paper specializing in the development of CALL teaching materials 3 Chapelle (2003) Chapter 3
Evaluating Language learning
Review of references
15 Academic paper specializing in the development of CALL teaching materials 4
Investigating learners' use of technology
Review of references
Final paper

Grading

attendance, class participation and final paper

Final paper

  • -Contents: Students can choose their topic for their final paper from three topics below.
    1. Development of student's own teaching material
      Make a trial of language teaching material and write a paper about it.
      • Based on prior researches (references which are introduced in class and ones which students found on your own), argue what kind of CALL teaching materials should be made and how they should be made and make a concrete example.
      • Students don't have to make a complete example. But you have to make their intention clear.
    2. Review of CALL teaching materials
      Take up an online language teaching material and write a paper about it.
      • Evaluate CALL teaching materials constructively and critically based on prior researches (references which are introduced in class and ones which students found on their own).
      • Take up a material as concretely as possible.
    3. Review of references
      Choose one subject from language educational technology, read prior researches relating to the subject and write a paper about what points are argued and how they are argued.
      • Read three to five academic papers
      • Students are not going to write five reviews for each academic paper. Students need to get all information together for your topic from five academic papers and make it clear that how those papers relate to your topic.
  • Length: from about 5 pages (to 30 pages), A4
  • How to submit: online or printing
  • Recommended references (There are lots of other references on online journal.)

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