Tech Enhanced Lang Learning

Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Sociocultural Theory, and the Spanish Classroom

This course explores the use of new technologies applied to the Spanish classroom from a Sociocultural Theory (SCT) perspective. The course has two overarching goals: (1) To develop basic knowledge of the key concepts (semiotic mediation, activity as explanatory principle, minimal unit of analysis, the genetic method, ZPD) associated with the field of Second Language teaching from a Sociocultural Theory perspective and its connections with Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL); (2) To familiarize participants with classroom applications and digital pedagogy of TELL centering on the Web 2.0. and Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC): blog, wikis, email, chat, and web forums. As a final project, students will develop a pedagogical project for appropriately integrating technology into their own instructional approach. (1 unit)

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SPAN 6792

All Sections in Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6792A-L09 Lecture (Negueruela)