The purpose of this course is to update the student's knowledge regarding the use of the web in teaching foreign languages and other related applications such as information retrieval, digital literacy, or language research. If at first, language teachers and linguists made an entirely passive use of the Internet, nowadays, this resource has become an active channel to encourage students and promote the interaction among students. By the end of this course, students will have acquired all the contents proposed through a wide range of activities related to every single aspect. Hence, interaction, collaboration, and critical thinking skills will be crucial to enjoying and pass this course successfully. Since technology advances very quickly, we will present new tools and techniques to teach or process language if it is considered necessary.
This course is offered as optional in the second semester (February- May) within the module Las TIC para la enseñanza de lenguas. It consists of five ECTS credits that correspond to the five units of the course. It is highly recommended to be ready to start from the beginning because most of the activities proposed will need to be done in a collaborative way.
Given that collaboration is crucial, it is highly recommended to follow the guidelines designed by the teaching team from the beginning so that you can carry on all the activities perfectly coordinated. Basic knowledge of blogs and wiki edition is taken for granted, given that these tools have already been explored in the first semester.