This subject complies with a Distance Learning Methodology, combining autonomous and social learning in a virtual environment. Students are expected to undertake self-directed learning and also interact with the teaching team and course mates. The main methodological principles in this subject are:
- Distributed Cognitionand Connectivism to emphasize the ontological nature of knowledge as “in-between” people, artifacts and different environments.
- Activity Theory to offer a “design in use” perspective on open language learning, with a focus on the learners’ goals that direct their actions.
- Social Constructivism and Communities of Practice to highlight the structures and processes that scaffold learning in formal and informal environments.
- Student-Centered Learning and Personalized Learning to give students opportunities to lead learning activities, participate more actively in discussions, design their own learning projects, explore topics that interest them, and generally contribute to the design of their own course of study.
These principles will be applied in different activities based on the creation and/or adaptation of Open Educational Resources for Language Learning.