This course aims at helping teachers develop basic technology skills to be used in an educational setting. 

It is a self-paced course to be taken on your own. 

Each module will first outline the content and learning objectives, then it will develop the content and follow it up with a comprehension check in the form of a quiz. At the end, and in order to optimize the learning, there will be one or two tasks to do hands-on practice. At the end of each module you will also be asked to keep a journal where you write a short reflection on the usefulness of the specific content learnt and possible applications in your teaching and learning context. This journal can be on paper or digital.

Format: Online/ Asynchronous/Self-paced

Difficulty:

   






Suggested time frame: 

Option A: One module per week (8 weeks) Estimated workload: 2 hours a week

Option B: Two modules per week (4 weeks) Estimated workload: 4 hours a week

Option C: Four modules a week (2 weeks) Estimated workload: 8 hours a week

Technical requirements: 

A PC or mobile device with an Internet connection

Assessment: 

End-of-course quiz plus self-assessment rubric

Although this course can be taken individually, you can choose to take this course in groups of colleagues. Educational institutions may decide to have their teachers take this course together and set the pace to fit their specific needs. The reflection phase in each module could be organised as a face to face session to generate ideas for application in a more collaborative environment.


Although this course is untutored, if you have a query you can ask in the discussion feature on the left menu, so that another participant or the author can eventually help you out.




About the instructor

English Language teacher and Educational Technology specialist

Vicky Saumell

Vicky Saumell holds a degree in English-Spanish Literary and Technical Translation and a Diploma in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL. She also has a degree in Educational Technology. She has been a teacher for over 25 years. She has authored and tutored New Learning Environments for the Master’s in ELT at Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia. She is the Overall Coordinator of the EFL department at Instituto San Francisco de Asís, a private school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives.She has written for Pearson (Teacher Development Interactive: Preparation for the Teaching Knowledge Test and Meeting Point 3 and 4 for the Storyline coursebook series) and she is also series consultant for English in Common coursebook series. She has also written digital materials for CUP. She is also a freelance materials writer, teacher trainer and a presenter at professional development conferences, especially on the integration of ICT for language learning. She has a professional website at www.vickysaumell.com.

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1: Creating digital portfolios

    • Content and learning outcomes

    • Video introduction

    • Digital portfolios

    • Hands-on task

    • Journal reflection

  • 3

    Module 2: Understanding file types, compatibility and conversions

    • Content and learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • File types and extensions

    • Comprehension check: understanding files

    • Hands-on task

    • Journal reflection

  • 4

    Module 3: Curating, organising and sharing digital resources

    • Content and Learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • Content curation

    • Hands-on task

    • Journal reflection

  • 5

    Module 4: Searching the web efficiently

    • Content and Learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • Web searching

    • Comprehension check: efficient web searching

    • Hands-on tasks

    • Journal reflection

  • 6

    Module 5: Understanding copyright

    • Content and Learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • Copyright

    • Comprehension check 1: the basics

    • Comprehension check 2: recognising licences

    • Hands-on task

    • Journal reflection

  • 7

    Module 6: Recording, editing and managing audio files

    • Content and Learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • Managing audio files

    • Hands-on tasks

    • Journal reflection

  • 8

    Module 7: Recording, downloading and editing video clips

    • Content and Learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • Recording and making videos

    • Editing videos

    • Hands-on tasks

    • Journal reflection

  • 9

    Module 8: Growing professionally

    • Content and Learning outcomes

    • Introduction

    • Personal/Professional Learning Networks

    • Comprehension check: PLNs

    • Hands-on task

    • Journal reflection

  • 10

    Final Assessment

    • End of course Quiz

    • End of course survey

It's never too late to start your journey into technology!

$2000 (Argentina) > Email saumell.vicky@gmail.com for instructions 

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