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
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
A PC or mobile device with an Internet connection
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.
English Language teacher and Educational Technology specialist
About the instructor
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 30 years. She currently works at a primary school in Buenos Aires, BAEHS, where she coordinates and manages digital projects.
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 and she has been a trainer for Santillana Compartir.
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.