I designed and taught an online Master’s course called Technology in Language Education at Mount Saint Vincent University this summer. It was a great learning experience: it was my first time teaching that particular course and first time taking care of the design, build and delivery of a fully online course myself. It was mostly asynchronous, with synchronous course meetings at the beginning, midterm and end of the course. I have a lot of reflection to share on various aspects of the course, but I’ll start with sharing my reading list. (Well, reading and viewing list, because variety of forms of representation of course material, etc.)
I’ve marked ***with asterisks*** the readings or videos that students in the course really engaged with or which stimulated lots of lively conversation and debate.
Why technology in language education?
• Thornbury, S. (2016). The Mouse that Roared. British Council Armenia 2016 Teacher Development Program. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg9M45iUAys
CALL, MALL and Beyond: From Past to Present in Ed Tech for Languages Education
- Lomicka, L., & Lord, G. (2019). Reframing Technology’s Role in Language Teaching: A Retrospective Report. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 39, 8–23. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0267190519000011
- Rosell-Aguilar, F. (2017). State of the app: A taxonomy and framework for evaluating language learning mobile applications. CALICO Journal, 34(2), 3243–258. https://doi.org/10.1558/cj.27623
Technology and Skills Teaching 1: Listening and Speaking
- Hubbard, P. (2017). Technologies for Teaching and Learning L2 Listening. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 93–106). Wiley Blackwell.
- Blake, R. J. (2017). Technologies for Teaching and Learning L2 Speaking. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 107–117). Wiley Blackwell.
- Buendgens-Kosten, J. (2020). The monolingual problem of computer-assisted language learning. ReCALL, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1017/S095834402000004X
- Davidson, I. (2011, June 2). Voice Activated Elevator (Series 1, Episode 1). In Burnistoun. BBC Scotland. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hbfjw
- ****Tatman, R. (2017, August 29). How well do Google and Microsoft and recognize speech across dialect, gender and race? Making Noise and Hearing Things. https://makingnoiseandhearingthings.com/2017/08/29/how-well-do-google-and-microsoft-and-recognize-speech-across-dialect-gender-and-race/
- Piller, I. (2015). Language ideologies. In K. Tracy, T. Sandel, & C. Ilie (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (1st ed.). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118611463 . https://www.languageonthemove.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Piller_Language-ideologies.pdf
- Paul, S. (2017, March 20). Voice Is the Next Big Platform, Unless You Have an Accent | Backchannel. Wired. https://www.wired.com/2017/03/voice-is-the-next-big-platform-unless-you-have-an-accent/
Technology and Skills Teaching 2: Reading, Writing and Grammar
- Liaw, M.-L., & English, K. (2017). Technologies for teaching and learning L2 reading. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 62–76). Wiley Blackwell.
- Li, Z., Dursun, A., & Hegelheimer, V. (2017). Technology and L2 writing. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 77–92). Wiley Blackwell.
- Heift, T., & Vyatkina, N. (2017). Technologies for teaching and learning L2 Grammar. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 26–44). Wiley Blackwell.
- Eaton, S. E. (2020, April 20). Microsoft’s new “Rewrite” feature: A challenge to academic integrity? Learning, Teaching and Leadership Blog. https://drsaraheaton.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/microsofts-new-rewrite-feature-a-challenge-to-academic-integrity/
- Li, Z. (2020, April 17). Updated Rewrite Suggestions in Microsoft Word – sentence-level writing suggestions. Microsoft 365 Blog. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/updated-rewrite-suggestions-in-microsoft-word-sentence-level/ba-p/1316392
Gaming and Engagement in Language Education
- Reinhardt, J. (2017). Digital gaming in L2 teaching and learning. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 202–216). Wiley Blackwell.
- Dodgson, D. (2015, October 30). Gamification? Pointless for learning. TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/davedodgson/david-dodgson-gamification-pointless-learning
Frameworks in Tech and Language Education
- Hamilton, E. R., Rosenberg, J. M., & Akcaoglu, M. (2016). The substitution augmentation modification redefinition (SAMR) model: A critical review and suggestions for its use. TechTrends, 60(5), 433–441.
- Common Sense Education. (2014, June 5). Introduction to the SAMR Model. Common Sense Education. https://www.commonsense.org/education/videos/introduction-to-the-samr-model
- Tseng, J.-J., Cheng, Y.-S., & Yeh, H.-N. (2019). How pre-service English teachers enact TPACK in the context of web-conferencing teaching: A design thinking approach. Computers & Education, 128, 171–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.09.022
- Common Sense Education. (2014, August 19). Introduction to the TPACK Model. https://www.commonsense.org/education/videos/introduction-to-the-tpack-model
- Bates, A. W. (2015). Chapter 8: Choosing and using media in education: the SECTIONS model. In Teaching in a Digital Age. Tony Bates Associates Ltd. https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/part/9-pedagogical-differences-between-media/
Are Teachers Obsolete? Tech and Learner Autonomy
- ****Reinders, H., & White, C. (2016). 20 years of autonomy and technology: How far have we come and where to next? Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 143–154. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2016/reinderswhite.pdf
- Chong, C. S. (2014, April). The obsolescence of teachers—The Sugata Mitra controversy. English Teaching Professional. https://www.etprofessional.com/the-obsolescence-of-teachers-the-sugata-mitra-controversy
- ****Sharkey, A. J. C. (2016). Should we welcome robot teachers? Ethics and Information Technology, 18(4), 283–297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10676-016-9387-z
- Elias Robot—Bring fun to the classroom | Language Learning | Robots. (n.d.). Elias Robot. Retrieved July 6, 2020, from https://www.eliasrobot.com
The Mobile Learning Revolution
- Kukulska-Hulme, A., Lee, H., & Norris, L. (2017). Mobile learning revolution: Implications for language pedagogy. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 217–233). Wiley Blackwell.
- ****Koole, M., & wâsakâyâsiw Lewis, K. (2018). Mobile Learning as a Tool for Indigenous Language Revitalization and Sustainability in Canada: Framing the Challenge. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 10(4), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-0423-9.ch028
- ****Komska, Y., Bruzos Moro, A., & Rey Agudo, R. (2020, July 13). Who Pays for Cheap Language Instruction? Boston Review. http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/yuliya-komska-alberto-bruzos-moro-roberto-rey-agudo-who-pay-cheap-language-classes
Solving the Access Problem: Online Language Learning
- White, C. J. (2017). Distance language teaching with technology. In C. A. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 134–148). Wiley Blackwell.
- ****Gacs, A., Goertler, S., & Spasova, S. (2020). Planned online language education versus crisis-prompted online language teaching: Lessons for the future. Foreign Language Annals, 53(2), 380–392. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12460
- Bates, A. W. (2015). Chapter 4.3: The ADDIE Model. In Teaching in a Digital Age. Tony Bates Associates Ltd. https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/chapter/6-5-the-addie-model/
Best Practices for Online Design and Delivery
- Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Critical Inquiry in a Text-Based Environment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2), 87–105. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1096-7516(00)00016-6 http://cde.athabascau.ca/coi_site/documents/Garrison_Anderson_Archer_Critical_Inquiry_model.pdf
- Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). (2019, February 19). UDL At A Glance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDvKnY0g6e4
- Torres, C., & Rao, K. (2019, June 3). UDL for Language Learners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_pWILyGA4A&feature=emb_title
- Tobin, T. J. (2014). Increase online student retention with universal design for learning. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 15(3). http://mathcs.duq.edu/~tobin/cv/QRDE.UDL.Article.pdf
- University of Guelph. (2018, October 16). Universal Design—Best Practices for Online Learning. Open Learning and Educational Support. https://opened.uoguelph.ca/en/instructor-resources/UD—Best-Practices-for-Online-Learning.aspx
- Carroll, J. (2018, August 9). 7 Ways to Introduce UDL into your Classroom | Texthelp. Texthelp Education Blog. https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/company/education-blog/march-2019/7-ways-to-introduce-udl-into-your-classroom/