INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 328 Instructional Technology and Material Design Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doc. Dr. Adnan Ajšić, Assistant Professor of English Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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This course provides an overview of currently available language-related instructional technologies and takes a closer look at corpus linguistics as one of the latest and fastest growing instructional technologies in language learning and teaching. The overview component covers topics such as different types of instructional technology; their uses in teaching; technological needs of courses and learners; planning and implementation; developing materials and their use; the Internet as an instructional technology; and research into the effectiveness of technology-based teaching materials. The corpus linguistic component provides a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of corpus linguistics in language teaching and learning, as well as research, both online and offline. NOTE: This syllabus is subject to change.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
1. To assist students in developing an ability to identify and evaluate context-appropriate instructional technologies and technology-based materials for effective language instruction
2. To foster an awareness of the Internet as an effective technology in language instruction and materials development
3. To assist students in developing an ability to use corpus linguistics to analyze course and learner needs and provide effective language instruction

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Educational Technology in Context: The Big Picture
  2. Theory and Practice: Foundations of Effective Technology Integration
  3. Distance Teaching and Learning and the Role of the Internet
  4. Developing and Using Web-based Learning Activities
  5. Teaching and Learning with Technology in English and Language Arts Instruction
  6. Teaching and Learning with Technology in Foreign and Second Language Instruction
  7. Midterm Exam Prep and Midterm Exam
  8. Corpora and Language Learning
  9. Using Corpus Studies to Inform Language Teaching
  10. Using Corpus Internet Resources in the Classroom
  11. Using Corpus Materials in the Classroom and Creating Corpora for Class Use
  12. Bringing it into the Classroom: Example Activities and Descriptions of Corpora in the Classroom
  13. Project Presentations
  14. Final Exam Prep
  15. Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Week 5: Assignment 1: Select a language feature and find and adapt two level-appropriate online activities to teach this language feature in your classroom (10-15 mins. each)
  2. Week 7: MIDTERM
  3. Week 10: Assignment 2: Select a language feature and create two level-appropriate corpus-based activities to teach this language feature in your classroom (10-15 mins. each)
  4. Week 14: Project due

  1. Week 15: FINAL

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz15
Homework15
Midterm Exam(s)120
Presentation110
Lab/Practical Exam(s)110
Attendance15
Final Exam135
+Project110
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Awareness of up-to-date technology in language learning and teaching
  • Ability to apply technology in language instruction
  • Ability to identify and evaluate corpus linguistic tools and materials appropriate to a given context
  • Ability to develop and apply corpus linguistic tools and materials appropriate to context-specific learner needs
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Roblyer, M. D., & Doering, A. H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson.
  • Reppen, R. (2010). Using corpora in the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)133
Preparation for Midterm Examination11717
Preparation for Final Examination13838
Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
Seminar / Presentation11010
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5