Social Media in Learning and Teaching

Course Information
TitleΜέσα Κοινωνικής Δικτύωσης στην Εκμάθηση και Διδασκαλία / Social Media in Learning and Teaching
CodeΕΚΠ 515
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004060


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5
Glṓssa, Logotechnía kai PSīfiaká Mésa stīn EkpaídeusīElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΕΚΠ 511 Learning and Teaching with Technology
Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to: 1. comprehend the fundamental principles of Computer-Mediated-Communication 2. recognise and locate basic linguistic trends in digital communication 3. carry out a simple research project using ethnographic methodology 4. design a language lesson using findings from the research project
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course will look at digital language practices on social media with a special emphasis placed on Facebook, in order to gain a better understanding of how language use varies in digital environments depending on the context of use and instance of communication. Through analysing various examples from users’ language choices, students will become familiar with the communicative trends observed in users’ linguistic choices, and the concept of digital identities that emerge through them. The course will also examine ways in which the findings from the students’ linguistic analysis could be used in the language classroom, in order to enhance pupils’ critical awareness of linguistic diversity. Discussion topics will include: digital orality, alphabet alternation, and code switching in digital communication.
digital language practices, social media, facebook, digital environments, linguistic choices, digital identity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
All lectures and notes will be uploaded on the elearning platform; communication with students will take place via emails.
Course Organization
Written assigments128.14.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Androutsopoulos, J. (2008) Discourse-centred online ethnography. In Androutsopoulos, Jannis & Michael Beißwenger (επιμ.) Data and Methods in Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis. Special Issue, Language@Internet 5 (2008). Androutsopoulos, J. (2013) Networked multilingualism: Some language practices on Facebook and their implications. International Journal of Bilingualism. Androutsopoulos, J. (2014) Computer-mediated Communication and Linguistic Landscapes. Στους J. Holmes & K. Hazen (επιμ.) Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide, 74-90. Wiley-Blackwell Crystal, D. (2006) Language and the Internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. D’Arcy, Α. & Young, Τ.Μ. (2012). “Ethics and social media: Implications for sociolinguistics in the networked public. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16/4, 2012. 532-546 Lees, C. (σε συλλογικό τόμο: υπό δημοσίευση) «Από τον «τοίχο» του Facebook στη σχολική τάξη: η χρήση υποκοριστικών και μεγεθυντικών στις ψηφιακές γλωσσικές πρακτικές μαθητών/τριών γυμνασίου και προτάσεις για τη διδασκαλία τους» Καβάλα: Εκδόδεις Σαΐτα Lees, C., Politis, P. & Koutsogiannis, D. (προσεχές) “Roman-alphabeted Greek and Transliteration Practices in Social Media: A View from the Language Practices of Greek Secondary School Pupils on Facebook”. Journal of Greek Media and Culture Leppänen, S. & Peuronen, S. (2012). Multilingualism on the Internet. Στους M. Martin-Jones, A. Blackledge & A. Creese (επιμ.), The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism. 384-402 Abingdon: Routledge Sharma, B (2012) “Beyond social networking: performing global Englishes in Facebook by college youth in Nepal”. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16/4. 483-509 Soffer, O. (2010) “Silent Orality”: Toward a Conceptualization of the Digital Oral Feautures in CMC and SMS Texts. International Communication Association, Communication Theory 20. 387-404 Tseliga, Τ. (2007). “It’s all Greeklish to Me!” Linguistic and sociocultural perspectives on Roman-Alphabeted Greek in asynchronous computer-Mediated communication. Στους Danet, B. & Herring, S.C. (επιμ.), The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture and Communication Online. 117-141: Oxford University Press.
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