ICT II - Asynchronous Learning Environments and Language Learning

Course Information
TitleΤεχνολογίες ΙΙ: Διαδικτυακά περιβάλλοντα και γλωσσική κατάρτιση / ICT II - Asynchronous Learning Environments and Language Learning
Title in FrenchICT II - Asynchronous Learning Environments and Language Learning
CodeΥ 05Δ
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600018177

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students at the end of the course will be: - informed about the latest technologies allowing web presence (videoconferencing, social networking, filesharing applications) - able to develop blogs and fora and use them for language education / training - able to use collaborative software - able to design, develop and conduct online surveys - able to install, manage and use the asynchronous e-learning platform such as Moodle
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The scope of this course is the study of the ways Internet technologies can be used for the development, delivery and support of language learning courses. In the first part of this course, synchronous communication technologies as well as technologies that ensure the digital presence of the language teacher will be examined (videoconferencing software, blog creation software, etc). Collaborative software as well as online surveys / questionnaires creation tools are also examined. The second part of the course is dedicated to the development of courses in asynchronous learning platforms (Virtual Learning Environments). In this part, the theoretical principles and the possibilities of those environments as well as the ways they are used for language learning/training will be presented. The operational details of a specific VLE will be displayed in detail, and the students will develop language courses in this environment.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • web resources
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The teaching, the work in class as well as the development of tasks, assignments and projects, takes place on computers.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work261.0
Reading Assigment261.0
Student Assessment
Evaluation is done by continuous assessment during the semester. Students must deliver two projects assigned to them individually (referring to the development of content in specific software platforms). The evaluation criteria are technical excellence, scientific / theoretical support, quality / originality and completeness / variety of content. The student’s projects are presented and discussed in class. The students have to take into account the comments made by the teacher and fellow students and –if necessary- incorporate any corrections or changes to their project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Προτείνονται επιλεγμένες δικτυακές πηγές ή εγχειρίδια χρήσης λογισμικών για κάθε επιμέρους θέμα που εξετάζεται στην πορεία του μαθήματος. Προτείνονται επίσης τα παρακάτω επιστημονικά άρθρα: Selected Web resources and scientific papers are proposed for each subject. The following scientific books are also proposed: Des ressources web ainsi qu’une sélection de publications scientifiques en ligne sont proposées aux étudiants qui ont aussi à leur disposition les ouvrages suivants : - Smith Nash, S. & Moore, M. (2014). Moodle Course Design Best Practices Paperback. Packt Publishing, ISBN-10: 1783286814, ISBN-13: 978-1783286812 - Büchner, A. (2011). Moodle 2 Administration Paperback – October 28, 2011. Packt Publishing. ISBN-10: 1849516049, ISBN-13: 978-1849516044 - Rice, W. (2011). Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development. (Community Experience Distilled). Packt Publishing. ISBN-10: 9781849515269, ISBN-13: 978-1849515269 - Rollins, M. J. (2013). Moodle 2.6 for Teachers: An Illustrated Guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN-10: 1494481855, ISBN-13: 978-1494481858
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