99年第2學期-4067 網路學習社群與外語教學 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 10人,已有4人選讀,尚餘名額6人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Class attendance/attitude/discussion 20 A student will lose 5 points of his/her final grade for each unapproved absence. If students miss four classes, they will fail the course.
In-class article report and book summary 25 Students will take turns to report the book chapters and journal articles assigned to them.
Design of an online learning platform 20 Students will be instructed to set up and design an online learning platform under the assistance of the
Oral presentation of a mini-teaching project 15 Students will give a 30-minute oral presentation of his/her mini-teaching project, followed by a 10-minute Q & A.
Written report on the teaching project 20 Each student will hand in a 20-page double-spaced written report delineating his/her mini-teaching project as well as its implication(s) for foreign language education.

授課教師

劉美惠

教育目標

By the end of the course, students should have achieved the following objectives: 1) understand the major theories related to online learning communities 2) become familiar with the approaches to the study of second/foreign language education in online learning communities 3) critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the theories and practices of online learning communities 4) design and build an online learning platform by using Moodle, Wiki, or Weblog 5) conduct a mini-teaching project on using the online learning platform 6) write a report on the mini-teaching project

課程概述

This elective course targets graduate students who are interested in integrating an online learning community into foreign language education. It is a prerequisite for students to have basic computer literacy when taking this course, which will request students to build an online platform and apply it to teaching practice. Through reading and in-class discussion, students will learn the major theories researchers have employed to incorporate online learning communities into language education, including 1) connectivism, 2) community of practice, 3) social learning theory, 4) social presence theory, and 5) social constructivist theories. Also included are the approaches to research design in the extant literature. Furthermore, students will not only acknowledge the efficacy and contribution of technology to language education but become aware of the difficulties and/or challenges when applying online learning communities to classroom instruction in the near future.

課程資訊

參考書目

1. Required Textbook:
Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2007). Building online learning communities: effective strategies for the virtual classroom (2nd edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

2. Selected Articles and Book Chapters: (subject to change)
Bañados, E. (2006). A blended-learning pedagogical model for teaching and learning ESL successfully through an online interactive multimedia environment. CALICO Journal, 23(3), 533-550.

Bandura, A. (1977). Theoretical perspective (Chapter One). In A. Bandura, Social learning theory (pp. 1-13). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
de Almeida Soares, D. (2008). Understanding class blogs as a tool for language development. Language Teaching Research, 12(4), 517-533.

Lang, Q. C. (2010). Analysing high school students’ participation and interaction in an asynchronous online project-based learning environment. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(3), 327-340.

Larson, L. C. (2009). Reader response meets new literacies: Empowering readers in online learning communities. The Reading Teacher, 62(8), 638-648.

Liu, M. H. (2008). Integrating an online learning community into non-major freshman English instruction. College English: Issues and Trends (vol. 2, pp. 127-154). Foreign Language Center, National Chengchi University.

Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). The evolution and influence of social presence theory on online learning. In T. T. Kidd (Ed.), Online education and adult learning: New frontiers for teaching practices (pp. 124-139). Hershey, PA: IBI Global.

Maor, D. (2003). The teacher’s role in developing interaction and reflection in an online learning community. Education Media International, 40(1), 127-138.

Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and distance learning, 2(1). Retrieved October 25, 2010, from http://devrijeruimte.org/content/artujekeb/constructivism.pdf

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