About the Foundation Course (LGTC 5020)
Will computers replace language teachers and language programs?
The fear of replacement is not new nor entirely unfounded given recent reports of language programs being replaced with prepackaged commercial language learning products. This course will challenge you to examine the shifting roles of the language educator in the technology-enhanced classroom. Through discussions and hands-on activities, you will explore ways to use technology as a tool to design effective, engaging yet rigorous learning experiences for your language students.
10 weeks | Fully online | June 16 to Aug 25, 2018 | 3 graduate credits | $880
Edwige Simon, PhD is the Director of the Certificate Program. She has been working in the field of education for over twelve years. She received a PhD from the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder in 2012. Her research interests focus on professional development and the preparation of educators to teach online. She served as the 2013-2015 Programs Director of the International Association for Language Learning Technology, and she is the founding editor of the FLTMAG, a free magazine dedicated to technology integration in the world language classroom. Edwige has taught the foundation course several times and this is what her students said about the course:
"Keep up the good work! Thank you so much for being one of the best professors that I've had. I'm proud to have you as one of my mentors. You are an inspiration!"
"I really enjoyed this course. Thank you for making it such a positive and educational experience."
"I enjoyed the variety of topics covered and perspectives shared in this course. Even for those who are well-versed in technology, there is still a lot to learn. I'm glad that the curriculum included several valuable points about copyrights, accessibility, accommodation, etc. instead of sticking purely to the technology/activities themselves."
"Great course from all points of view: intellectually stimulating and practical at the same time. Very well organized and with some flexibility, which was appreciated as we are all professionals with many other responsibilities to attend to."
LGTC 5020 is mostly asynchronous but not self-paced and there are weekly deadlines. It is designed for world language educators who wish to learn the best practices of technology integration in the language classroom. In this course you will conduct a literature review on a topic of your choice. You will receive plenty of instructor guidance and peer feedback along the way.
Each week of the course addresses a different theme that you explore through readings, podcasts, videos and online discussions with your instructor and your peers. The course caps at 15 students and all course materials (readings, podcasts, etc) are provided within the course shell. Completion of this course counts towards the 12 credit graduate certificate in Language Teaching with Technology.
Tuition for the course is $1320. LGTC 5020 is worth 3 graduate credits. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to download a transcript showing that you have completed the course.
3 credit hour courses (10 weeks): Drops made by the end of the first week (Friday) get a full refund. Drops made after the one-week deadline and by the end of the second week (Friday) get a 60% refund and will result in a W grade posted on the transcript. Drops made after the 2-week deadline (Friday) will result in a W grade posted on the transcript, and full tuition and fees will be assessed.
2 credit and 1 credit hour courses (8 or 6 weeks): Drops made by the end of the first week (Friday) get a full refund. Drops made after the first week will result in a W grade posted on the transcript, and full tuition and fees will be assessed.
Drop and withdraw requests must be emailed to the Program Director.