Thursday, 24 August 2017

Presentation on implemeting openness in the MA in DTLT programme at the EUROCALL2017 conference

Dr. Cecilia Goria and Angelos Konstantinidis presented at the EUROCALL2017 conference which was held at Southampton, UK the pedagogical approach of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme for implementing openness.


You can read their presentation below:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Feedback & Text Revision in a telecollaborative project of KS 4 children in England & France

One of our alumni, Jane Basnett, presented her dissertation project at the 7th annual conference (#InnoConf17) in the Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University series at The Open University on 16th June.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Presentation about the MA in DTLT at the #UONSmart conference

Dr. Cecilia Goria presented today at #UONSmart Conference the participatory pedagogy model that underpins the Master of Arts in Digital Technology for Language Teaching programme.


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Dissertation talk by Jennifer Prescott

One of our students, Jennifer Prescott, will present her dissertation titled "Synchronous computer-mediated communication in a virtual world as preparation for structured oral production" on 23 June, 11 am UK time. You are invited to attend her online presentation which will be held on the Adobe Connect Platform.
In order to attend the event please fill in your details in the following form so we can reserve your place:
 https://goo.gl/forms/dvX4GJjxf9SaIXM52

Monday, 29 May 2017

Just published: Using SmallWorlds to Enhance Social Presence, Group Cohesion, and Group Identity in an Online Postgraduate Course

The Handbook of Research on Collaborative Teaching Practice in Virtual Learning Environments has been just published. The book focuses on program developments in the realm of digital worlds in educational settings and features pedagogical methods relating to cooperative learning, hands-on curriculum, and meta-cognitive dimensions. Among the highlights of the book is a discussion on the use of a Virtual World for strengthening social presence, group cohesion, and group identity in the distance learning postgraduate programme Digital Technologies for Language Teaching in Chapter 5 authored by Angelos Konstantinidis.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Studentships for the MA in DTLT

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies is offering a number of studentships and fee waivers for students of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching. Masters studentships include home fees-only awards and home-fees plus stipend awards.

To be eligible to apply for School funding, you must be holding an offer of a place to study at the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching of the University of Nottingham. The deadline for submitting your application to the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching for the studentships is on 20th of April 2017.

More info about the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching and application form: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/language-centre/teaching/dtlt.aspx
 
More info about the studentships: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas/prospective/funding.aspx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Amending the Wikipedia article on Tandem Language Learning

During the first section of the "Telecollaboration in Language Learning" module of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching students amended the Tandem language learning Wikipedia page.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Wonderful party on SmallWorlds today (Screenshots)

Is it possible to organise an online party to celebrate the end of the courses? Our answer is definitely yes! Our party today on SmallWorlds was a great success! There was a variety of cakes, a Christmas turkey, plenty of drinks, fireworks, and snowballs! We danced a lot, we drew Christmas trees on the wall canvas, and we had a snowball fight. Students from all cohorts popped in and enjoyed the event making it very special! Below you can see a collection of pictures from the event (feel free to download and share on social media):






Thank you all for your participation :-)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Xmas party on SmallWorlds on Friday!


We are throwing a Christmas party on Friday 23rd December 2016 at 1-2 pm (UK time), at the MA in DTLT space on SmallWorlds and everyone is invited! There will be food, games, dance, snow and lots of laughter so try not to miss it!

Here is a photo from last year's party:


Directions to the MA in DTLT space: On SmallWorlds select Places (bottom of the screen), then Search (menu on the left) and then type in "MA in DTLT". On the right you will click on Go there (orange button) which will teleport you to the space.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Just released: Cultivating a community of learners in a distance learning postgraduate course for language professionals

Just released 'CALL communities and culture – short papers from EUROCALL 2016', edited by Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous, Linda Bradley, & Sylvie Thou√ęsny.


The volume features a paper by Angelos Konstantinidis and Cecilia Goria, titled: 'Cultivating a community of learners in a distance learning postgraduate course for language professionals'. The paper offers reflections and practices in cultivating a community of learners in the context of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme.
The paper (as well as the whole volume) is open access and can be downloaded from the following link: https://research-publishing.net/display_article.php?doi=10.14705/rpnet.2016.eurocall2016.567

Friday, 9 December 2016

Screenshots from today's tutorial on SmallWorlds

This week's tutorial for the Introduction to Digital Technologies for Language Teaching module has been held on SmallWorlds. Find below screenshots/pictures from today's tutorial.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Join our Twitter chats about social media & language learning

This week we organise two Twitter chats about social media and language learning. Anyone is welcomed to participate in our chats and share his/her views and ideas.

The first chat will be held on Thursday 1st December (1-2pm, UK time) and its topic will be: “How Social Media Can Support Language Teaching”.
The second chat will be held on Sunday 3rd December (5pm-6pm, UK time) (date/time will probably change) and its topic will be: “How Social Media Changed Language Learning”.

In both twitter chats we will use the #dt4lt hashtag.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Survey about attitudes to postgraduate study - Lucky draw winners announcement

We would like to thank all language teachers, primary school teachers, and language professionals  for taking the time to participate in our online survey. Your input is valuable to us and it will help us determine the best way to improve the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme.
People who responded in our survey had the opportunity to enter a draw for a SanakoStudy Solo license (http://www.sanako.com/products/study-1200/study-solo/). The draw was held on 5 September 2016 and the three lucky winners are:
  • Cleber de Souza Bezerra
  • Graham Walker
  • Anne-Claire Nwosu

So, many congratulations to our winners and again many thanks to everyone who participated in our survey!
In the next few days we will contact with the three winners to give them the license info. In the meantime, stay tuned to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UoN.MA.DTLT) and keep following us on Twitter (@dt4lt) for more news and about the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Deadline for September 2016 applications is approaching

Less than 10 days left - deadline is 10 September 2016 - to submit your application for joining the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme. For those of you who have not applied yet, we hope that we will receive you application during the next few days!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Presentation: Cultivating a community of learners

Angelos Konstantinidis & Cecilia Goria presented a paper at the EuroCALL 2016 conference. The paper is titled "Cultivating a community of learners in a distance learning postgraduate course for language professionals" and it discusses the theoretical background, the rationale, and the strategies employed in the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme to create and sustain an online community of learners.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Conference presentation about the MA in DTLT programme

#Eurocall2016 conference programme is online! Angelos Konstantinidis & Cecilia Goria present a paper related to the ways of cultivating a community of learners in the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching course.
More info and the programme: http://eurocall2016.org/programme/

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

News and photos from our Dissertation Show

First of all we would like to thank all our students for making this year's Dissertation Show a success! The Dissertation Show has been scheduled for only one hour, but due to the increased interest it lasted nearly two hours! We had the opportunity to watch five presentations and discuss the what's, why's, and how's of each one. Presenters did their best to inform their audience about the specifics of their dissertation and addressed questions effectively.
Towards the end of the Dissertation Show, every student contributed five words that best described his/her experience of doing the dissertation. Surprisingly enough, as it has been noted by the programme Director, Dr. Cecilia Goria, the collection featured positive words to a great extent. It seems that the experience is overall positive for each one of our students! Needless to say that this makes tutors of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching programme particularly happy and proud for their work!

Looking forward for next year's Dissertation Show!

What follows is screenshots from today's presentations:



 


Friday, 22 July 2016

Only for students of the MA in DTLT: Dissertation Show on Wed 3 August

Students of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching are invited to the online Dissertation Show on Wednesday, 3 August at 10.30 a.m. (UK time).

The Dissertation Show is an excellent opportunity for students working on their dissertations to present what they have done so far and their plans for completion and get feedback from their peers and tutors. It aims also to provide ideas and tips for future research on the broad area of language teaching and learning with digital technologies to students who will undertake their dissertation during the next semester.


For more information about the Dissertation Show, please contact the MA in DTLT programme director Dr. Cecilia Goria (cecilia.goria@nottingham.ac.uk).

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Reminder - The 2nd Q&A Twitter session is today!

Our second (and last for this year) Questions & Answers session on Twitter for the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching of the University of Nottingham will run today from 3-4 p.m. (countdown to the event). Don't miss this chance to discuss your questions about studying online with us and get answers from tutors and students of the programme!