Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas wishes from students of the MA in DTLT

Although students and tutors of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching are geographically separated they created a Flipgrid to exchange Christmas wishes.



Here is the link to the grid: http://flipgrid.com/#merryxmas

Friday, 19 December 2014

Our Christmas party on SmallWorlds was a success! (photos)

Our Christmas party on SmallWorlds was a great success! Students and tutors had an excellent time dancing, eating and drinking, and playing games!














The MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching wish you all happy holidays and may the New Year bring renewed energy to all!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas party on SmallWorlds

People of the MA in DTLT don't miss our Christmas party on SmallWorlds today at 10:00 (UK time)!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Telecollaboration in Education - presentation

Tomorrow (15/12) Angelos Konstantinidis, online tutor of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching, will run a workshop on “Telecollaboration in Education” #tcuon at the Language Centre of the University of Nottingham. People who will not be able to attend the workshop can navigate through his presentation online.




Monday, 8 December 2014

"Coursera for kids" - case study of a telecollaborative project

One of the assignments in the “Telecollaboration in Language Learning” module of the MA in “Digital Technologies for Language Teaching” (DTLT) asks students to study closely the what’s and how’s of real-world telecollaborative projects.
“Coursera for kids” eTwinning project, organised by Arjana Blazic, Makrina Kaliontzi and Thalia Hadzigiannoglou, was selected as a case study for its innovative approach to project design and delivery. The project took advantage of the MOOC “Crafting an Effective Writer: The Tools of the Trade” and it was developed within its online boundaries. Students enrolled in the MOOC and used the forum to communicate as a group.
Marguerite Coutinho, student of the MA in DTLT, who examined the “Coursera for kids” project in her paper reported that “The project was successful, since through Cousera the students were introduced to distant online learning and participated in the general forum with multinational students”.
Students and tutors of the MA in DTLT would like to thank Arjana Blazic for her contribution.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Workshop on “Telecollaboration in Education” at UoN - 15/12/2014

Angelos Konstantinidis, online tutor at the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching, will run a workshop on “Telecollaboration in Education” at the University of Nottingham on December 15th 2014. Stay tuned for news and updates! #tcuon

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Meeting on Virtual Worlds for students of the MA in DTLT

Tutors and students of the “Introduction to Digital Technologies for Language Teaching” module of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching went to SmallWorlds to discuss about the affordances of Virtual Worlds for language teaching.
... And here we are having some fun too!
 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

"Hello there" - case study of a telecollaborative project

One of the assignments in the “Telecollaboration in Language Learning” module of the MA in “Digital Technologies for Language Teaching” (DTLT) asks students to study closely the what’s and how’s of real-world telecollaborative projects.
“Hello there” project, run by Ana Maria Menezes and Jennifer Verschoor, was selected as a case study for its high-quality implementation and significant learning outcomes. The project paired 18 students from Brazil with 18 students from Argentina for 4 weeks of communication and information exchange in Edmodo.
Jane Basnett, student of the MA in DTLT, who examined the “Hello there” project in her paper reported that “[project’s] success must be attributed to the online collaborative competence of the partner instructors, Menezes and Verschoor.”



Students and tutors of the MA in DTLT would like to thank Ana Maria Menezes and Jennifer Verschoor for their contribution.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Presentation:"A multimodal learning experience for the reshaping of language education: a professional development programme for language teachers"

Paper presentation about the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching by Dr. Cecilia Goria, on the second day of the ICT for Language Learning International Conference held on 13-14 November 2014 at Florence, Italy.
The paper is titled: "A multimodal learning experience for the reshaping of language education: a professional development programme for language teachers". Free access to the presentation is provided:


Conference programme: http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL/pages/ICT4LL/common/download/Conference_Programme.pdf

Thursday, 13 November 2014

ICT for Language Learning International Conference - end of 1st day

Thank you all for your inspiring and thought provoking presentations at the ICT for Language Learning International Conference #ict2014. Tomorrow Dr. Cecilia Goria will present her paper titled: "A multimodal learning experience for the reshaping of language education: a professional development programme for language teachers".



Conference programme: http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL/pages/ICT4LL/common/download/Conference_Programme.pdf

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Conference presentation about the MA in DTLT

Dr. Cecilia Goria, Director of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching, will present a paper titled: "A multimodal learning experience for the reshaping of language education: a professional development programme for language teachers" at the ICT for Language Learning International Conference (to be held on 13-14 November 2014 at Florence, Italy).

Conference website: http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL/acceptedabstracts.php

The event on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2014/pixelfirenze/

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Introduction to Virtual Worlds for the students of the University of Salento

Last week (November 6th) Dr. Cecilia Goria introduced a group of students from the University of Salento to the Virtual Worlds. The students registered on SmallWorlds (a virtual world) and followed Dr. Goria at the dedicated place of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching on SmallWorlds. There, they watched a training video and discussed their perspectives about teaching and learning in Virtual Worlds.





Friday, 7 November 2014

#tlcll: Synchronous meeting on Skype at 3:30pm

Synchronous meeting today at 3:30pm (UK time) on Skype for the Telecollaboration in Language Learning course #tlcll.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Call for language teachers from the students of the MA in ‘Digital Technologies for Language Teaching’ of the UoN - 1 day left

We would like to thank those who replied to our call and contacted with us expressing their interest to showcase their telecollaborative project.
Less than 24 hours left to reply to this call (open till October 30th midnight), so if you run a ‘telecollaborative’ project, or, to put it simply, if you engage your students in virtual intercultural interaction and exchange with partner classes in geographically distant locations (such as eTwinning, ePals, Flat Stanley Project, etc.), then you can send a short description (100 words) of your project to the digitaltechnologies4lt@gmail.com.
If you answer to this call you will offer valuable help to the students of the MA in DTLT and get feedback and ideas on possible ways to improve your project. Additionally, selected projects will be published on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UoN.MA.DTLT) of the MA in DTLT with respective recognition of your contribution.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Call for language teachers from the students of the MA in ‘Digital Technologies for Language Teaching’ of the UoN - 2 days left

We would like to thank those who replied to our call and contacted with us expressing their interest to showcase their telecollaborative project.
Less than 48 hours left to reply to this call (open till October 30th midnight), so if you run a ‘telecollaborative’ project, or, to put it simply, if you engage your students in virtual intercultural interaction and exchange with partner classes in geographically distant locations (such as eTwinning, ePals, Flat Stanley Project, etc.), then you can send a short description (100 words) of your project to the digitaltechnologies4lt@gmail.com.
If you answer to this call you will offer valuable help to the students of the MA in DTLT and get feedback and ideas on possible ways to improve your project. Additionally, selected projects will be published on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UoN.MA.DTLT) of the MA in DTLT with respective recognition of your contribution.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Call for language teachers who run telecollaborative projects from the students of the Master of Arts in ‘Digital Technologies for Language Teaching’ of the University of Nottingham (MA in DTLT)

We would like to thank those who replied to our call and contacted with us expressing their interest to showcase their telecollaborative project.
Due to several requests, the call has been extended from October 26th to October 30th, so if you run a ‘telecollaborative’ project, or, to put it simply, if you engage your students in virtual intercultural interaction and exchange with partner classes in geographically distant locations (such as eTwinning, ePals, Flat Stanley Project, etc.), then you can send a short description (100 words) of your project to the digitaltechnologies4lt@gmail.com.
If you answer to this call you will offer valuable help to the students of the MA in DTLT and get feedback and ideas on possible ways to improve your project. Additionally, selected projects will be published on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UoN.MA.DTLT) of the MA in DTLT with respective recognition of your contribution.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Call for language teachers from the students of the MA in ‘Digital Technologies for Language Teaching’ of the UoN



We would like to thank those who replied to our call and contacted with us expressing their interest to showcase their telecollaborative project.
The call is still open (till October 26th), so if you run a ‘telecollaborative’ project, or, to put it simply, if you engage your students in virtual intercultural interaction and exchange with partner classes in geographically distant locations (such as eTwinning, ePals, Flat Stanley Project, etc.), then you can send a short description (100 words) of your project to the digitaltechnologies4lt@gmail.com.
If you answer to this call you will offer valuable help to the students of the MA in DTLT and get feedback and ideas on possible ways to improve your project. Additionally, selected projects will be published on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UoN.MA.DTLT) of the MA in DTLT with respective recognition of your contribution.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Students of MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching write for Wikipedia

One of the assignments of the Telecollaboration in Language Learning module of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching engaged students in contributing significant new material to the Digital Literacy page on Wikipedia.
You may see how the article was before (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Digital_literacy&oldid=628806844) and after (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Digital_literacy&oldid=629683063) our students’ contribution.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Call for language teachers who run telecollaborative projects from the students of the Master of Arts in ‘Digital Technologies for Language Teaching’ of the University of Nottingham (MA in DTLT)

If you run a ‘telecollaborative’ project, or, to put it simply, if you engage your students in virtual intercultural interaction and exchange with partner classes in geographically distant locations (such as eTwinning, ePals, Flat Stanley Project, etc.), then you can send a short description (100 words) of your project to the digitaltechnologies4lt@gmail.com.
If you answer to this call you will offer valuable help to the students of the MA in DTLT and get feedback and ideas on possible ways to improve your project. Additionally, selected projects will be published on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UoN.MA.DTLT) of the MA in DTLT with respective recognition of your contribution.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Editing Wikipedia as part of an assignment

This week students of the "Telecollaboration in Language Learning" module of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching edit a Wikipedia page as part of their assignment.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Discussion on twitter about digital literacies


Join students of the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching on Twitter using #digilit for a lively discussion about digital literacies.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Conference presentation about the MA in DTLT

Join us on 13-14 November 2014 at Florence, Italy during the ICT for Language Learning International Conference. Dr. Cecilia Goria, Director of the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching, will present a paper titled: "A multimodal learning experience for the reshaping of language education: a professional development programme for language teachers".

Conference website: http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL/acceptedabstracts.php

The event on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2014/pixelfirenze/

Monday, 18 August 2014

Would you like to study for a postgraduate degree on language teaching at one of the most prestigious UK universities?

Would you like to study for a postgraduate degree on language teaching at one of the most prestigious UK universities? If so, then apply for the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (distance learning).
The MA in DTLT provides a solid grounding in the pedagogical and practical aspects of new learning technologies, with a specific focus on language learning and teaching.
The MA consists of one core module, four modules chosen from a series of options listed below and an individually supervised dissertation.
The modules on offer are:
    Advanced Language Teaching: technology-enhanced creative writing in a foreign language
    Integrating Technology in Course Design and Assessment
    Game based learning
    Research methods
    Second language acquisition and teaching
    Telecollaboration for Language Learning
    Teaching Translation with Technology

There is no obligation to enroll in the course even if we make you an unconditional offer. If you’re not sure that you meet the entry requirements for your course, applying is the best way to find out.

For more information visit the official website of the programme: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/language-centre/teaching/dtlt.aspx

Friday, 25 July 2014

Multimodality, deprofessionalisation and the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching

What is the role of Multimodality in an online professional development programme for language teachers? Furthermore, what are the implications of de-professionalization of teachers and how it could be reversed?
"Eclectic approach or multimodal experience: a professional development programme for language teachers" presentation by Cecilia Goria and Marion Sadoux in the Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference 2014 provided a different perspective on multimodality in online courses and re-professionalisation of language teachers.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

There is still time to apply for the MA in DTLT

The MA programme in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (distance learning) provides a solid grounding in the pedagogical and practical aspects of new learning technologies, with a specific focus on language learning and teaching.
The MA consists of one core module, four modules chosen from a series of options listed below and an individually supervised dissertation.
The modules on offer are:
  • Advanced Language Teaching: technology-enhanced creative writing in a foreign language
  • Integrating Technology in Course Design and Assessment
  • Game based learning
  • Research methods 
  • Second language acquisition and teaching
  • Telecollaboration for Language Learning
  • Teaching Translation with Technology

There is no obligation to enroll in the course even if we make you an unconditional offer. If you’re not sure that you meet the entry requirements for your course, applying is the best way to find out.

For more information visit the official website of the programme: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/language-centre/teaching/dtlt.aspx

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Scholarship for the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching

Applicants to the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (Distance Learning) are entitled to apply for the University of Nottingham Language Centre Bursary (£1500-application deadline summer 2014).


More info: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas/studywithus/postgraduate/pg-funding/schoolstudentships.aspx

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Scholarships for the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching

Applicants to the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (Distance Learning) are also entitled to apply for the University of Nottingham Language Centre Bursary (currently £1500-application deadline summer 2014). For information and application forms, contact the programme director Dr. Cecilia Goria (cecilia.goria@nottingham.ac.uk)


For more information click here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas/studywithus/postgraduate/pg-funding/schoolstudentships.aspx

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

10 ways the University of Nottingham can help your future career

It's never too early to start planning for your future and working towards your dream career at University of Nottingham.
As a world-class university with a global reputation for employability, The University of Nottingham offers a range of careers support and resources to students and alumni, including an award-winning Careers and Employability Service, to help you make the most of your time at university and a great start to your career.

Here is how the University of Nottingham can help you prepare for your future career:
  1. A global reputation among employers
  2. World-class teaching and research
  3. A truly international experience
  4. Building your employability skills
  5. Expert advice and guidance
  6. International careers resources
  7. Helping you find work during your studies
  8. Working in the UK after graduating
  9. Industrial placements
  10. Innovation and enterprise

Read more about the 10 ways The University of Nottingham can help you prepare for your future career: http://app.zubo.co.uk/t/r-081B51E00BF9E3E82540EF23F30FEDED

Monday, 26 May 2014

Student video competition 2014

UoN students are invited to film a video for Welcome Week and have a chance to win £500. Students may compete individually or in teams.
The video with the most views on YouTube will win the prize money.
To enter, email your name(s) and video idea to richard.whiston@nottingham.ac.uk by 5pm 13th June.
For full details and terms and conditions visit: http://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/news/article/6001/Student-Video-Competition-2014/

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

University of Nottingham 10th in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014


The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014 polls students across the UK on 21 aspects of university life that students themselves say matter to them most. They cover everything from academic and staffing issues to the quality of the social life, cost of on-campus services and the standard of facilities.
Below are some key highlights of the 2014 survey but you can view the full Student Experience Survey 2014 data: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.aspx?storyCode=2013333

Friday, 16 May 2014

Nottingham secures £162m to support more than 1,200 doctoral studentships

More than 1,200 PhD students will have their studies funded thanks to record levels of funding success at The University of Nottingham.
Over the last year, the University has had unprecedented success in securing awards totalling £162m to support a growth in doctoral studentships. This level of funding reflects Nottingham's status as a world leading research institution, ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide and no.7 in the UK.

More info: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2014/may/nottingham-secures-162m-to-support-more-than-1,200-doctoral-studentships.aspx

Thursday, 15 May 2014

May Fest 2014 - free interactive fun for all ages

For the sixth year running the University welcomed students, staff, and members of the community to University Park, for a day of free interactive fun for all ages.

















More photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152106953378597.1073741897.129665168596&type=1

Monday, 12 May 2014

C. Goria to the Guardian: "There is no longer a four-walled classroom"

Dr. Cecilia Goria, academic director of the Master of Arts in Language Teaching, was interviewed by Martin Williams from the Guardian about the effects of technology in language teaching.
She stated that "there is no longer a four-walled classroom; teaching and learning now extends beyond that", yet she dismissed the idea of using technology as a silver bullet for language teaching arguing  that "using technology for the sake of it doesn't add anything to either the teaching or the learning. It is really only an improvement if it goes hand-in-hand with a change in the pedagogy."


The interview was part of the technology in language teaching series funded by Rosetta Stone: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/may/12/technology-language-teaching-learning-pedagogy

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

What types of learning may occur through casual use of Facebook?

What types of learning may occur through casual use of Facebook? This study, conducted by one of our guest tutors in the MA in DTLT programme, Angelos Konstantinidis, attempts to shed some light on this perplexing question.
Read the full article here: http://www.ojcmt.net/articles/42/4210.pdf

Monday, 28 April 2014

Why not study for a Masters degree? School Scholarships

Why not study for a Masters degree? It could give you the edge you're looking for.
The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies of the University of Nottingham (one of the UK's oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities) offers a number of scholarships for applicants to the MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (distance learning).
Visit now http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas/studywithus/postgraduate/pg-funding/schoolstudentships.aspx to get more info and learn how to apply to study with us!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Academic English Support (Insessional) Programmes - The University of Nottingham

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) is offering dissertation writing help to International and EU students.
For more information and registration details visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cele/insessional/celeinsessional.aspx

Thursday, 24 April 2014

More than 500 people attend University’s biggest ever TEDx event on campus

More than 500 people attend University’s biggest ever TEDx event on campus Nottingham alumnus documentary film maker Taghi Amirani (Physics 1984) was one of the guest speakers at TEDxUoN alongside his former head of department, Nobel prize winning scientist Sir Peter Mansfield.

Read more info about the event here: https://www.alumni.nottingham.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Alumni-News/Alumni-Latest-news-24/04/14

 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

‪#‎StandByMe‬ - We Are International

The University of Nottingham is proud to support the ‪#‎StandByMe‬ selfie campaign celebrating international friendships at UK universities.

Click the link to find out how you and your friends can contribute to this great initiative: http://www.weareinternational.org.uk/stand-by-me/

Monday, 6 January 2014

Particle - online creative writing magazine of the University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus's School of English has launched a new online creative writing magazine. Submissions are welcomed from any University of Nottingham student or staff member from the Malaysia, China or UK campuses.

Enjoy reading the first issue here: http://particle.sanottingham.org/