HomeCurric 743 (Summer 2017): Technologies for Deep Language Learning*
June 12-July 8; M,W,F 2:00-5:00pm
Francois Tochon

online course

Critical understanding of recent developments in research related to educational technology and its implications for World Language Education and Second Language Acquisition, through feedback and support to conceptualizing, contextualizing, and solving language education-related problems. Among other topics we will analyze the limits of instrumental reason when it is not subservient to reflective practice and theoretical wisdom, principles for appropriate technology integration into teaching, global learning of other cultures, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC), learning languages in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE), multimedia language teaching and emerging technologies in teaching languages and culture from non-positivistic perspectives like art-based inquiry, community-building through cyberspace, online ethnography, critical interviewing, participatory action-research, and new trends in visual semiotics. We will extend our discussion to topics such as internet addiction, transhumanism, futurology, and singularity.  For more information: ftochon@education.wisc.edu