BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EDUC-286 - Technological Innovations & Languages II - 3.00 Credits

EDUC-286 - Technological Innovations & Languages II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Technological Innovations & Languages II will instruct students in the theory and practice of embracing new technology in language-revitalization pedagogy. Students will explore (i) advanced application of multimedia technology tools (including digital audio, video and text), (ii) theory and practice of mentoring, having students take the role of web-mentor, and developing communication protocols with their students, and (iii) integration and evaluation of these new tools in language renewal programs.
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  • Prerequisites : EDUC 285,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • develop teach Aboriginal language lessons using audio-, video-, and text-messaging with current technology;

  • create and integrate multi media into Aboriginal language teaching and learning resources;

  • build interactive multimedia resources for teaching and learning an Aboriginal language with programs such as Ezedia; and

  • evaluate and demonstrate the use of multimedia, interactive and web-based teaching and learning resources that focus on an Aboriginal language.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Hinton, L., Vera, M., & Steele, N. (2002). How to Keep Your Language Alive: A Commonsense Approach to One-on-One Language Learning. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books.

  • Indigenous Language Institute. (2004). Awakening Our Languages. Santa Fe, NM: Author.
  • Other Resources:
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (1999). ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners. Yonkers, NY: ACTFL.

  • Assembly of First Nations. (1992). Towards Rebirth of First Nations Languages. Ottawa, ONT: AFN.

  • Bennett, R. (2003). Saving a Language with Computers, Tape Recorders, and Radio. In J. Reyhner, O. V. Trujillo, R. L. Carrasco & L. Lockard (Eds.), Nurturing Native Languages (pp. 59-77). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

  • Brand, P., Elliott, J., & Foster, K. (2002). Language Revitalization Using Multimedia. In From Oral Traditions to Multimedia (pp. 245-246). Saanich, B.C.: Saanich Language Revitalization Project.

  • CALICO. (2004). Scholarly Activities in Compter-Assisted Language Learning; Development, Pedagogical Innovations, and Research. Available: www.calico.org (Accessed 28 June 2004).

  • Fishman, J. A. (1991). Reversing Language Shift: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Assistance to Threatened Languages. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Limited.

  • Gardner, E. B. (2002). Tset Hikwstewx Te Sqwelteltset, We hold our language high: The meaning of Halq'eméylem language renewal in the everyday lives of Stó:L? people. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Simon Fraser University.

  • The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice. (2001)L. Hinton & K. Hale (Eds.). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

  • Hinton, L. (1993). Flutes of Fire: Essays on California Indian Languages. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books.

  • Ka'awa, M., & Hawkins, E. (1997). Incorporating Technology Into a Hawaiian Language Curriculum. J. Rheyner (Ed.), (pp. 151-157). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

  • Morrison, S., & Peterson, L. (2003, March). Using Technology to Teach Native American Languages. Available: http://www.cal.org/resources/langlink/feb03contents.html (Accessed June 28 2004).

  • Parks, D. R., Kushner, J., Hooper, W., Flavin, F., Yellow Bird, D., & Ditmar, S. (1999). Documenting and maintaining Native American languages for the 21st century: The Indiana University Model. In J. Reyhner, G. Cantoni, R. N. St. Clair & E. P. Yazzie (Eds.), Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (pp. 59-83). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

  • Reyhner, J. (1999). Introduction: Some Basics of Indigenous Language Revitalization. In J. Reyhner, G. Cantoni, R. N. St. Clair & E. P. Yazzie (Eds.), Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (pp. v-xx). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

  • Reyhner, J., & Tennant, E. (1995, Spring). Maintaining and Renewing Native Languages. The Bilingual Research Journal, 19(2), 279-304.

  • Rubin, D. S. (1999). Sm'algyax Language Renewal: Prospects and Options. In J. Reyhner, G. Cantoni, R. N. St. Clair & E. P. Yazzie (Eds.), Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (pp. 17-32). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

  • Warschauer, M. (1996). Computer-Assisted Language Learning: An Introduction. In S. Fotos (Ed.), Multimedia language teaching (pp. 3-20). Tokyo: LogosInternational.

  • Warschauer, M., & Donaghy, K. (1997). Leokï: A Powerful Voice of Hawaiian Language Revitalization. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 10(4), 349-362.

  • Transfer Credits: Course transfer information can be found at http:/www.bccat.bc.ca.
    Other Information: Education Council approved November 2006.