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|This is the course plan for the second semester of the academic year 2023/2024. To check whether the course is being run this semester, go to the Virtual Campus section More UOC / The University / Programmes of study section on Campus. Once teaching starts, you'll be able to find it in the classroom. The course plan may be subject to change.
This course entails the development of a practical training experience where learners will apply the knowledge acquired throughout the academic program in a specific language learning context. The learners’ individual work will involve the development of a tangible pedagogical product, which will be designed, implemented (if possible) and evaluated. The use of technology in this pedagogical product or intervention will have to be justified taking into account the needs of the specific teaching and learning context. At the end of the course, the learners will need to submit a portfolio containing the documented evidence of the work done at each stage of the course. The document must highlight the feasibility of the possible implementation of the pedagogical product.
The practical training will have two modalities (one virtual and one face-to-face) developed in collaboration with different educational institutions, both national and international.
How does the practical training work?
There are two practicum options:
In any of these two modalities (external or internal), the student is placed in an "authentic" learning context, which confronts him with the reality of his professional field. Learners will be required to address a specific need drawn from the observation of a real learning context and build a proposal for a pedagogical intervention. The pedagogical intervention proposal will be validated before learners have to start developing it.
Students will be able to propose to carry out the practical training in an institution they are acquainted with and by means of an application process which will determine whether the institution meets the requirements to work as a practical training institution. If this is not the case and the learners do not have a specific institution in mind, they will be recommended to carry out the practical training at the UOC's ¿¿Center for Modern Languages.
In the event that the learners have a specific institution in mind, the UOC will establish a collaboration agreement which will allow the learner to carry out their practical training there. Both in the case of face-to-face and online practical training (external or internal), and although learners will have to carry out individual work, they will have constant and personalized support from the academic instructor at the UOC and the tutor in the educational institution. The tutor will be in charge of facilitating access to the institution, welcoming and helping learners to adapt and develop their pedagogical proposal. The learners’ individual work will involve the development of a product or pedagogical intervention that uses technology for language learning, after analyzing the needs of the specific teaching / learning context. In the case of face-to-face practical training, the learner will have to agree with the tutor in the educational institution about the topic of the pedagogical proposal before presenting the idea to the academic instructor at the UOC for validation.
|This is a compulsory course in the Master’s program in Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning.
|This is a course designed for professionals in the field of technology-mediated language teaching and learning in face-to-face contexts, online, or hybrid environments. This includes materials writers for online language learning, editors, and consultants for online language learning platforms.
It is highly recommended that the student registers for this course at the time when they are ready to finish the program. Ideally, the Practicum should be one of the last courses taken by the student, once the other courses (or most of them) have been completed. At least, the student should have completed a minimum 30 ECTS in order to be able to register for this course
Students need to have a level of Spanish (language of instruction) equal to B2, or higher, according to the Common European Frame of Reference in order to ensure that students have the necessary fluency to communicate and to understand the contents of the course without problems.
A reading comprehension level in English of B1, or higher, according to the Common European Frame of Reference, is recommended in order to access some of the sources and bibliographical resources that are only available in that language.
Information and communication technology (ICT) skills at user level are also recommended.
Before enrollment you need to complete the following process:
Go to UOC’s Virtual Campus / Procedures / Internships in companies / Curricular internships / Apply for a practical training / Apply for the practical training of the Master’s program in Technology-Mediated Language Teaching.
This process will need to be completed within certain dates that will be specified in the campus:
-November/December in order to start the practical training in March
These procedure involves:
Depending on the modality the learners choose (external or internal) the procedures might change slightly. This video (in Spanish) explains some of the steps detailed above:
If you have any doubts, please contact your tutor or contact the help service/Practicum.
You have some more information about the practical training in the description of the MA program:
This course will contribute to develop the following competencies: Basic (B), general (G), transversal (T), and specific (S)
These competencies are linked to learning outcomes that students will achieve through a series of tasks and for which they will be assessed:
The course is organized around four challenges or learning activities that will guide the work of the learners during the different stages. Each stage will be reviewed and assessed following a continuous evaluation approach.
The learners’ will take into account the needs of a specific teaching and learning context in order to design a pedagogical product which will have a technological component and which will be implemented (if possible) and evaluated. The use of technology in this proposed pedagogical intervention will have to be justified.
The learners will need to submit a portfolio containing the documented evidence of the work done at each stage of the course. The document must highlight the feasibility of the possible implementation of the pedagogical product.
The assessment process is based on students' own work and the assumption that this work is original and has been carried out by them.
In assessment activities, the following irregular behaviours, among others, may have serious academic and disciplinary consequences: someone else being involved in carrying out the student's assessment test or activity, or the work being not entirely original; copying another's work or committing plagiarism; attempting to cheat to obtain better academic results; collaborating in, covering up or encouraging copying; or using unauthorized material, software or devices during assessment.
If students are caught engaging in any of these irregular behaviours, they may receive a fail mark (D/0) for the assessable activities set out in the course plan (including the final tests) or in the final mark for the course. This could be because they have used unauthorized materials, software or devices (e.g. social networking sites or internet search engines) during the tests, because they have copied text fragments from an external source (internet, notes, books, articles, other student's projects or activities, etc.) without correctly citing the source, or because they have engaged in any other irregular conduct.
In accordance with the UOC's academic regulations , irregular conduct during assessment, besides leading to a failing mark for the course, may be grounds for disciplinary proceedings and, where appropriate, the corresponding punishment, as established in the UOC's coexistence regulations.
In its assessment process, the UOC reserves the right to: