Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies through Online Communication in Multiple Modes

This task sequence will allow student teachers to develop media competence and design tasks for telecollaborative learning environments. The task sequence is made up of four tasks or steps. Students should work in international teams with 1-2 students representing the different institutions in each team. After a getting-to-know task (task 1) they explore different online tools to develop their e-literacy skills (task 2) before they develop teaching competences using these tools. To make students aware of the various aspects and the potential of multimodality they are then asked to analyze a website looking at issues such as content, communication modes and targeted user groups (task 3). Based on their acquired competences the pre-service teachers then design a collaborative learning task for their future learners which focuses on developing learners’ multimodal competence as well as intercultural communicative competence (task 4) by using the tools they have used in task 2.



Clone of E-Literacy: Exploring online tools

This task has been designed around the concept of e-literacy skills that is the skills needed for efficient use of online tools. The students work in international groups, choose one of the pre-selected tools (e.g. a blog, wiki, ning, a forum) and analyze it on the basis of two sets of guiding questions. Moreover, a list of competences by M. Pegrum (2009) is attached for reference. Students’ reactions are then posted in a respective forum (or recorded) and commented upon by their partners.

E-Literacy: Exploring online tools

This task has been designed around the concept of e-literacy skills that is the skills needed for efficient use of online tools. The students work in international groups, choose one of the pre-selected tools (e.g. a blog, wiki, ning, a forum) and analyze it on the basis of two sets of guiding questions. Moreover, a list of competences by M. Pegrum (2009) is attached for reference. Students’ reactions are then posted in a respective forum (or recorded) and commented upon by their partners.