Postgraduate Course: Language, culture and communication in online learning (EDUA11154)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will be suitable for access by participants who have an interest in e-learning, using the WWW and language studies. The course will focus primarily on language as a tool for communication in society, in particular in the use of electronic media. Participants will engage with systematic analysis of language and the use of language in a local and global context.
On completion of the course, participants will have gained an understanding of communication, discourse communities, culture and identity, related to the growing use of communication technology and English as the language of international communication.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11110)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables. Broadband is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course participants will be able to:
discuss the nature of language, culture and communication in society using a variety of theoretical standpoints
relate issues of culture, identity and globalization to current and emerging technologies
evaluate the role of text and technology in the construction of meaning and the social world
critically evaluate current research and case studies which focus on the relationship between language, communication, culture and e-learning
analyse and evaluate the language of a selected discourse community, in terms of power, identity and culture
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be delivered flexibly and online.
|Course organiser||Ms Ruby Rennie
Tel: (0131 6)51 6331
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Edie
Tel: (0131 6)50 6528