Course Calendar -- DEMO
Spring Semester

GSL520/GED565: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Online
Saint Michael's College
Christine Bauer-Ramazani

The course is delivered through the Saint Michael's Online Portal of eCollege--This is just a demo site!  If you are a currently enrolled student, you have reached this site in error.  Please go to http://smcvtonline.org and use the log-in information and password you have been sent.

Contact the instructor for up-to-date course information.

Changes may be made to the syllabus as necessary and in communication with the class participants. 

Week

Dates

Topics

Reading

Assignments/Projects Due
(due on Sundays at midnight, unless otherwise noted)

1

Jan. 14-20


INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND CALL:
Introduction to the course; Navigating; Using Windows XP;  signing up for CALL Lesson for a WebQuest;
Using chat; Setting up Yahoo!Messenger and Skype for interaction

E/H-S, Ch. 1
See Assignments in Week 1 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects:
Sign up for collaborative multimedia CALL Lesson for a WebQuest

2 Jan. 21-27 Class Chat Meeting #1
(Date and timeTBA)

Creating PowerPoint presentations; downloading; viewing the Welcome video; subscriptions

E/H-S, Ch. 2 & 3

See Assignments in Week 2 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects:
a) Hands-On:
Short PPT slide show for CALL Lesson for a WebQuest

3 Jan. 28-Feb. 3
Word and the Writing Process
E/H-S, Ch. 11 & 12

See Assignments in Week 3 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: a) Hands-on--
Newsletter in Word; b) Interactive: Peer review of Wk 2 PPT CALL Lesson slide show (4-credit participants only)

4 Feb. 4-10
Using the Internet for teaching writing online--collaborating, revising, reviewing electronically;
Creating virtual learning space for interaction, collaboration, and file sharing
E/H-S, Ch. 27 & 13

See Assignments in Week 4 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: a) Interactive--Peer Review of Wk 3 Newsletter
(4-credit participants only) (b) Interactive: Creating a YahooGroup, Wiki, Blog, Voiceboard, or Podcast (4-credit participants only)

5 Feb. 11-17 Class Chat Meeting #2 
(Date and time TBA)
Adding pizzazz to PowerPoint slide shows
E/H-S, Ch. 5 & 19

See Assignments in Week 5 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2. Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction
3.  Projects: Interactive:
Collaborating on the CALL Lesson for a WebQuest (due as a merged and revised PPT CALL Lesson)

6 Feb. 20-24
(no "class" Feb. 18-19)

Strategies for collaboration in an online environment for the purpose of reviewing and critically evaluating WebQuests.
E/H-S, Ch. 8 & 9

See Assignments in Week 6 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2. Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction
3.  Projects: a) Reaction to postings on listserv; b) Timed WebQuest for a WebQuest

7 Feb. 25 - March 2 Authentic Task--Using the Internet for Language Teaching E/H-S, Ch. 25 & 26 

See Assignments in Week 7 for additional articles 

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3. Projects:Interactive/collaborative:
Work on Collaborative Web Site Review

8 March 3-9
Authentic Task--Using the Internet for Language Teaching
E/H-S, Ch. 20

See Assignments in Week 8 for additional articles 

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: Collaborative Web site review due

9 March 10-16 Class Chat Meeting #3 
(Date and time TBA)
Creating a web site with MS-FrontPage; Creating a WebQuest
E/H-S, Ch. 23

See Assignments in Week 9 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: Work on web site for Collaborative Multimedia WebQuest
  Mar. 17-24 Spring Break / Easter Holiday  

 

10 Mar. 25-30
 

Authentic Task--Using Software for Teaching

E/H-S, Ch. 5 & 10

See Assignments in Week 10 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: a) Hands-on: Collaborative Short Software review (4-credit participants only), due at end of Week 11; Work on web site for Collaborative Multimedia WebQuest

11 March 31-April 6
(Christine at TESOL, April 1-6)
Using Concordancing for teaching Review E/H-S, Ch. 12

See Assignments in Week 11 for additional articles 


1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects:
Collaborative Short Software review due (4-credit participants only);  Work on web site for Collaborative Multimedia WebQuest

12 Apr. 7-13
 
Class Chat  Meeting #4
(Date and time TBA)
Adding Content to Web Pages (MS FrontPage); Continuing collaborative multimedia WebQuest; Influence of culture on technology tools in the classroom
E/H-S, Ch. 22, 24, 21

See Assignments in Week 12 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: Work on web site for Collaborative Multimedia WebQuest

13 Apr. 14-20
Adding Content to Web Pages; Continuing WebQuest /  Authoring from Web Templates
E/H-S, Ch.16

See Assignments in Week 13 for additional articles  


1.  Readings and interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects: a) Hands-on:
one rubric + one exercise from templates;
b) Reaction to postings on listserv

14 Apr. 21-27 Class Chat  Meeting #5
(Date and time TBA)
Interaction Through Email (Asynchronous Communication)
E/H-S, Ch. 6 & 18

See Assignments in Week 14 for additional articles

1. Readings and Interaction
2.  Sharing what you learned: Hands-on Links and Interaction 
3.  Projects:
Collaborative multimedia WebQuest due April 27

15 April 38-May 2 Peer Reviews
Course Wrap-Up and Feedback
E/H-S, Ch. 28 & 29

See Assignments in Week 15 for additional articles

Course Evaluations

Christine Bauer-Ramazani
Date of last update: January 11, 2008