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Critical Digital Pedagogies in Modern Languages - a Tutorial Collection

Collection launched: 28 Aug 2020

Digital culture and technology offer both new opportunities and new challenges to the study of modern languages and cultures. Language practitioners and learners already engage with digital media in a variety of ways and in some areas (notably language learning) this engagement has both history and depth. Nevertheless, there has been relatively little discussion of the place and role of ‘the digital’ across Modern Languages, and practitioners are often not clear how to develop critical digital literacies in their educational or research practice.

This collection of Digital Modern Languages tutorials is the outcome of a Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint organised by the ‘Digital Mediations’ strand on the Language Acts & Worldmaking project, which was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under its Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).

It offers an assortment of open educational resources which can be instantly applied and adapted in numerous Modern Languages educational settings. It presents the theoretical and practical context for a range of critical digital approaches in the field, including intermedial and transmodal interactions, online Content and Language Integrated Learning, task-based simulated environments, digital curation and annotation, geospatial representation, computational text analysis and corpus linguistics.

Paul Spence and Renata Brandão

Guest editors: Paul Spence and Renata Brandão

Photo by Lucas Benjamin on Unsplash.