Dudeney, Gavin, Nicky Hockly and Mark Pegrum. Digital Literacies. Harlow, England: Pearson, 2013.
This book is organized in four chapters:
- From research to implications – you’ll find a framework of digital literacies.
- From implications to application – you’ll find a digital activities grid, descriptions of activities and a number of worksheets. worksheets can slso be obtained online.
- From application to implementation – you’ll find information about how to integrate digital literacies in your teaching practice depending on your context and the syllabus you are working with.
- From implementation to research – you’ll find suggestions about how to continue your own learning about digital literacies as you work through challenges that arise. There is detailed description of building and maintaining a personal learning network (PLN).
Ko, N., & St-Jean, P. (2012). Tutela.ca – A New Canada-wide Online Resource and Community of Practice. INSCAN Special Issue on Settlement Language Training.
This article describes Tutela.ca, a pan-Canadian online repository and community for ESL and French as a Second Language (FSL) practitioners across the country. The repository holds a wide range of language training resources from Canada, including lesson plans, assessment materials, classroom materials, learning objects and audio and video resources. Tutela.ca also functions as an online community of practice to share resources, and to access information about best practices. Users have access to discussion forums, special interest groups, information about job opportunities and resource recommendations and reviews. Within the context of this bibliography, Tutela.ca provides an essential resource to support practitioners to learn and share information about blended learning models, experiences and resources.
Retrievable from: http://torontonorthlip.ca/sites/torontonorthlip.ca/files/v24_se.pdf
TESOL Technology Standards. (2008). Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL).
This is the original TESOL Technology Standards Framework Document (2008) that was updated in 2011. When this edition was updated, the goals, standards and performance indicators weren’t changed, but the updated edition provides vignettes to put the material that you read in this older version into context. The 2011 edition also elaborates on research behind the standards and adds chapters for teacher trainers, administrators and online teachers.
TESOL Technology Standards Framework
Learning for Life: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework Appendix B: Recommendations for Integrating Technology. (2011). Bow Valley College.
This Appendix to the Alberta ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework outlines the program and classroom considerations and some practical strategies for the successful integration of technology in the ESL classroom. The document also includes a sample three-stage progression of computer skills development used in a Computer-Enhanced ESL literacy program at Bow Valley College, charting learner progression from familiarization to application.
Chambers, E., Grida, S., Ilott, W., Messaros, C., & Dawson, K. (2011). ATESL Adult ESL Curriculum Framework E-Learning. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language.
The ATESL ESL Curriculum Framework, Section 8, focuses on E-learning. This section offers a comprehensive review of the essential elements for the successful integration of technology in ESL instruction. It includes an examination of the benefits of E-Learning and a discussion of the guiding principles for the design of effective learning activities and assessment strategies. The review also includes an overview of the importance of supporting the development of digital literacy for students to enable them to participate productively in E-Learning. Finally the review describes the role of instructor “e-practices” in relation to the successful integration of E-Learning and highlights the critical importance of professional development for instructors to enable them to take advantage of the full potential of E-Learning.
Retrievable from: https://www.atesl.ca/resources/atesl-adult-esl-curriculum-framework/
Bonk, C. J., & Graham, C. R. (2012). The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs. John Wiley & Sons.
This book focuses on business, higher education and workplace. There is also a section on future trends. It highlights most recent practices and trends from a global perspective. It is included here although there is little or no focus on language teaching and learning, but because it is often referred to as “The” guide to blended learning.
Neumeier, P. (2005). A closer look at blended learning – parameters for designing a blended learning environment for language teaching and learning. ReCALL, 17(2), 163–178.
This journal article, written at a time when interest was building in blended learning, despite the fact that there was not a lot of research related to it, is widely cited in the literature. Neumeier provides a framework to address the question about which combination of modes provides the best blended language teaching and learning environment. Her goal is to help practitioners see and understand the complexity of blended learning environments so that they can make good use of blended learning. She provides a clear definition of blended learning and stresses the importance of finding the most effective and efficient combination of face to face and computer-assisted learning for the specific learners, context and objectives. She makes it clear that there is no course design that will work for all situations – neither in the face-to-face component, nor in the computer-assisted component. Neumeier’s six parameters identify the criteria to take into consideration for designing a course or program.
Available for Purchase (USD $30.00) at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=355476
Marsh, D. (2012). Blending Learning in a Web 2.0 World: Creating Learning Opportunities for Language Learners. Cambridge University Press.
This booklet provides a short history of the term “blended learning” and traces its development from the notion in 2000 of simply supplementing classroom learning with self-study e-learning activities to its use today to mean any combination of different methods of learning, different learning environments and different learning styles. While not focused on ESL, it is a good resource to set the stage while providing practical guides and templates.