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Learning Technologies in EAP

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Welcome to the course

Welcome to the course

Thanks for joining us here. The tutor team of David Read, Nick Murgatroyd and Bashar Obeyed welcome you and hope you find the next 10 weeks engaging, stimulating and interesting. And – of course – we hope you learn a lot about using technology to enhance your EAP classes.

Now, the first unit will be available on Friday 21st January at 10.00 UK time and will be available by scrolling down to the bottom of this page. However, if you are here early, there are still things you can do. Please watch the introduction video below to get an outline of the course and information about how to access the course content. Good luck!

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The course is 10 weeks' long and the course modules are released on a Friday at 10.00 (UK time)

We estimate around 3-4 hours a week. We understand that you have busy working lives and we don't want to pile too much on top of that. We also hope that it integrates well with your teaching, so some of those hours are a natural part of what you do anyhow. 

To help you organise your life around this course better, here are some of the key dates and tasks that need to be completed.   If you are unclear about any of them, don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Friday 18th February to Wednesday 2nd March: Group Assignment on virtual learning environments. 

Friday 11th March: Individual final assignment set.

Friday 1st April: Final unit released.

Friday 1st April: Official end of course.

Monday 25th April: deadline for individual final assignment.

Monday 2nd May: removal of access to course. 


Generally, no. The idea behind the course is that you can work through it at times in the week that are suitable for you, whether that's early morning, evening or weekends. There are only two times during the course where you may need to be online at a specific time. Around three weeks into the course we give you the option of an online one to one chat with one of the tutors to discuss progress. Also at the end  of the course we run a webinar to sum up the course and share experiences. And both of those are optional anyhow, so it's really your choice. 

You need to complete all the modules and contribute reasonably to the course forums. In module 4 there will be a collaborative task with other members of the course that you will need to complete and at the end of the course there is a short final individual assignment for you to complete. If you do all these things, you will finish the course successfully and qualify for a certificate. There is no assessment/pass mark as such as we view this as a formative and developmental course.

Yes, you will, issued by the ELTC, University of Sheffield. However, there are no credits attached to this course, it’s purely developmental. Please note though that to receive the certificate, you need to complete all the final assignment and contribute regularly to the course forums.

In some form, yes. Participants who complete the course and submit the assignment will be given permanent access to a self-study version of the course containing most of the content and will be able to access the course forum via a special group set up. 

If you are having any technical issues with the site or working through the course, please contact us on and we'll respond within 24 hours to deal with your problems. 

You should be able to access the website on either your phone or tablet just by going to the browser on your device and going to the site link. Most of the content should be visible and should fit well onto a mobile device.

This site stores your name and email address upon registration as well as any comments you make on individual posts or forums. At the end of the course or if you leave the course early, those details will be deleted. The site also stores your comments/forum posts and these will be deleted at the end of the course as well. None of this data is shared with any other individuals outside of the course tutors and will not be unless you give your explicit consent.

At the end of the course, you can request all of the data related to you (forum posts etc) to be made available in PDF format to keep.