The Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint is a physical and virtual event designed to create a variety of open educational resources demonstrating the critical and applied use of digital tools and methods for teachers, learners and researchers interested in modern languages and cultures.
This initiative is led by the ‘Digital Mediations’ strand on the Language Acts & Worldmaking project which explores interactions and tensions between digital culture and Modern Languages (ML) research. The project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under its Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).
The DML tutorial writing sprint aims to:
- Produce a set of learning resources which will improve critical digital literacies in ML learning and research
- Facilitate greater engagement between digital practitioners and ML educators/researchers
- Provoke discussion about possible connections between digital literacies at secondary and HE levels and beyond
- Foster greater connection between ML and heritage/community language learning modes
- Provide students and researchers with new modes of engagement with ML content and research
- Contribute to greater awareness of the importance of Modern Languages learning and research