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Critical Digital Pedagogies for Modern Languages in Higher Education

How do critical digital literacies help us to engage productively with multilingual research topics? In what ways can emerging digital methods reshape how learners engage with modern languages and cultures? These were the questions asked by the Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint, a physical and virtual event designed to create a variety of open educational resources demonstrating the critical use of digital tools and methods for teachers, learners and researchers involved in languages- and cultures-focused teaching and research. 

The outcome of this event was the open access Critical Digital Pedagogies in Modern Languages – a Tutorial Collection published on the Modern Languages Open platform in 2020. In this panel, four of the tutorial authors provide their reflections on the challenges of creating open educational resources that address multilingual topics in learning and research in Higher Education.

For full details of the session content and speakers, please visit: https://digitalmodernlanguages.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/registration-open-critical-digital-pedagogies-for-modern-languages-in-higher-education-wednesday-3-march-2021-4-30-6-30pm-gmt/


  • Donna Alexander (TWi, Ireland)
  • Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford, United States)
  • Emanuela Patti (Royal Holloway, UK)
  • Gimena del Rio Riande (IIBICRIT-CONICET, Argentina)

Registration is free but please book in advance via the IMLR website to be given access to the seminar: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23972

The Digital Modern Languages series is part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative, and is supported by OWRI projects Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and Language Acts and Worldmaking projects, and by the AHRC Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages (Janice Carruthers). The series is convened by Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research).