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Programme Advising
2020-21
Postgraduate Diploma and M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction

Learning Strategies and Methods


The programme will be delivered fully online using the Open Campus “Learning Exchange” environment (Moodle) and web-conferencing software (e.g. Blackboard Collaborate).  This means that all materials, teaching-learning activities and assessments will be made available through the online learning management system of the Open Campus. In instances where students are required to engage in course-related activity off-line in the real-world environment, all output from such activity, in whatever format, must be submitted through the learning management system.


Assessment


Assessment for all courses - 100% course work. The course work will normally be broken down into three components: Components A, B, and C. Students will get detailed information about the assessment activities for each course in the course space. All courses require participation in the online space, as participation will contribute to the overall grade.


Programme Support


Role Contact Person Email
Programme Manager       Mrs. Emmogene Budhai-Alvaranga emmogene.budhai-alvaranga@open.uwi.edu
Course Delivery Assistant   academicsupport@open.uwi.edu 

The helpdesk (in conjunction with Learning Support Specialists) is available to assist with technical issues inclusive of appropriate systems to be downloaded, assistance with UWIOC email/ password, uploading of assignments, etc. You may contact them at helpdesk@open.uwi.edu

 

PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – AUGUST 2020 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students starting their studies in August 2020 can be downloaded from the link: Programme Advising for Literacy Instruction - August 2020 Intake.

 

PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – JANUARY 2020 INTAKE (Revised Schedule)

The Programme Schedule for students starting their studies in January 2020 can be downloaded from the link: Revised Programme Advising Schedule for Literacy Instruction - January 2020 Intake

 
PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – AUGUST 2019 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students starting their studies in August 2019 is given below. All New Graduate Students need to register and complete OOL6001:Graduate Introduction to Online Learning in the first semester.


Download the Programme Schedule for August 2019 Intake at the link:  Programme Advising for Literacy Instruction - August 2019

 

Postgraduate Diploma and M. Ed. in Literacy Instructions (August 2019 Intake Only) 2019-20
Course Name Year / Semester
OOL6001 - Graduate Introduction to Online Learning Y1 / Sem I
EDLS6501 - Foundations of Literacy Instruction Y1 / Sem I
EDLS6502 - Best Practices in Literacy Instruction Y1 / Sem II
EDLS6503 - The Literacy Curriculum Y1 / Sem II 
EDLS6504 - Literacy Assessment Summer / Sem III
EDLS6505 - Literacy Materials Design Summer / Sem III
 
Note: Upon successful completion of the courses above, students will have the option of exiting this programme and will be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Literacy Instructions.
EDLS6506 - Leadership in Literacy Instruction  Y2 / Sem I
EDLS6507 - Research Methods Y2 / Sem I
EDLS6520 - Research Paper (I) Y2 / Sem II 
EDLS6520 - Research Paper (II) Summer / Sem III
Please note that this schedule is subject to change by the Programme Delivery Department

 

 


Textbooks


The following are required Semester 1 textbooks for students accepted to read for the Post Graduate Diploma / the Master in Literacy Instruction:

Graduate Introduction to Online Learning - OOL6001

♦ Creme P. and Lea M.R.(Latest edition). Writing at University (3rd edition.), UK: Open University Press.  

N.B. Since this book is available in our online library, purchase is not required. However, you will find this text invaluable during this course and throughout the programme. We, therefore, recommend that you purchase your personal copy for easy reference.

Foundations of Literacy Instruction course - EDLS6501
 
♦ Rees-Miller, J. O'Grady, B. Archibald, J. and M. Aronoff (2010). Contemporary Linguistics 6th edition. New York: Bedford.
 
NB. While this is the latest edition, please note that prior editions are valid and can also be used.  Also note that authors’ names may rotate between editions
 

 
PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – JANUARY 2019 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in January 2019 can be downloaded from the link: Programme Advising for Literacy Instruction-January 2019
 
 
PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – AUGUST 2018 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in August 2018 can be downloaded from the link: Programme Advising for Literacy Instruction-August 2018
 
 
PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – JANUARY 2018 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in January 2018 can be downloaded from the link:
 
 
PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – AUGUST 2017 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for Students who started their studies in August 2017 can be downloaded from the link:
   

PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – JANUARY 2017 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in January 2017 can be downloaded from the link: Literacy Instruction Programme Advising – January 2017 cohort
 
PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – AUGUST 2016 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in August 2016 can be downloaded from the link:

Postgraduate Diploma and M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction (August 2016)
 

PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – JANUARY 2016 INTAKE

The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in January 2016 can be downloaded from the link: Postgraduate Diploma and M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction (January 2016)

PROGRAMME DELIVERY SCHEDULE – September 2015 INTAKE
The Programme Schedule for students who started their studies in September 2015 can be downloaded from the link: Postgraduate Diploma and M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction (September 2015)