ELA 10 – New Media

Course Outline: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10 – NEW MEDIA (2 credits)

Course Duration:
You have one calendar year to complete this course from the date of Activation.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Thinking
  • Personal and Social Responsibility


The English Language Arts curriculum presents what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do, articulated in a learning progression that begins in Kindergarten and continues through Grade 12. It includes a focus on the joy of reading a variety of materials, including story and informational text, and on First Peoples content, worldviews, and Principles of Learning.

The curriculum is designed to empower students by providing them with strong communication skills, an understanding and appreciation of language and literature, and the capacity to engage fully as literate and responsible citizens in a digital age. Students are guided in their learning to think critically, creatively, and reflectively; to construct a sense of personal and cultural identity; and to be respectful of a range of perspectives and worldviews. The English Language Arts curriculum is a foundational component of education in British Columbia schools.

New Media 10 is designed to teach students digital literacy, helping them to be positive consumers and producers of digital content. Competencies of comprehending, connecting, creating, communicating, social responsibility, personal awareness and others will be addressed, building students’ skills in an increasingly complex digital world. The main units of study are Self in a Digital World; Media and Bias; Digital Citizenship; and Literature and Communication.


A computer with internet access; materials for this course are provided online.


Substantive Assignment = 5%
Assignments & Tests= 90%

For further curriculum details please refer to the BC Ministry of Education:

Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to log onto the course and submit one assignment each week (or have contact with the instructor). Students who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course. If you are active and withdraw from an online course, the Ministry of Education regulations will prohibit you from retaking this online course for two reporting periods.