Julianne Hammink – Instructional Design & Development Coordinator, CESL, University of Arizona
David Thompson – Professor of Spanish, Luther College
Sonia Balasch – Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Department of Language and Literature, Eastern Mennonite University
Margherita Berti - Doctoral student, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona
Join us to hear how engagement with OER and/or OEP influenced the teaching practices of four language instructors. There will be a 25 minute presentation segment, and the rest of the hour will be for questions and discussion.
Information about presenters and their work:
Sonia Balasch worked with a team of colleagues to create Español y cultura en perspectiva: A collection of nine critical-thinking thematic lessons composed of Spanish language readings and communicative activities for intermediate-level students of Spanish.
Margherita Berti created Italian Open Education, a website that offers a collection of openly-licensed and free-to-use 360-degree virtual reality videos for Italian learners and teachers.
Julianne Hammink is working with the Center for ESL at the University of Arizona to develop instructional materials for ESL and Academic Pathways programs. These materials are developed from Open Educational Resources. They are finishing the first year of the project, and many of our instructional materials are now in use.
David Thompson completed a series of problem-based learning units for advanced students of Spanish available to instructors online as OER to use or modify. The purpose of the units is to provide advanced students of Spanish a series of compelling problems from Spanish culture and society to solve collaboratively in small teams.