Open Education

COERLL Materials

(creative commons usage licenses)
See the standards page to find out how these materials can help to meet proficiency standards.

Introduction to OER for Language Teachers

A guide for language teachers interested in using and creating OER

These modules are a resource for language educators who are interested in using and creating Open Educational Resources (OER). 


"Open Education and Second Language Learning and Teaching" book

A book of case studies on open practices and resources in language education

Compared with STEM fields, language education and second language acquisition have only slowly embraced open education and the new knowledge ecologies it produces. Language educators may have been hesitant to participate in the open education movement due to a lack of research which investigates the benefits and challenges of language learning and teaching in open environments. This book contextualizes open education in language learning and teaching via an historical overview of the movement, along with an in-depth exploration of how the open movement affects language education beyond the classroom context; fills the research void by exploring aspects of open second language learning and teaching across a range of educational contexts; and illustrates new ways of creating, adapting and curating FL materials that are freely shared among language educators and students.

Edited by Carl S. Blyth, Joshua J. Thoms
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Open Badges for Foreign Language Education

Introduction to earning and issuing open digital badges.

Open digital badges are online representations of earned knowledge and skills. Badges make it easy to validate and make visible the variety of learning that happens in formal and informal contexts. Most importantly, they have the potential to help change how we assign value to what, where, and how people learn. This website provides an introduction to badges and guidance for educators who want to begin earning and creating open digital badges.

Carl Blyth et al
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Voices for Openness in Language Learning

Open education and language learning in practice.

This website features the stories of forward-thinking students, educators, content developers, and technologists carrying the banner of Open Education in language learning. We hope these voices will inspire and incite more sharing and collaboration.