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.
Links from the OER Hangout chat:
- COERLL’s OER course: http://bit.ly/coerll-course
- LOERN - COERLL's OER community:http://community.coerll.utexas.edu/
- OER resource list: https://tinyurl.com/CESLOER (Julianne Hammink)
- Sample chapter: https://arizona.box.com/s/8xpvjpr5oiepfggui7938bsoi0rgoxww (Julianne Hammink)
- Sample video: https://arizona.box.com/s/7oejzmxurm496jfakw0nkwihzoo40m4t (Julianne Hammink)
- Creative Commons-licensed OER training materials: https://new.library.arizona.edu/instructors/oer/benefits
- Open Textbook Network - Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students: https://press.rebus.community/makingopentextbookswithstudents
- OER repositories (search engines):
- OASIS - https://oasis.geneseo.edu
- Mason OER Metafinder - https://oer.deepwebaccess.com/oer/desktop/en/search.html
- MERLOT - https://www.merlot.org - important: not all Merlot content is technically OER
- OER Commons - https://www.oercommons.org
- See more repositories listed in COERLL's blog post: http://blog.coerll.utexas.edu/?s=repositories
- Add/display your OER on the OER Commons repository: https://www.oercommons.org/login?next=/courses/add