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Presented at the Open University on July 11, 2012 for the event entitled: Open tools for teaching and learning:corpora and e-portfolios

Presented at the Open University on July 11, 2012 for the event entitled: Open tools for teaching and learning:corpora and e-portfolios

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  • 1. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012 ADDRESSING ACADEMIC LITERACIES Corpus-based Open Educational Resources Alannah Fitzgerald
  • 2. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012TOETOE (ˈt ɪtɔɪ) ɔTechnology for Open English – Toying with Open E-resources Overview: • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Higher Education • Academic literacies • Published EAP resources • Academic Vocabulary Lists • AWL vs AVLs • Corpus Of Contemporary American (COCA) English • Linked data for enhanced OER • WordandPhrase & FLAX • British Academic Written English (BAWE) OER http://www.flickr.com/photos/60810582@N04/
  • 3. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Free language resource projectsFLAX, WordandPhrase, Lextutor, AntConc AntConc video tutorials h p://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/antconc_index.html
  • 4. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Publisher priority: black ‘n’ white teachers’ books
  • 5. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Publisher Priority: overreliance on textbooksEAP vs ESAPAWL vs AVLs• Going back to the source with open corpus-based resources and projects• Keeping up with tools and trends from the research http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=9780131833081#
  • 6. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Linked data for enhanced OER http://www.flickr.com/photos/reedsturtevant/4288406152
  • 7. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Academic Vocabulary ListsWordandPhrase Corpus of Contemporary American English http://www.wordandphrase.info/academic/analyzeText.asp
  • 8. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Academic vocabulary lists110-million words from COCA academic sub-corpus (2011) http://www.flickr.com/photos/reedsturtevant/4288406152
  • 9. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Academic sub-corpora & resources
  • 10. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Academic genres
  • 11. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Linked resources = super resources
  • 12. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012FLAX – Flexible Language Acquisition Flexible Language Acquisition library
  • 13. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012 BAWE
  • 14. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012BAWE collections in FLAXBritish Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus http://tinyurl.com/c42rekz
  • 15. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Link to corpora, the web, thesauri... http://tinyurl.com/cq2mtmg
  • 16. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Link to Wikipedia http://tinyurl.com/c42rekz
  • 17. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Beyond the textbook
  • 18. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012BALEAP Competencies with resources cut across the whole of the TEAP framework http://www.baleap.org.uk/baleap/parties-projects/eap-teacher-competencies/
  • 19. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012Beyond audience boundariesRussell Stannard - Teacher Training Videos http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  • 20. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012
  • 21. eLC extra: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching 11 July 2012 Email: fitzgerald@education.concordia.ca;Blog: Technology for Open English – Toying with Open E-resources www.alannahfitzgerald.org Twitter: @AlannahFitz Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/