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Presented at the Tertiary Writers' Network Colloquium at the University of Waikato in New Zealand on November 30, 2012.

Presented at the Tertiary Writers' Network Colloquium at the University of Waikato in New Zealand on November 30, 2012.



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  • Teachers can construct collections of different types: for different purposes and for different types of students. The collections can be: item specific domain and/or topic specific graded for levels of difficulty representative of a particular source or of a particular genre subsets of a larger corpus e.g. BAWE. Potentially students can also construct collections (see Charles, 2012)
  • Teachers can construct collections of different types: for different purposes and for different types of students. The collections can be: item specific domain and/or topic specific graded for levels of difficulty representative of a particular source or of a particular genre subsets of a larger corpus e.g. BAWE. Potentially students can also construct collections (see Charles, 2012)
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  • Noticing specific lexis from a collection of texts which you have uploaded – published literature and student writing for comparison work We can also embed the FLAX Moodle plug-in to your CMS and create your own corpora/libraries this way.
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  • A new method of giving individual items individual licenses in the metadata is apparently on its way
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  • Ylva –OER mash-up for language learning Do we want to say something about discipline-spec discourse types in uni lectures/seminars? Turn taking in uni seminars – uni of Birmingham – looking at different knowledge domains – something I saw at CLC in B ’ ham in July E.g. medical seminars – long turn from sts presenting case studies with input from tutor and other sts at the end. Hard sciences have a lot more stop and check the facts built into exchanges btwn sts and tutors -
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  • Shuffle time…or plant some of these in the audience??   Managing barriers and challenges - choose question cards from Chris ’ s Reusable Card Game to surface OER issues around: discoverability, interoperability, proved in use, moving online, my community research basis, metadata, brand, style/tone, appearance, reliability, quality check, cutting costs and, innovation. Locating materials - choose question cards from Chris ’ s Reusable Card Game to surface OER issues around: repurposeable, new n improved, learn new stuff, custom/habit of reuse, sharing is good, context-free, personalisation, adaptable, rarity, funding and, policy.
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Networking Open Tertiary Writing Resources Networking Open Tertiary Writing Resources Presentation Transcript

  • Networking OpenTertiary Writing ResourcesAlannah Fitzgerald
  • Overview• Growing Tertiary Writing Networks• Demonstrating Open Data-Driven Learning• Building Open Text Collections• Licensing with Creative Commons• Sharing and Re-using Tertiary Writing Resources• Planning for How to Share
  • Tweeting About Tertiary WritingThe TEFL/TESL world does this better...
  • TOETOE Technology for Open English Toying with Open E-r Alannah Fitzgeralds blog
  • The EAP Blogosphere
  •! Curating EAP Resources Steve Kirk
  • EAP Forum (EULEAP)
  • Which networks are youplugging into for resources andfor sharing your expertise?
  • SCORE Academic Practice & Accreditation
  • Data-Driven Learning for the Masses? The University of Waikato FLAX ProjectThe UK Higher Education Academy OER International Case Study for Re-use of Oxford University-Managed Corpora
  • What is a Digital Library?The digital library concept is applied to acollection of digital resources includingbut not restricted to those selected bythe teacher.
  • Collocation Collocation database database Any other Any other resource resourceDigital LibraryDigital Library Glossary Glossary
  • Learning Collocations collection in FLAX FLAX team collections building:Shaoqun Wu, Ian Witten, Margaret Franken, Xiaofeng Yu – Waikato University
  • The BAWE Collections in FLAXSee Nesi, H. and Gardner, S. (2012) Genres across the Disciplines: Student writing in higher education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wikify key words & phrases
  • How could you use the FLAXcollections in your teaching andlearning?What collections could you build inFLAX?
  • Academic Vocabulary ListsWordandPhrase Corpus of Contemporary American English
  • Academic vocabulary lists110-million words from COCA academic sub-corpus (2011)
  • Academic sub-corpora & resources
  • Academic genres (disciplines)
  • Linked resources = super resources
  • Build Your Own Corpus with AntConcSee Charles, M. (2012). Proper vocabulary and juicy collocations: EAP studentsevaluate do-it-yourself corpus-building. English for Specific Purposes, 31: 93-102. 24
  • AntConc video tutorials
  • Open Training Resources for Wider Participation
  • Training Videos for FLAX on YouTube
  • Training Videos for FLAX on YouKu
  • Beyond Audience BoundariesRussell Stannard - Teacher Training Videos
  • Widening Audience Participation
  • OERu – Open and Distance Learning
  • MOOCs and the Massive Potentialfor EAP Resources Development
  • Creative Commons Content and Licensing
  • It’s all in the downloads University Downloads Open University, UK Over 34 million since June 2008 University of Oxford Over 9 million since June 2008 Coventry University 2.5 million in 2010 alone University of Warwick 1 million Jan ‘09 – June ‘10
  • What is Creative Commons?• Derived from free and open source software licensing• Founded in 2001 by Prof Lawrence Lessig at the University of Stanford• Designed to push back against increased enclosure of ‘intellectual commons’• Six ‘general’, regionalised licences for easy sharing of rights in content• A suite of machine-, human- and lawyer-readable licences• Some cool icons
  • What are the conditions?Attribution• Author must be acknowledged on all copies and adaptations of the work, including a link to the original version of the work
  • What are the conditions?Non-commercial• The work can only be used for non-commercial purposes
  • What are the conditions?No Derivatives• The work can only be distributed in its original form; no adaptations or translations can be made
  • What are the conditions?Sharealike• The work can be modified and adapted, but the entire resulting work (including new material added by the adaptor) must be distributed under the same sharealike licence
  • What are the six licences?
  • What could you do with theOxford Creative Commonspodcast content?
  • Linking open tools and open pods http:// 44
  • Open podcast corpus development for spoken collections in FLAX
  • SPINDLE at
  • Podcast Playlists – combining CC content for language learning
  • Teachers as OER developers, users, publishers
  • Why make educational resources open?A growing momentum behind OER worldwide Commitment to social justice and widening participation Helps build markets and reputation Bridges the divide between formal and informal learning A test bed for new e-learning developments and an opportunity to research and evaluate them A way of drawing in materials from other organisations A means for attracting the attention of publishers Provides the basis for world-wide collaboration
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  • Instructions•The blue cards are on a general theme ofMOTIVATION – what leads to or discourages reuse.•The olive cards are on a theme of TECHNOLOGY –how this may affect reuse.•The pink cards are on a theme of QUALITY – how thisaffects (re)use decisions. 52
  • Extended Licensing ScenarioThe following scenario is intended to promote discussion aroundthe areas of creative commons licensing, the collaborationsinvolved, and any other issues the discussion may highlight. 53
  • Open licensing scenarios with Creative Commons
  • Lichôdmapwa v. Théâtre de Spa Court of First Instance Nivelles (Tribunal de Première Instance Nivelles) 26 October 2010 A Belgian band uploaded some songs on a freely accessible website under a non-commercial and no derivatives Creative Commons license. A Belgian theatre used one of the songs to create an advertisement for the next theatrical season, which was broadcasted on several national radios channels. The Court found that the theatre did not respect the license and consequently granted indemnities to the band. tribunal-de-premiere-instance-bruxelles-26-october-2010-2/
  • Licensing ScenariosGroup work:Read and discuss the following licensing scenarios asthey would apply to language teaching and materialsdevelopment practice.(Adapted from copyright resources created by Bernie Atwell at the OU;adapted for language resource developers)
  • Use clearanceI’ve found an open access pre-publication article byDiane Nation on the web and this would be brilliant touse in my EAP class. I intend to develop a languagelearning resource with these materials and then toupload it into an open repository. I’ve tried to contact MsNation twice and have been in touch with the webmaster of the site to see if s/he can help but have had noresponse so far. I’ve amended the article, as I didn’tagree with some of the points she was making. I thinkI’ve improved the work actually and I’ve obviously lefther acknowledged as the author. As I’ve had no responseI’m just going to use it anyway. Everyone’s always talkingabout risk so I’ll take one. Is this OK?
  • CC licensing worldwideMy institution has an online open learning resourceand is based in the UK. We have selected an Englandand Wales UK licence for the use of our content.However, a user in China has asked us if the CC licencestill applies? Does the CC licence refer to where thecontent is being used or where it is hosted?
  • Open software licensesI have some software I would like to make available under a CC licence – would that be OK?
  • Logo protectionMy institution is making some of its content availableunder a CC licence. How do we ensure that ourtrademarks/logos are protected?
  • Extended Licensing ScenarioThe following scenario is intended to promotediscussion around the areas of creative commonslicensing for resources you may already be dealing withor would like to use more, the collaborations involved,and any other issues the discussion may highlight.
  • Your educational institution is going to be working incollaboration with at least two other educationalinstitutions in Australasia.You are going to create an innovative joint MA TESOLresource for home and international students studyingand researching in the area of English for AcademicPurposes. This facility will also act as a provider of onlineresources. All institutions will provide some of their ownexisting materials that contain third party content(journal articles, images, extracts from books, andwebsite content) as well as student-generated textsfrom across your institutions which you would like todevelop corpus-based research and teaching resourcesfrom.The collaboration would like to make the content openlyavailable whilst ensuring that their intellectual propertyrights are not compromised.
  • Consider the following questions for discussion:• How would you license this content to users?• Would you consider using a Creative Commons licence, if so which one?• Would you need to consider more than one type of licence?• What would you need to take care of contractually in relation to the content?• How would you ensure that the integrity of third party content is maintained?
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  • Thank youEmail:; FLAX Language:; Twitter: @AlannahFitz Slideshare: Blog: Technology for Open English – Toying with Open E-resources