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Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages
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Open and Free Collections Merlot World Languages

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MERLOT World Languages provides free access to over 2000 learning materials including animations, tutorials, simulations, podcasts, image databases, reference material in a large number of commonly …

MERLOT World Languages provides free access to over 2000 learning materials including animations, tutorials, simulations, podcasts, image databases, reference material in a large number of commonly and less commonly taught languages. This interactive session will highlight the best of the collection and introduce participants to ways that they can use the collection in their particular educational setting. The session will also develop the topic of language as an access issue and the promising future of open educational resources.

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  • 1. THE FREE AND OPEN COLLECTIONS Laura Franklin Moustapha Diack Barbara Dieu Global Education Conference November 17th, 2010
  • 2. Laura Franklin lfranklin@nvcc.edu
  • 3. Professor Moustapha Diack moustapha_diack@subr.edu SL: moustapha shilling
  • 4. Barbara Dieu http://barbaradieu.com Bee http://beespace.net Bee Kerouac SL http://twitter.com/bdieu
  • 5. WHERE I WORK
  • 6. WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING
  • 7. NAVEGAR É PRECISO http://beespace.net/resources/navquest
  • 8. ACCESSIBILITY MATTERS IN OER DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT BUILDING LOCALLY SHARING GLOBALLY
  • 9. • Language • Design (concepts of openness) • Universal Design for Learning • Physical Infrastructure BARRIERS TO ACCESSIBILITY
  • 10. Internet - a predominantly English-speaking medium: - 80 % of the distributed learning resources on the Internet are in English - 80 % of the global Community do not speak English UN members speak at least 60 languages - not everyone is comfortable expressing themselves in English Diplo Foundations on Internet Governance http://www.diplomacy.edu/ISL/IG/default.htm Language a Big Problem to Solve BARRIERS TO OER ACCESSIBILITY
  • 11. Top Ten Languages Internet
  • 12. Top Ten Languages Web Top Ten Languages Internet Stats were updated for June 30 2010. Source: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm
  • 13. a) Technology and Exemplary Communities b) Emerging Technology Solutions: translation tools, automated translation services Eg. Language Weaver: trusted automated translation solutions for high-value, dynamic digital information to improve human communications c) Collaborative Work on OER Translations The Way Forward LANGUAGE: A BIG PROBLEM TO SOLVE
  • 14. http://adoteumparagrafo.pbworks.com/ Community of learning and practice around shared interest Suggest articles for translation on new media, Internet culture by bookmarking in delicious http://www.delicious.com/tag/adoteumparagrafo Each person adopts one or more paragraph of an article of interest Work on wiki (experimented on Google Translator) Revision by one person at the end Presential meetings to meet peers and celebrate completion ADOTE UM PARAGRAFO
  • 15. http://universalsubtitles.org/ UNIVERSAL SUBTITLES
  • 16. http://www.franceculture.com/ http://owni.fr/ Which is more accessible to educators and learners? LICENCES FRANCE CULTURE X OWNI
  • 17. MERLOT World Languages Portal an educational resource for teaching and learning languages. MERLOT World Languages Community HOW TO GET INVOLVED http://worldlanguages.merlot.org/
  • 18. UNESCO: Multilingualism + OER Community Make OER accessible in the variou UN partner countries. http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Main_Page Global Textbook Project open content electronic textbooks freely available from a website http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/ HOW TO GET INVOLVED
  • 19. http://man.merlot.org/projects/index.html Promoting Open Education Resources in French-Speaking Africa http://fr.wikieducator.org/REL-AF HOW TO GET INVOLVED
  • 20. Adopting the Quality Matters Process and Rubric in French West Africa http://fr.wikieducator.org/Questions_de_Qualité/Introduction HOW TO GET INVOLVED
  • 21. http://rea.net.br http://br.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rea Promoting and Developing Open Education Resources in Portuguese HOW TO GET INVOLVED
  • 22. ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU!

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