Welsh medium Open Educational Resources

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Presentation from C-SAP cascade dissemination event which took place at University of Teesside on 16 September 2011.

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Welsh medium Open Educational Resources

  1. 1. Coleg Cymraeg CenedlaetholWelsh Medium OERs ... In Teeside?!<br />Dafydd Trystan<br />d.trystan@colegcymraeg.ac.uk<br />
  2. 2. Welsh medium OERs<br />The Welsh Language<br />OERs in theory<br />OERs in practice ... In a lesser used language<br />
  3. 3. The Welsh Language<br />One of the oldest languages spoken in Europe<br />Dates back to the 6th Century<br />Currently some 500,000 Welsh speakers, around 25% of the Welsh population<br />Acts of Union 1536-43, The Treason of the Blue Books, and the ‘Welsh Not’<br />The Welsh Language Act of 1967 ...<br />
  4. 4. OERs in theory<br />The importance of collective academic endeavour<br />The importance of openness<br />Critical Pedagogy<br />OER ‘Movement’<br />
  5. 5. OERs in practice<br />Large selection of OERs available in English<br />Some OER development in other languages e.g. French, Spanish<br />BUT OERs ideal for lesser used languages used in the Higher Education context<br />
  6. 6. OERs in Welsh<br />Welsh Medium Developments prioritised and funded post 2007 Welsh Government<br />Y Porth – www.porth.ac.uk established in September 2009<br />Based on Blackboard technology<br />But emphasis on Openness<br />
  7. 7. Critical Pedagogy<br />Success Reliant on p (very small p) commitment of the lectures and student to the devleopment and promotion of study in Welsh<br />Genuine prospect of a national repository for Use, Reuse, Repurposing ... => <br />Significant further Welsh Medium development focused on academic developments<br /> <br />
  8. 8. Future Developments<br />www.porth.ac.uk<br />Training and Devleopment<br />Commissioning Resources<br />Identifying and sharing best practice<br />

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