Finding Open Educational Resources    (OER) for Language Learning             Rachael Gilg      Projects Manager, COERLL
Today’s Mission                                                                       Define                              ...
Types of OER• Open Textbooks (Digital / Print-on-Demand)• Open Courseware (PowerPoints, Audio or Video  Lectures, Lecture ...
Open Content / Open Licenses  File:Tyler.stefanich_Creative_Commons_Swag_Contest_2007_2_(by).jpg found at  http://commons....
Benefits of Open Licenses      You are allowed to:       Copy and distribute without having to        ask permission from...
Recognizing a CC Licensed Workhttp://wiki.creativecommons.org/Recognizing_licensed_work
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Recognizing_licensed_work
CC Searchhttp://search.creativecommons.org
4 million openly-licensed videos!http://www.dailydot.com/news/youtube-creative-commons-record
13 million free media files (photos, videos, sounds)http://commons.wikimedia.org67 million free, shareable photos. (CC-NC-...
Attributing a CC Licensed Work• Credit the creator• Provide the title of the work• Provide the URL where the work is hoste...
Open Attributehttp://openattribute.com/
Narrowing the Search: Sources for Language Learning OERRepositories, Collections & Communities
Evaluation CriteriaMatch with learner needsAlignment with curriculum standardsEase of use and accessibility (open forma...
Sources: OER Repositories
MERLOThttp://www.merlot.org                 Large collection of                 language materials                 Ability...
OER Commonshttp://www.oercommons.org/                     Focused around OER                     Includes both “big” OER  ...
Connexionshttp://cnx.org                 • Create and share                   small knowledge                   chunks cal...
Sources: Language Centers and     Institutional Archives
http://coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/materials
Language Resource Centers (LRCs)http://nflrc.msu.edu/login/scripts/materials_search.php
Language Open Resources Online (LORO)       http://loro.open.ac.uk/
http://capl.washjeff.edu/
Source: Social Media & Individual Curation
#langchat on Twitter
Français interactif Facebook Community
http://www.delicious.com/syntiromsn
Sources: Content Re-Mixing Platforms
http://www.youtube.com/editor
http://www.youtube.com/editor
http://ed.ted.com
http://ed.ted.com
VidéoTech byCarleton Universityis licensed under aCreative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0Unported License...
http://www.oerglue.com/
“We haven’t come close to tapping the full    potential of OER. We need to help morepeople understand that these materials...
Q&A PeriodWhat questions do you have aboutfinding OER for language learningor any of the sites & tools shown?
Thank youSymposium website:http://sites.la.utexas.edu/power-of-openness/Contact me: rgilg@austin.utexas.edu
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning
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Presentation by Rachael Gilg at "The Power of Openness: Improving Foreign Language Learning Through Open Education", held at the University of Texas at Austin and online on August 9-10, 2012.

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  • I want to start by introducing COERLL, giving you a little background on our center.Then, I will discuss the “OER” in COERLL – what open educational resources means to us and how we are opening up our language learning tools and materials.I will give you a peek at some of the projects we have been working on.And finally, I want to wrap up by sharing some lessons learned in our journey to becoming more open.
  • CC Search Portal
  • YouTube launched Creative Commons a year ago and already as the record for
  • YouTube launched Creative Commons a year ago and already as the record for
  • Nicecuration of
  • Not very good browsing for language material
  • Not very good browsing for language material
  • CommunityTeachers can sign up for an account.This is a resource that has been adapted – her comments say that she added some Irish buildings that would be more familiar
  • Welcome to the Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, CAPL, the source for authentic images for language learning. As a language teacher and learner, I always seek to connect language, culture, and meaning. This site represents my interest to not only write about language learning, but provide concrete examples.
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  • I want to start by introducing COERLL, giving you a little background on our center.Then, I will discuss the “OER” in COERLL – what open educational resources means to us and how we are opening up our language learning tools and materials.I will give you a peek at some of the projects we have been working on.And finally, I want to wrap up by sharing some lessons learned in our journey to becoming more open.
  • I want to start by introducing COERLL, giving you a little background on our center.Then, I will discuss the “OER” in COERLL – what open educational resources means to us and how we are opening up our language learning tools and materials.I will give you a peek at some of the projects we have been working on.And finally, I want to wrap up by sharing some lessons learned in our journey to becoming more open.
  • Finding Open Educational Resources for Language Learning

    1. 1. Finding Open Educational Resources (OER) for Language Learning Rachael Gilg Projects Manager, COERLL
    2. 2. Today’s Mission Define What are these OER we are looking for? Discover How and where can we find OER? Explore Repositories, collections, and communities as sources for language learning OER.Work found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NASA_Mars_Rover.jpg / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    3. 3. Types of OER• Open Textbooks (Digital / Print-on-Demand)• Open Courseware (PowerPoints, Audio or Video Lectures, Lecture Notes, Syllabi)• Classroom activities, lesson plans, assessments• Homework and practice exercises• Authentic content in the L2 (texts, video, audio, images, realia)
    4. 4. Open Content / Open Licenses File:Tyler.stefanich_Creative_Commons_Swag_Contest_2007_2_(by).jpg found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki / BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
    5. 5. Benefits of Open Licenses You are allowed to:  Copy and distribute without having to ask permission from the copyright holder.  Legally download and publish the material in a stable location so you don’t have to rely on just linking.  (In some cases) adapt and customize the materials for your learners.
    6. 6. Recognizing a CC Licensed Workhttp://wiki.creativecommons.org/Recognizing_licensed_work
    7. 7. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Recognizing_licensed_work
    8. 8. CC Searchhttp://search.creativecommons.org
    9. 9. 4 million openly-licensed videos!http://www.dailydot.com/news/youtube-creative-commons-record
    10. 10. 13 million free media files (photos, videos, sounds)http://commons.wikimedia.org67 million free, shareable photos. (CC-NC-SA)http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/40,000 public domain books (65 languages)http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
    11. 11. Attributing a CC Licensed Work• Credit the creator• Provide the title of the work• Provide the URL where the work is hosted• Indicate the type of license it is available under and provide a link to the license• Keep intact any copyright notice associated with the work.
    12. 12. Open Attributehttp://openattribute.com/
    13. 13. Narrowing the Search: Sources for Language Learning OERRepositories, Collections & Communities
    14. 14. Evaluation CriteriaMatch with learner needsAlignment with curriculum standardsEase of use and accessibility (open formats, ability to download source files)License restrictions (degree of openness)Reputation of author / peer reviewCommunity support
    15. 15. Sources: OER Repositories
    16. 16. MERLOThttp://www.merlot.org Large collection of language materials Ability to Browse by language Curation, peer review, and comments help best resources rise to the top Materials are not necessarily OER
    17. 17. OER Commonshttp://www.oercommons.org/ Focused around OER Includes both “big” OER and “little” OER Language material collection is small but growing. Can’t browse by languages. New authoring features make it easy to contribute and remix materials
    18. 18. Connexionshttp://cnx.org • Create and share small knowledge chunks called “Modules” • Platform for assembling Modules into courses, textbooks, etc.
    19. 19. Sources: Language Centers and Institutional Archives
    20. 20. http://coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/materials
    21. 21. Language Resource Centers (LRCs)http://nflrc.msu.edu/login/scripts/materials_search.php
    22. 22. Language Open Resources Online (LORO) http://loro.open.ac.uk/
    23. 23. http://capl.washjeff.edu/
    24. 24. Source: Social Media & Individual Curation
    25. 25. #langchat on Twitter
    26. 26. Français interactif Facebook Community
    27. 27. http://www.delicious.com/syntiromsn
    28. 28. Sources: Content Re-Mixing Platforms
    29. 29. http://www.youtube.com/editor
    30. 30. http://www.youtube.com/editor
    31. 31. http://ed.ted.com
    32. 32. http://ed.ted.com
    33. 33. VidéoTech byCarleton Universityis licensed under aCreative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0Unported License.https://video-tech.ca/
    34. 34. http://www.oerglue.com/
    35. 35. “We haven’t come close to tapping the full potential of OER. We need to help morepeople understand that these materials are not just free, they can also create communities ofteachers and learners who collaborate on their continuous improvement, and that’s the real magic – in the actual reuse and remix.” Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons
    36. 36. Q&A PeriodWhat questions do you have aboutfinding OER for language learningor any of the sites & tools shown?
    37. 37. Thank youSymposium website:http://sites.la.utexas.edu/power-of-openness/Contact me: rgilg@austin.utexas.edu
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