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A bit of background on COERLL - the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning - at the University of Texas at Austin. Presentation also explains Open Educational Resources in the …

A bit of background on COERLL - the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning - at the University of Texas at Austin. Presentation also explains Open Educational Resources in the context of Creative Commons. Looks at the value proposition of sharing and participatory culture. Also, provides insight into repositories, websites, and other tools available for foreign language teachers, educators, and self learners to find, organize, and create high quality and relevant resources for learning a language.

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  • 1. COERLL! Today’s Mission who we are & what we do for educators. Define! what are OER? Discover! where can we find OER? Text Explore! repositories, online communities, and organizations as sources for language learning OER. The Future! toward shared & participatory culture CC: BY-SA 3.0 NASA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NASA_Mars_Rover.jpg
  • 2. Coral Coral by flightsaber http://www.flickr.com/photos/flightsaber/2204190345 CC BY-NC 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
  • 3. Curl http://www.flickr.com/photos/19melissa68/4479055267/
  • 4. Corelle Corelle_Snowflake Garland Cream &; Sugar with Salt & Paper (1974) by catface3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfholloway/1456419986/in/photostream CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
  • 5. Carl
  • 6. Corral Working on the cattle in the corrals.jpg by Alister.flint http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Working_on_the_cattle_in_the_corrals.jpg CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
  • 7. About COERLL - Newest of the 15 National Foreign Language Resource Centers (2010 - 2014), grant from the US Department of Education! ! - Located at the University of Texas at Austin! ! - Formerly the Texas Language Technology Center (TLTC)! ! - Focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) for Language Learning
  • 8. Mission LRC Mission: to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages by producing resources (materials and best practices) that can be profitably employed in K-12 and higher education settings. COERLL’s Mission: to produce and disseminate Open Educational Resources (OERs) (e.g., online language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, corpora, etc.
  • 9. Open ! Educational Resources
  • 10. What are Open Educational Resources? “a universal educational resource available for the whole of humanity” ! (UNESCO, 2002) CC: BY-SA Opensourceway http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6555466069/
  • 11. What are Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a copyright license that permits their free use and repurposing by others.” - Dr. David Wiley (Lumen Learning) License Undetermined http://davidwiley.org/
  • 12. Free vs. Open No cost vs. Freedom to reuse, revise, remix, redistribute. Of the vast number of online resources accessible for free; few are actually Open. CC: BY-NC CodyHoffman http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepinklemon/3876034684/
  • 13. graphic from: David Wiley - iterating toward openness Free vs. Open
  • 14. The 4Rs Reuse use the content in its unaltered / verbatim form. Revise adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter (translate). Remix combine the original or revised content with another OER to create something new. Redistribute share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others. CC: BY Ivan Zuber http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanzuber/2776100984/
  • 15. C All Rights Reserved
  • 16. Copyright Copyright protects your creativity against uses you don’t consent to. CC: BY-NC-SA Great Beyond http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyjcase/7483795014/
  • 17. Copyright Copyright limits the 4Rs exclusive right to: ! • • • • make copies! distribute, share, sell! perform or display in public! make derivative works (adaptations, translations, supplemental materials)! • distribute, share, sell, and copy derivative works ! • license others to do those things! Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/3915529903/
  • 18. Copyright Writings Art Music Movies
  • 19. Purpose of Copyright? “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for a limited Time to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." - From The U.S. Constitution Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4727525216/ remember the earlier definition by UNESCO?
  • 20. Purpose of Copyright? “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for a limited Time to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." - From The U.S. Constitution Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4727525216/ “seriously. Maybe 150 years before I can use this photo?”
  • 21. CC Some Rights Reserved
  • 22. Benefits of Open Licenses
  • 23. Benefits of Open Licenses Users allowed to:! • Copy & distribute (don’t have to ask permission from the copyright holder)! • Legally download and publish ! (don’t have to rely just on linking)! • Adapt and customize the material ! (in most cases) CC: BY-NC DoimSioraf http://www.flickr.com/photos/cleanslatephotography/7899423426/
  • 24. Many Types of OER Teaching & Learning Materials • Open Textbooks (Digital / Print-on-Demand) • Open Courseware (Presentations, Recorded Lectures, Lecture Notes, Syllabi) • Classroom activities, lesson plans, assessments • Homework and practice exercises ! Authentic content in the L2 (texts, video, audio, images, realia) Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/3529534404/
  • 25. The Numbers 4 million openly licensed videos (lectures, modules, etc.) 17 million free media files (photos, videos, sounds) 240 million free, sharable photos (with CC license) 42,000 public domain books (65 languages)
  • 26. Types of OER
  • 27. Searching & Finding OER www.creativecommons.org
  • 28. Searching & Finding OER Google - Advanced Search
  • 29. Searching & Finding OER
  • 30. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning Large collection of materials Ability to browse by language Curation, peer review, and comments help best resources rise to the top Note: Materials are not always OER www.merlot.org
  • 31. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning Focused around OER! ! ! Includes both “big” OER and “little” OER! Language material collection is small, but growing. ! ! Cannot browse by language.! ! New authoring feature make it easy to contribute and remix materials.
  • 32. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning www.oercommons.org
  • 33. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning Focused on LCTLs www.lmp.ucla.edu/
  • 34. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning Constantly growing corpus www.wikiversity.org
  • 35. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning manage and publish content share and find materials www.languagebox.ac.uk
  • 36. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning repository of content other tools and resources www.jorum.ac.uk
  • 37. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning Focused around OER! ! Specific to language teaching! ! Interface allows for you to create account, publish, and share your own resources.! ! http://loro.open.ac.uk/ Connect with other language teachers throughout the globe.
  • 38. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning Focused on photos Great realia http://capl.washjeff.edu/
  • 39. Le Littéraire dans le quotidien
  • 40. SpinTX
  • 41. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning
  • 42. Searching & Finding OER - LRCs www.nflrc.org
  • 43. Searching & Finding OER - LRCs Focused on Free Resources COERLL focused on OER Continuously expanding www.nflrc.org
  • 44. Searching & Finding OER - Language Learning ROCKIN’ RUSSIAN
  • 45. Searching & Finding OER - Social Media #langchat #edchat Foreign Language Teaching Creating an Open Classroom Peeragogy in Action
  • 46. Searching & Finding OER Talk to Colleagues Talk to Students Join online groups “wanna work together?” Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/7136282629/
  • 47. Challenges & Difficulties in Search A lack of consistent metadata makes it difficult to always find resources Various repositories use different APIs broken links lack of clear licensing information, difficult to determine if something is OER or not Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/3011974213/
  • 48. where does this all lead? Martin Gommel Some Rights Reserved
  • 49. Disruptive Innovation CC: BY-NC-ND Jasper Nance ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebarnix/4739284551/
  • 50. A Culture of Open-ness CC: BY-NC-SA sciencesque http://www.flickr.com/photos/apoptotic/2540055580/
  • 51. toward a participatory culture using and reusing creative materials for a variety of purposes.
  • 52. a shared culture.
  • 53. how we learn, not what we learn.
  • 54. where to start let’s get back to the idea of education being an organic environment. our role to cultivate an environment for growth and improvement and to personalize teaching and learning. Public Domain Content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4011523181/
  • 55. “...life is not linear; it’s organic. We create our lives symbiotically as we explore our talents in relation to the circumstances they help to create for us.” ! Sir Ken Robinson (TED 2006) - CC: BY-SA Sebastiaan ter Burg! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/3570012810/
  • 56. “...it’s not about scaling a new solution; it’s about creating a movement in education in which people develop their own solutions, but with external support based on personalized curriculum.” - Sir Ken Robinson (TED 2006) CC: BY-SA Sebastiaan ter Burg http://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/3570012810/

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