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Addressing	
  the	
  Training	
  Resource	
  Deficit	
  
   U5lizing	
  Open	
  Corpora	
  and	
  OER	
  


               Alannah	
  Fitzgerald	
  
                         	
  



               h#p://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5538036344	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
Overview	
  
•  Key	
  concepts	
  within	
  data-­‐driven	
  language	
  learning	
  
    –  Meaning,	
  frequency,	
  use,	
  derivaGves,	
  collocaGons	
  
•  Training	
  with	
  corpora	
  and	
  text	
  analysis	
  tools	
  
    –  Open	
  vs	
  proprietary	
  content	
  &	
  tools	
  
•  FLAX	
  –	
  the	
  Flexible	
  Language	
  AcquisiGon	
  project	
  
    –  Digital	
  infrastructure	
  and	
  enhancement	
  
    –  CopyleU	
  dances	
  with	
  copyright	
  
•  OpenSpires	
  
    –  CreaGve	
  commons	
  podcast	
  content	
  (OER)	
  
    –  iTunesU	
  as	
  an	
  OER	
  channel	
  
•  Further	
  resources	
  
    	
  
Typical	
  concordance	
  interface	
  




             Titania	
  Cobuild	
  Collins	
  	
  
Adapted	
  from	
  Hoffmann	
  et	
  al.,	
  2008	
  
Where	
  do	
  you	
  start?	
  




19/03/2012	
                                        5	
  
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Addressing the Training Resource Deficit Utilizing Open Corpora and OER

  • 1. Addressing  the  Training  Resource  Deficit   U5lizing  Open  Corpora  and  OER   Alannah  Fitzgerald     h#p://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5538036344          
  • 2. Overview   •  Key  concepts  within  data-­‐driven  language  learning   –  Meaning,  frequency,  use,  derivaGves,  collocaGons   •  Training  with  corpora  and  text  analysis  tools   –  Open  vs  proprietary  content  &  tools   •  FLAX  –  the  Flexible  Language  AcquisiGon  project   –  Digital  infrastructure  and  enhancement   –  CopyleU  dances  with  copyright   •  OpenSpires   –  CreaGve  commons  podcast  content  (OER)   –  iTunesU  as  an  OER  channel   •  Further  resources    
  • 3. Typical  concordance  interface   Titania  Cobuild  Collins    
  • 4. Adapted  from  Hoffmann  et  al.,  2008  
  • 5. Where  do  you  start?   19/03/2012   5  
  • 7. FLAX  –  Flexible  Language  Acquisi5on   Flexible  Language  Acquisi5on   library  
  • 10. Meaning  +  Usage  +  Frequency   *goalless*  search  in  the  FLAX  Web  Phrases  collecGon  
  • 12. FLAX  -­‐  web  colloca5ons   Economy
  • 13. FLAX - web collocations
  • 17. FLAX  –  Flexible  Language  Acquisi5on   Flexible  Language  Acquisi5on   library  
  • 19. FLAX  –  Learning  Colloca5ons   (BNC,  BWE,  Wikipedia)  
  • 20. FLAX  –  Learning  Colloca5ons   (related  colloca5ons,  defini5ons,  topics)  
  • 21. Cherry  picking  phrases   Brainstorm  keywords  from  your  subject/topic  area  and   fill  your  cherry  basket!  
  • 22. Colloca5on  guessing  game  in  FLAX    
  • 23. h#p://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/resources/index.html#posters     Crea5ve  commons  content    What  can  you  do  with  this?   23  
  • 24. http://http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/crunch/ Open  Educa5onal  Resources  (OER)   Combining  open  tools  &  open  content   24  
  • 25.   CreaGve  Commons  Licensing  Suite     http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterleth/ 25  
  • 26. What is OER? OER Commons: “Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.” http://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-u-corporate-channel-of- free-educational-resources
  • 28. Under  the  category     “OER  Tools  and  Services”       Services” Yuan,  L.,  MacNeill,  S.,  Kraan,  W.  (2008)  Open  EducaGonal  Resources  –   OpportuniGes  and  Challenges  for  Higher  EducaGon,  Educa&onal  Cyberne&cs:   Reports  2008,  35.  Retrieved  from  wiki.ceGs.ac.uk       h#p://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-­‐u-­‐corporate-­‐channel-­‐of-­‐free-­‐educaGonal-­‐resources    
  • 29. Elements  of  a  successful  OER  channel   •  A#racGve  to  contributors   •  Usable   •  Useful   •  Used  (and  re-­‐used)   •  Sustainable   Photo courtesy of San Mateo County Library on Flickr h#p://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-­‐u-­‐corporate-­‐channel-­‐of-­‐free-­‐educaGonal-­‐resources    
  • 30. iTunesU  OER  Success  Factors   Attractive to Usable Useful Used Sustainable contributors Profile ✔ User Quality Download Over 800 Experience ✔ material ✔ numbers ✔ universities ✔ ‘Apple gloss’ Search Consistency Teachers ✔ Apple ✔ ✔ function ✔ ✔ International Apple mobile Copyright Personal ✔ Benefit to reach ✔ ✔ ✗ ✔− contributors/ institution ✔ Linux, Android Feedback Not very ✗ ✗✔ repurposable ✗✔ Discoverability Community ✗ ✗✔ h#p://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-­‐u-­‐corporate-­‐channel-­‐of-­‐free-­‐educaGonal-­‐resources    
  • 31. 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   h#p://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-­‐u-­‐corporate-­‐channel-­‐of-­‐free-­‐educaGonal-­‐resources    
  • 32. Lextutor     http://www.lextutor.ca 21/03/2012   32  
  • 33. VocabProfile  +  Web  Colloca5ons  OER   h#p://www.lextutor.ca/vp/       h#p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyZgZhHMovI     33  
  • 34. AntConc  freeware  –  build  your  own  corpus   h#p://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/soUware.html    
  • 35. AntConc  video  tutorials   h#p://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/antconc_index.html    
  • 36. David  Lee’s  Corpus-­‐based  LinguisGcs   LINKS   h#p://www.uow.edu.au/~dlee/CBLLinks.htm    
  • 38. Thank  you!   Blog:  Technology  for  Open  English  –  Toying  with   Open  E-­‐resources   h#p://www.alannahfitzgerald.org       Twi>er:  @AlannahFitz   Slideshare: h#p://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/     Email:   alannah.fitzgerald@educaGon.concordia.ca     a.t.d.fitzgerald@durham.ac.uk