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Addressing the Training Resource Deficit Utilizing Open Corpora and OER
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
h#p://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/resources/index.html#posters Crea5ve commons content What can you do with this? 23
http://http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/crunch/Open Educa5onal Resources (OER) Combining open tools & open content 24
CreaGve Commons Licensing Suite http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterleth/ 25
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
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
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
iTunesU OER Success Factors Attractive to Usable Useful Used SustainablecontributorsProfile ✔ User Quality Download Over 800 Experience ✔ material ✔ numbers ✔ universities ✔‘Apple gloss’ Search Consistency Teachers ✔ Apple ✔✔ function ✔ ✔International Apple mobile Copyright Personal ✔ Benefit toreach ✔ ✔ ✗ ✔− contributors/ institution ✔ Linux, Android Feedback Not very ✗ ✗✔ repurposable ✗✔ Discoverability Community ✗ ✗✔ h#p://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-‐u-‐corporate-‐channel-‐of-‐free-‐educaGonal-‐resources
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
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