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Openness in English for Specific Academic Purposes

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Presented at the BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting held at Sheffield University, November 2011

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Openness in English for Specific Academic Purposes

  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/OPENNESS IN ESAP Alannah Fitzgerald & Ylva Berglund Prytz 1
  2. 2. WORKSHOP AGENDA• Brief introduction• Resource discovery for E(S)AP• OER creation and reuse • The BALEAP competency framework• Open tools for E(S)AP • Lextutor, FLAX, AntConc• Sharing and reuse activities • Licensing scenario for E(S)AP• Resources to follow up• Training/coaching/creating opportunities 2
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bramus/2998573943/ / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/in/faves-60810582@N04/)SEARCH & FIND?Google “English for Academic Purposes” and you’ll get Andy’sUEfAP along with the EAP Toolkit.But is Google really the place to start? Do we need to develop oursearch skills? 3
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilmutent/2164735121/RESOURCE DISCOVERYThe raw and the cooked 4
  5. 5. UEFAP (ANDY GILLETT) http://www.uefap.com/index.htm 5
  6. 6. http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/2963GUIDELINES FOR WRITING AT MASTERS DEGREE LEVEL
  7. 7. http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?as_q=&num=10&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=any&as_sauthors=%22Ursula+Wingate %22&as_publication=&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&as_sdt=1.&as_sdtp=on&as_sdtf=&as_sdts=5&btnG=Search+Scholar&hl=enGOOGLE SCHOLAR + OERDevelop your web presence as a teaching fellow also! 7
  8. 8. EAP FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Writing at Masters Level by Ursula Wingate, 2009 http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/2963
  9. 9. SIGNPOSTING IN EAP http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/2963Writing at Masters Level by Ursula Wingate, 2009
  10. 10. http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/resources/index.html#postersCREATIVE COMMONS CONTENTWhat can you do with this? 10
  11. 11. http://http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/crunch/OER PODCASTSCombining open tools & open content 11
  12. 12. http://www.baleap.org.uk/baleap/parties-projects/eap-teacher-competencies/9. TEXT PROCESSING AND TEXT PRODUCTION Arguably, competencies with resources cut across the whole of the TEAP framework. 12
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikekline/265954619/OPEN TOOLS FOR ESAPA quick introduction to open data driven language learning tools 13
  14. 14. LEXTUTOR http://www.lextutor.ca 1406/03/2012
  15. 15. WEB COLLOCATIONS OERHTTP://WWW.LEXTUTOR.CA/VP/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyZgZhHMovI 15
  16. 16. http://www.lextutor.ca/VOCABPROFILE
  17. 17. ESSAY CHECK - AWL SUBLISTS http://www.lextutor.ca/vp/eng/ 1706/03/2012
  18. 18. http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=9780131833081#FOCUS ON VOCABULARY: MASTERING THE ACADEMIC WORD LIST
  19. 19. HTTP://FLAX.NZDL.ORG/GREENSTONE3/FLAX?A=FP&SA=HOME http://flax.nzdl.org/greenstone3/flax?a=fp&sa=homeGOOGLE “FLAX LANGUAGE” 19
  20. 20. WEB PRONOUNS PHRASES OER 20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns4nXsZQmUA
  21. 21. WEB PHRASES OER 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n67FBqBFm6I
  22. 22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nenyaki/2430528033/SPECIFICITYHyland, 2009 22
  23. 23. BUILDING YOUR OWN CORPUS - ANTCONC http://www.youtube.com/user/AntlabJPN#p/u/1/_z9wwX7eR-Y 23
  24. 24. SPECIFIC EAP VOCAB - UEFAP http://www.uefap.com/vocab/vocfram.htm 24
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  26. 26. CHRIS’SREUSABLE CARD GAMECHRISPEGLER 26
  27. 27. INSTRUCTIONS • The blue cards are on a general theme of MOTIVATION – what leads to reuse or discourages it. • The olive cards are on a theme of TECHNOLOGY – how this may affect reuse • The pink cards are on a theme of QUALITY – how this affects use decisions 27
  28. 28. GROUP DISCUSSIONConsolidating & sharing best practice
  29. 29. EXTENDED LICENSING SCENARIOThe following scenario is intended to promotediscussion around the areas of creative commonslicensing, the collaborations involved, and anyother issues the discussion may highlight. http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterleth/ 29
  30. 30. SCENARIO: Your educational institution is going to beworking in collaboration with at least two othereducational institutions in the UK.You are going to create an innovative joint MA TESOLresource for Masters students studying and researching inthe area of open corpora for teaching English for SpecificAcademic Purposes (ESAP). This facility will act as aprovider of online resources. All institutions will providesome of their own existing materials that contain thirdparty content (journal articles, images, extracts frombooks, and website content) which are made up of text andaudio-visual content.The collaboration would like to make the content openlyavailable whilst ensuring that their intellectual propertyrights are not compromised. 30
  31. 31. CONSIDER THE FOLLOWINGQUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:How would you license this content to users?Would you consider using a Creative Commons licence, if sowhich one?Would you need to consider more than one type of licence?What would you need to take care of contractually in relationto the content?How would you ensure that the integrity of third partycontent is maintained? 31
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  33. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wovox/5936583667/in/faves-60810582@N04/TRAINING & COACHINGWho wants to explore and create open stuff with us?The BALEAP Web Resources Sub Committee (WRSC) 33

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