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The Great Beyond with Open English Language Resources

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Presentation for the Open Education conference 2012 in Vancouver http://openedconference.org/2012/

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The Great Beyond with Open English Language Resources

  1. 1. The Great Beyond with OpenEnglish Language Resources Alannah Fitzgerald
  2. 2. The Great Beyond• Prising open research corpora with OER for ELT – FLAX collections with the BNC, BAWE, Wikimedia, Google N-grams – SPINDLE podcast corpora (OER audio/video + transcripts)• More language samples than the textbook and the dictionary – More powerful = more examples of language in use across a range of linked authentic language contexts – More user-friendly than the standard concordancer interface – More OER for learners and teachers • Independent study resources • Pathways for crowd-sourcing the development of OER collections• New audiences – linking formal and informal learning – TTV, BALEAP, IATEFL, OCWC, OERu
  3. 3. TOETOE Technology for Open English Toying with Open E-r Alannah Fitzgeralds blog http://www.alannahfitzgerald.org/394/
  4. 4. BNC/BAWE
  5. 5. The BAWE text sub collections http://tinyurl.com/cpwyefb
  6. 6. Wikify key words & phrases http://tinyurl.com/cpwyefb
  7. 7. Training Videos for FLAX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyDG29aQo8Y
  8. 8. Beyond audience boundariesRussell Stannard - Teacher Training Videos http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  9. 9. http://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-u-corporate-channel-of-free-educational-resources
  10. 10. Creative commons podcast contentWhat can you do with this? http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/resources/index.html#posters 10
  11. 11. Linking open tools and open pods http://http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/crunch/ 11
  12. 12. SPINDLE at OUCSblogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/openspires/2012/09/12/spindle-automatic-keyword-generation-step-by-step/comment-page-1/#comment-28452
  13. 13. OERu – open and distance education http://wikieducator.org/OER_university/Planning/OERu_2012_Prototype
  14. 14. Widening audience participation http://en.crtvu.edu.cn/
  15. 15. Global Local Computer Assisted Language Learning http://glocall.org/
  16. 16. Materials Development with OERArguably, competencies with resources cut across the whole of the TEAP framework. http://www.baleap.org.uk/baleap/parties-projects/eap-teacher-competencies/ 16
  17. 17. Open Content, Practices, Communities http://www.flickr.com/photos/edibleoffice/5391049006/
  18. 18. Thank you Email: fitzgerald@education.concordia.ca;Blog: Technology for Open English – Toying with Open E-resources www.alannahfitzgerald.org Twitter: @AlannahFitz Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/

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