Crowdsourcing in language learning and teaching: “small” languages’ achievements
Crowdsourcing in language learning and teaching:
“small” languages’ achievements
Katerina Zourou, Ph.D.
Director, Web2Learn, Greece
Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework
Programme of the European Union
Network for Combining
Language Learning with
Can you name a event in
Iceland that in your opinion was
Can you name a event in Iceland
that in your opinion was crowd
“Engagement of individuals who voluntarily offer their
knowledge to a knowledge seeker (an organisation, a
company, etc. Howe (2006).
Howe, J. (2006). "The Rise of Crowdsourcing". Wired, 14 (6)
Crowdsourcing: short definition
Forging the Icelandic constitution:
civic participation onsite…
Debating the constitution with (l-r) constitution activist and lawyer Katrín Oddsdóttir,
filmmaker Eileen Jerrett and Alex Prichard in Reykjavik. Info from http://theconversation.com/icelands-
• On a global level: shouldn’t we embrace new spaces
and modes of connectivity more actively?
• How to valorize educational practice using Open
Educational Resources (OER) without downplaying the
value of licensed materials?
• Shouldn’t we reconsider the role of communities in
language education in the open?
• Shouldn’t we get inspired from learning and
collaboration « in the wild » to enrich the language
Few ideas to discuss
Slides available at