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Library-Faculty-Student Collaboration to Create OERs for TESL
Presented at ARLD Day, Chaska, MN, April 26, 2019

Michael Schwartz, Rachel Wexelbaum, Plamen Miltenoff

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  1. 1. Open English Library-Faculty-Student Collaboration to Create OERs for TESL Presented at ARLD Day, Chaska, MN, April 26, 2019 Michael Schwartz, Rachel Wexelbaum, Plamen Miltenoff This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/oer/2019/04/25/arld-2019/ Short link: http://bit.ly/arld2019
  2. 2. Outline What are we presenting today and how we will do it: - TESL and OERs - OER work at St Cloud State University - OER Projects in TESOL at St. Cloud State University - How the Library Collaborates with TESOL Program on OERs - Resources to Build OERs - Places to Upload and Store OERs - Questions and Answers
  3. 3. Audience poll Please take out your mobile device or laptop
  4. 4. Please open the following URL Click on this link: https://discover.apester.com/media/5cc0e6572ea93c73f60b56d5?src=link OR Type it on your mobile device: http://bit.ly/oertesl
  5. 5. Introduction: TESL and OERs And yet...OER development in TESL has been very limited. English is an official language in 35 countries where it is not the native language ((Breen, 2016; Hammond, 2018; InternationalHouse London, 2014; Noack & Gamio, 2015). 1.5 - 1.9 billion people around the world are currently learning English (Breen, 2016; Hammond, 2018; InternationalHouse London, 2014; Noack & Gamio, 2015).
  6. 6. OER work at SCSU - Open Access Week - Monthly workshops| - Social Media - Search and collect best experiences
  7. 7. OER Projects with TESOL
  8. 8. OER Projects with TESOL ● Sample Student Project (Procrastination) ● Others:
  9. 9. Challenges and opportunities with OER Projects in TESOL
  10. 10. How the Library Supports TESOL Program w/OER
  11. 11. Resources ● Tools ○ TedTalks: https://ed.ted.com/ ○ Rewordify: https://rewordify.com/index.php ○ Academic Word List: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist ○ Word Sift: https://wordsift.org/
  12. 12. Resources Storytelling ○ http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/oer/2019/04/09/ storytelling-tools/ http://www.vernalutahstorytelling.com/about.html
  13. 13. Resources http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/oer/2019/04/24/arld-assessment-tools/
  14. 14. Places to upload & store OERs (Plamen and Rachel) - Storage versus promotion - Any cloud-based service such as iCloud (Apple), OneDrive (Microsoft), Google Drive etc. - Blogs such as WordPress and wikis such as Wikipedia - Low-end tools - Specialized platforms - Institutional repositories - OER repositories
  15. 15. References Breen, K. (2016, Nov 15). Which countries are best at English as a second language? World Economic Forum. Retrieved from https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/which-countries-are-best-at-english-as-a-second-language-4d24c8c8-6cf6-4067-a753-4c82b4bc865b/ Delaney, M. (2016, Jul 21). Can learning languages help refugees cope? The British Council. Retrieved from https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices- magazine/can-learning-languages-help-refugees-cope Hammond, A. (2018). The most spoken languages. [Web log post]. ESL Stories. Retrieved from https://blog.esl-languages.com/blog/learn- languages/most-spoken-languages-world/ International House London. (2014, May 30). The number of English language learners keeps on growing. International House London. Retrieved from https://www.ihlondon.com/news/2014/number-of-english-language-learners-keeps-on-growing/ Noack, R. & Gamio, L. (2015, Apr 23). The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/?utm_term=.dabb96fcd9f7 Pereira, K. (2018, Aug 16). How refugees are using technology as a tool for education. [Web blog post]. Google Design. Retrieved from https://medium.com/google-design/how-refugees-are-using-technology-as-a-tool-for-education-4778a2cb501c
  16. 16. Contact info Michael Schwartz: mwschwartz@stcloudstate.edu, 320 308 3237 Rachel Wexelbaum: rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu 320 308 4756 Plamen Miltenoff: pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu 320 308 3072 http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/oer/

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