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Irish 101: Incorporating Cultural and Strategic Drivers

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Paper presented at OER16: Open Culture, University of Edinburgh, 19th April, 2016.

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Irish 101: Incorporating Cultural and Strategic Drivers

  1. 1. Irish 101: Incorporating Cultural and Strategic Drivers Mairéad NIC GIOLLA MHICHÍL, Mark BROWN, Eamon COSTELLO, Enda DONLON & Collette KIRWAN Edinburgh 18th April, 2016
  2. 2. Outline… 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers 3. Open Educational Resources
  3. 3. 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform
  4. 4. 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform
  5. 5. 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform
  6. 6. 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform Irish 101 Learning Outcomes… • Understand basic spoken words, phrases, questions and short dialogs • Understand basic greetings and in written texts and how to respond to them • Express orally and understand more complex phrases and questions • Compose a short greetings card or simple e-mail/text message using set phrases • Give a brief description of socio-linguistic circumstances of Gaeilge in Ireland and abroad • Consider the link between Gaeilge and contemporary culture and society in Ireland
  7. 7. 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform
  8. 8. 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform
  9. 9. The DCU Open Academy and Irish 101 will be launched as soon as we have a Minister… 1. Irish 101 and DCU Platform
  10. 10. 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  11. 11. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55). 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers 2.1 Strategic Institutional Drivers…
  12. 12. 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  13. 13. Part of Irish State’s National Commemorative Programme 2016 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers 2.2 Strategic Cultural Drivers…
  14. 14. • Irish one of the oldest written languages • Diminishing population of native speakers i.e. Irish as a community language • Language seen as integral to cultural identity • Increasing numbers of learners of Irish globally 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  15. 15. Aimed at Global Irish Diaspora Tweets in Irish - #Gaeilge 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  16. 16. • Small but increasing number of LMOOCs • Global languages: ENGLISH, SPANISH, with more Chinese MOOCs coming on stream • Mainly Ab initio courses • Example ENGLISH MOOCS can be divided into… - Majority Ab Initio - Small minority targeting Intermediate learners - Tiny fraction aimed at English in specific purposes i.e. business domains, etc 2.3 Strategic Language Drivers… 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  17. 17. 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  18. 18. 75% English Language 2. Cultural and Strategic Drivers
  19. 19. 3. Open Educational Resources
  20. 20. • Irish State supports several Digital Humanities projects • Sense of place important to diaspora – Resources representing places openly available • Crowd engagement used to connect with Diaspora in development of resources: – Logainm.ie • Placenames Database – Dúchas.ie • Bailiúchán na Scol or na School’s Collection • A collection of writings collected from School Children 3. Open Educational Resources
  21. 21. Logainn.ie 3. Open Educational Resources
  22. 22. 3. Open Educational Resources
  23. 23. 3. Open Educational Resources
  24. 24. 3. Open Educational Resources
  25. 25. Conclusion…
  26. 26. • Exciting ‘open’ initiative • Convergence of key drivers • Promoting identity in a digital world Conclusion…
  27. 27. http://langoer.eun.org
  28. 28. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz mairead.nicgiollamhichil@dcu.ie
  29. 29. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  30. 30. National Institute for Digital Learning • DCU Connected • Teaching Enhancement • Digital Learning Research

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