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Practical Usage of OER Material in the EFL Classroom

  1. 1. Practical Usage of OER Material in the EFL Classroom Maria Haas
  2. 2. Research Question
  3. 3. What would EFL lessons look like if exclusively OER material rather than traditional school books would be used?

  4. 4. Open Educational Resources(OER) 2001 MIT OpenCourseWare 2002 UNESCO Forum for Higher Education in Developing Countries UNESCO website: ”teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or that can be used under an intellectual property license that allows re-use or adaptation (e.g Creative Commons)."
  5. 5. Creative Commons (CC) non profit organisation founded in 2001 allow users to release material under a license that is not “all rights reserved”
 
 

  6. 6. Creative Commons (CC) 4 modules BY NC ND SA
 
 
 
 Source: Creative Commons website
  7. 7. Reusing CC material TASL (title, author, source, license) for this study: source removed from worksheets cosmetic purposes offline mode
 

  8. 8. Situation in Austria use copyrighted material in class not allowed to copy teaching material difference to Germany up to 10% of a school book can be copied
 

  9. 9. Prior to Study project seminar (EFL teaching) preliminary study (February)
 
 
 
 

  10. 10. Study
  11. 11. Study two weeks 30 students second year of middle school (A1) 6 lessons (+ 30 minute feedback session)
 
 

  12. 12. Evaluation Plan preparation time (time sheet) feedback (from students and teachers) target group (material for A1)
 
 
 
 

  13. 13. Results
  14. 14. Preparation ~39 hours most time spent finding material (20 hours) problems with CC search engine problems with SA module
 

  15. 15. Feedback overwhelmingly positive (28/2) learned a lot better/as good as school book too many worksheets material not hole punched
 

  16. 16. Target Group little material for target group/topics material created using pictures as base lots of material in English but not ESL/EFL repositories not useful (higher education) teachers do not share openly
 
 
 

  17. 17. Conclusion students enjoyed OER material possible to create OER lessons drawbacks offline setting (material distribution) lack of awareness of OER material integrate in curriculum for teacher training
  18. 18. Questions?

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