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ERIC Number: ED596829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul-26
Pages: 220
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-2-4900-5750-4
New Case Studies of Openness in and beyond the Language Classroom
Learners are increasingly accessing free online and open resources, tools, and spaces where they can develop their language skills beyond the classroom, alone, or in collaboration with others, and often whilst engaging in purposeful and enjoyable activities. Teachers need to find ways to explore and connect these activities productively with the formal learning that they design for their students, as shown in many of the contributions in this volume. This collection is addressed primarily to foreign and second language teachers in secondary and tertiary education. Authors were asked to provide sufficient context and detail about their projects to enable other practitioners to replicate or build upon the activities described in each case study. Whilst these are not research papers, the projects here included are often the result of pedagogical research, engagement with open education, and extensive experience of language learning and teaching. This volume includes: (1) Introduction to New Case Studies of Openness in and Beyond the Language Classroom (Anna Comas-Quinn, Ana Beaven, and Barbara Sawhill); (2) An Inclusionary Open Access Textbook for Portuguese (Carlos Pio and Eduardo Viana da Silva); (3) Creating and Implementing Open Educational Resources for the Spanish as a Heritage Language Classroom (Evelyn Durán Urrea and Jocelly G. Meiners); (4) Italian Open Education: Virtual Reality Immersions for the Language Classroom (Margherita Berti); (5) Embedding OERs for the Development of Information Literacy in the Foreign Language Classroom (Odette Gabaudan and Susanna Nocchi); (6) Learning in the Open: Integrating Language and Culture Through Student Curation, Virtual Exchange, and OER (Lionel Mathieu, Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Robert Godwin-Jones, Laura Middlebrooks, and Natalia Boykova); (7) Building Bridges Not Walls -- Wikipedia in Translation Studies (Ewan McAndrew and Lorna Campbell); (8) Working with Online Communities: Translating TED Talks (Anna Comas-Quinn and Mara Fuertes Gutiérrez); (9) Repurposing MOOCs for Self-Regulated Language Learning in an English for Academic Purposes Course (Barbara Conde Gafaro); (10) Assessing Language Student Interaction and Engagement via Twitter (Olivia Kelly); (11) 'Your Language Development': Harnessing Openness to Integrate Independent Language Learning into the Curriculum (Tita Beaven); (12) Open Practices as a Catalyst for Language Teachers' Professional Development (Patricia Daniels); (13) Empowering Teachers and Learners in and Beyond Classrooms: Focus on OEPs in Reading Activities (Fanny Meunier, Alice Meurice, and Julie Van De Vyver); and (14) Exploratory Practice: A Way of Opening up Access to Research by Classroom Teachers and Learners (Assia Slimani-Rolls). La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: (France)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A