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Quere, Nolwenn – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Designing and sharing Open Educational Resources (OERs) requires teachers to develop new competences, in particular with digital resources. In this paper, the case of a language resource production group is introduced. Due to the centrality of the OERs in their collective activity, I show that the documents they produce are essential to the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technological Literacy
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Borthwick, Kate; Dickens, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2012
The LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, at the University of Southampton, UK, has led a number of projects aimed at creating and building communities of sharers and users of open educational resources (OERs). We have worked with very different groups within the language teaching community to raise awareness about OERs,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Language Teachers
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Pulker, Hélène – Research-publishing.net, 2013
The use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support language teaching and learning in higher education has become standard practice in recent years. While OER initiatives have given considerable attention to teacher's engagement as well as the sharing of culture and the creation and uploading of OERs, there is little evidence about specific…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Foreign Countries
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Fitzgerald, Alannah; Wu, Shaoqun; Marín, María José – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In this case study we present innovative work in building open corpus-based language collections by focusing on a description of the opensource multilingual Flexible Language Acquisition (FLAX) language project, which is an ongoing example of open materials development practices for language teaching and learning. We present language-learning…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Language Teachers, Case Studies, Multilingualism
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Godwin-Jones, Robert – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper reports on a case study in the experimental use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in intermediate level language instruction. The resources come from three sources: the instructor, the students, and open content repositories. The objective of this action research project was to provide student-centered learning materials, enhance…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Case Studies, Multimedia Materials, Shared Resources and Services
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Fitzgerald, Alannah; Wu, Shaoqun; Barge, Martin – Research-publishing.net, 2014
With this research and design paper, we are proposing that Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Open Access (OA) publications give increasing access to high quality online educational and research content for the development of powerful domain-specific language collections that can be further enhanced linguistically with the Flexible Language…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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Appel, Christine; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Jager, Sake; Prizel-Kania, Adriana – Research-publishing.net, 2014
SpeakApps 2 is a project with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme, Accompanying Measures. It follows up on the work and results reached during the KA2 project "SpeakApps: Oral production and interaction in a foreign language through ICT tools". The overarching aim of SpeakApps 2 is to further enhance Europeans' language learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Speech Communication
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Ó Ciardúbháin, Colm; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad – Research-publishing.net, 2014
If teachers of Less-Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), such as Irish, are to make use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and many other CALL tools, then there must be an appropriate adaptation of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in that LCTL. The need to be "Bologna-compliant" has seen language courses and syllabuses…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Irish, Resource Units, Academic Standards
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Orsini-Jones, Marina; Pibworth-Dolinski, Laura; Cribb, Mike; Brick, Billy; Gazeley-Eke, Zoe; Leinster, Hannah; Lloyd, Elwyn – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This paper reports on an exploratory research project on the evaluation of the engagement with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) carried out by six members of staff and two "expert students" involved in the MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Department of English and Languages at Coventry University (CU), United Kingdom,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Marcus-Quinn, Ann; McGarr, Oliver – Research-publishing.net, 2013
This research study developed curricular specific open educational resources (OERs) for the teaching of poetry at Junior Certificate level in Irish post-primary schools. It aimed to capture the collaborative design and development process used in the development of the digital resources and describe and evaluate the implementation of the resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Design, Educational Technology
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Beaven, Tita – Research-publishing.net, 2015
The pedagogic practical knowledge that teachers use in their lessons is very difficult to make visible and often remains tacit. This chapter draws on data from a recent study and closely analyses a number of Open Educational Resources used by three language teachers at the UK Open University in order to try to capture how their use of the…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Shared Resources and Services
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Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Corradini, Erika, Ed.; Dickens, Alison, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This e-book is a celebration of and reflection on 10 years of the LLAS elearning symposium, an event which is run by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) based at the University of Southampton, UK. Over the past ten years, the symposium has followed the innovations brought about in the digital realm and has offered a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Languages, Linguistics