Plunge into a text with social reading

Plunge into a text with social reading

Photo credit (left): flickr user Jake Macabre  Photo credit (middle): COERLL  Photo credit (right): Deutsche Fototek  COERLL recently made the social reading tool eComma available for users of Learning Management Systems (LMS). In eComma, a group of students can annotate the same text together … [Continue reading...]

OER: Flexible materials for flexible learners

OER: Flexible materials for flexible learners

Photo credit: flickr user Daniel Garcia Neto  From the editor: We recently heard from Bret Chernoff, an independent learner who has been using various Portuguese learning products on COERLL’s Brazilpod portal. Bret shows how a flexible language learner can use open educational resources (OER) to … [Continue reading...]

Sharing opens up new possibilities

Sharing opens up new possibilities

Photo credit: flickr user Hoffnungsschimmer  Here at COERLL we have always worked on projects with small teams of professors or teachers to create openly licensed language teaching materials (textbooks, activities, lessons, etc.) that we share with teachers. However, some of our new projects follow … [Continue reading...]

Availability of Foreign Language materials in OER repositories

Availability of Foreign Language materials in OER repositories

Photo credit: flickr user gotcredit.com  Here at COERLL, we encourage teachers to use Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in their classes. One way to begin using OER and OEP is to search for and use pedagogical materials (lessons, activities, and courses) that … [Continue reading...]

Department of Education proposes OER initiatives to directly impact teachers

Department of Education proposes OER initiatives to directly impact teachers

Photo credit: flickr user opensource.com  We at the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) could not be happier about two new Department of Education initiatives that not only reinforce the work we do to create and disseminate high quality open instructional materials … [Continue reading...]

David Wiley’s Remix Hypothesis: using OER to rethink teaching

David Wiley’s Remix Hypothesis: using OER to rethink teaching

David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning and OER advocate, spoke at the University of Texas to kick off the Year of Open, a series of events sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Center for Learning Sciences. Wiley is well known in Open Education circles for his “5 R’s” framework of OER … [Continue reading...]