Open Content Means Open Data

Open Content Means Open Data

Photo credit: flickr user Tayloright When we talk about the importance of open content, there are a few clear advantages that are consistently mentioned including access, cost, and the ability to remix. Often neglected from the discussion is the data created and collected by learners when using … [Continue reading...]

Empowering Learners of Spanish

Empowering Learners of Spanish

From the Editor: This is a guest post about a new set of openly licensed activities "Empowering Learners of Spanish", by Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Robert L. Davis, Julie Weise (University of Oregon) and Munia Cabal Jiménez (Western Illinois University). We want to share with students and educators … [Continue reading...]

Writing Resources That Give Students the Freedom to Explore

Writing Resources That Give Students the Freedom to Explore

"El aquelarre" by Francisco de Goya is in the Public Domain When he began compiling his textbook anthology Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español, Robert Sanders knew that his students weren't taking upper-level Spanish to become professors of Spanish literature. They were mostly minoring … [Continue reading...]

A Treasure Trove of Videos for Language Teaching

A Treasure Trove of Videos for Language Teaching

Photo credit: YouTube user Pefu & Lukyson  From the editor: The following is a portion of a transcript from an interview with Dr. Christian Hilchey, which was originally published in COERLL's newsletter. Dr. Hilchey explains how to search for and get inspired by openly licensed authentic … [Continue reading...]

A Program for Professional Growth Based on Collaboration

A Program for Professional Growth Based on Collaboration

Over the past three years, COERLL has been working on several projects that require participation from language instructors; a new realm for a language center accustomed to making language learning materials with small teams of faculty and graduate students. In order to jumpstart these … [Continue reading...]

Evaluating ed-tech tools

Evaluating ed-tech tools

Here at COERLL we value the use of technology in the language classroom. As open educators, we believe that educational materials and tools should be open. By "open", we mean: easy to access, customizable, affordable for teachers and students, and created for the greater good of a community of … [Continue reading...]