Looking Back on Four Years of COERLL Projects

Looking Back on Four Years of COERLL Projects

COERLL’s 2014-2018 Title VI national foreign language resource center federal grant, and the projects funded by the grant, will soon be coming to an end.

COERLL and the project teams have learned a lot during this grant about the potential and the challenges of open educational resources. Each project had slightly different goals and a different way of reaching those goals. For every idea you see implemented in these materials, there is another great idea that we just didn’t have time for… but we hope to work on more of these in the future. And perhaps our reflections on these projects can provide some guidance or inspiration for those of you who may be considering creating your own open educational resources.

You can read about each of our projects by clicking the links below. Each of the projects was managed by faculty, created through faculty and graduate student labor, and supported by technical, graphic design, pedagogical, and administrative assistance from COERLL and other centers at the University of Texas at Austin.

Thank you to all of the project teams! It has been wonderful working with you and we are proud to help share your work.

Creating videos For Use in the Classroom

Creating videos For Use in the Classroom

Photo credit: flickr user chelsea(: Editor's Note: Josie Jesser created videos of elementary school students speaking Spanish as part of our COERLL Collaborators program. Here, she explains her process. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth even more. Even just two … [Continue reading...]

Finding a Language Partner on the Other Side of the World

Finding a Language Partner on the Other Side of the World

Photo credit: "Skype Friend" by flickr user Greg Balzer From the editor: Though teachers are our main audience, we realize many people use our materials to learn languages independently. For our readers who are dedicated independent language learners, guest blogger Chi Fang shares his experience … [Continue reading...]

A network to showcase OER for language learning

A network to showcase OER for language learning

Editors note: This post was originally published on the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources blog The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) just launched the Language OER Network (LOERN), a page on our website to list language educators who … [Continue reading...]

OER for a Common Goal – Meeting the Needs of Spanish Heritage Learners

OER for a Common Goal – Meeting the Needs of Spanish Heritage Learners

Editors note: This post was written by COERLL partner Jocelly Meiners, and originally published in Tex Libris, the blog from the libraries at the University of Texas at Austin, for a special Open Education Week series. In recent years, the development of Spanish language courses designed … [Continue reading...]

Creating an OER for Turkish-language learning has made sharing my ideas, teaching materials and methodology possible!

Creating an OER for Turkish-language learning has made sharing my ideas, teaching materials and methodology possible!

Photo credit: flickr user Hansol  Editors note: This post was written by COERLL partner Jeannette Okur, and originally published in Tex Libris, the blog from the libraries at the University of Texas at Austin, for a special Open Education Week series. For a year and a half now, I have been … [Continue reading...]