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Performing Languages: an example of integrating open practices in staff development for language teachers
This article was originally published on the Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, volume 9, issue 1.
In 2009 the Department of Languages at The Open University, UK, developed LORO (http://loro.open.ac.uk), a repository of Open Educational Resources for language teaching and learning aimed at language teaching professionals. Initially populated with over 300 hours of teaching resources for French, Spanish, German, Italian, Welsh, Chinese and English for Academic Purposes, LORO’s initial function was to provide an efficient and open way of accessing and sharing resources. Additionally, the integration of LORO into language teachers’ workflows is part of the department’s strategy for teachers’ professional development and a key enabler for increased transparency, collaboration, skills development, and pedagogical reflection and discussion, leading ultimately to the enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning.
Historiana is an educational website that offers young people free access to quality education on history and heritage from a global perspective. The website is currently being developed by educators and historians from over 35 countries. The website is organized thematically and provides content that is inclusive for all people, regardless of their cultural, religious or ethnic background.
Over 250 FREE eBooks at Oxford Owl's online library, as well as links to activities and games.
Open learning sources available at Oxford Owl's free eBook library. Browse through over 250 free eBooks, classified according to age and reading level, as well as activities, storyteller videos, and games.
openSpace is University College Falmouth's platform for making teaching materials free to learners all over the world through Creative Commons. This is your space to explore, experiment, develop and grow...a place where your learning and your knowledge is shaped through your interactions, peer feedback and collaboration with others interested in the same subject. It's about you participating in an active community of learners. The journey is as important as the destination.