The expert panelists in this webinar provided tips about how to use OER repositories to find openly licensed educational resources to use in the language classroom, and to share your own creations with other teachers.
- Melinda Boland directs development of OER Commons and all partner implementations, including professional learning programs and community building efforts with a team of trainers, project managers, librarians, and designers who together produce all of ISKME's OER products and services.
- Anita Young and Patricia Mulroy work on a team at the World of Learning Institute at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, a program that provides face-to-face world language instruction in a virtual environment for students who cannot access them in their school. They have made the open resources they developed for their Spanish and German courses available for other teachers to use on OER Commons.
- Kevin Hawkins and his team at the University of North Texas Libraries help educate members of the UNT community about OER and partner with others on campus to run some programs in support of OER.
Links shared in the webinar
Repositories for finding and sharing teaching resources (activities, textbooks, videos, etc.)
- OER Commons (To search, type a term in the search bar. To add a resource, click "Add OER" at the top of the homepage.)
- Mason OER Metafinder searches multiple repositories at once
- List of respositories in COERLL's OER guide
Other websites where lots of resources are compiled
- Appalachia IU8's world language resources
- COERLL's materials page
- NFLRC.org, the website of the 16 federally funded national foreign language resource centers, of which COERLL is one (attention, not everything is openly licensed)
On evaluating OER
- Submission guidelines for OER Commons
- Achieve's OER rubrics
- Quality assurance in the open: an evaluation of OER repositories (article by Atenas, Javiera and Havemann, Leo)
General information about OER