Laura Middlebrooks (Virginia Commonwealth University)
In this discussion-based webinar, two teams who have created open educational resources (OER) with their students shared and answered questions about their work.
About the presenters' projects:
Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye lead the Boise State University Department of World Languages' Pathways OER Language Teaching Repository, an open collection of instructional materials and professional development created by and uniquely for Idaho’s K-16 language teachers and students. Participating teachers and students come from different fields of study to create open digital activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence.
Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ngoc-My Guidarelli, and Laura Middlebrooks are part of a team of faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University who have developed an open, connected platform where 202 students curate – search, select, and share – authentic materials online and discuss their work in virtual exchanges with native speakers. Upper-level students help triage and scaffold the best curations into online interactive modules, with an eventual goal of integrating the materials into a a series of open textbooks.
An example of French resources curated by students