Open Education

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"Open Education and Second Language Learning and Teaching" book

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Compared with STEM fields, language education and second language acquisition have only slowly embraced open education and the new knowledge ecologies it produces. Language educators may have been hesitant to participate in the open education movement due to a lack of research which investigates the benefits and challenges of language learning and teaching in open environments.

Edited by Carl S. Blyth, Joshua J. Thoms

Introduction to OER for Language Teachers

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These modules are a resource for language educators who are interested in using and creating Open Educational Resources (OER). 


Open Badges for Foreign Language Education

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Open digital badges are online representations of earned knowledge and skills. Badges make it easy to validate and make visible the variety of learning that happens in formal and informal contexts. Most importantly, they have the potential to help change how we assign value to what, where, and how people learn. This website provides an introduction to badges and guidance for educators who want to begin earning and creating open digital badges.

Carl Blyth et al

Voices for Openness in Language Learning

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This website features the stories of forward-thinking students, educators, content developers, and technologists carrying the banner of Open Education in language learning. We hope these voices will inspire and incite more sharing and collaboration.


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