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Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture

What is the future for less used languages online? How can online resources be an effective tool to preserve less used languages? This is the topic that will be discussed in the Webinar Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture: What are the challenges and how will we tackle them?

Time: 19 September 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time)

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Kate Borthwick, University of Southampton, UK

KateCoordinator for e-learning at the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS). Experienced developer of online learning materials and an e-tutor. She has a research interest in open educational resources (OER) and managed all of the Centre’s recent projects exploring Open Educational Practice.


Anna-Comas Quinn, The Open University, UK

AnnaLecturer in Spanish at the Department of Languages. Leader of LORO, a project to provide free open educational resources for language teaching and learning ( Fellow of SCORE (Support Centre for Open Educational Resources).


Sylvi Vigmo, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

SylviTakes a specific interest in interaction, communication and learning in collaborative digital media settings. More specifically this means in-depth explorations of the use of languages in learners’ boundary crossings between contexts in which digital media are used as resources.


Chair: Alastair Creelman, Linneus University

AlastairE-learning specialist, business intelligence, project leader. University library / e-Health Institute. Distance/net-based learning, quality in e-learning, open educational resources (OER), MOOCs, social media in education.



What will you learn from this webinar?

  • The status of OER in less used languages in Europe
  • Some current strategic projects working going on that deal with OER
  • How OER can be used as a resource in teaching and learning of languages

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Sustainability in OER for less used languages – Webinar link

OERlangoerHere’s the link to our webinar from 14 March 2014 during the Open Education Week! The sound first starts after 7 minutes in the webinar (when Anne starts talking!) but you can see the slides and also the chat all the time.



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Presentation on sustainability in OERs

Thanks for contributing with very interesting input in the Open Ed Week webinar! Some really crucial issues were brought up and let’s continue our discussions. For example valuable input about some strategic initiatives in Estonian. Also Wales has initiated work that we are looking forward to following. Next year OER2015 will be hosted in Wales.

For the LangOER project, the work around the state-of-the mapping is progressing and we brought up some preliminary results for discussion. The concept of OER is interpreted from many perspectives and there are different views put into this word.Thanks for all relevant contributions from experts in the webinar!

/Sylvi and Linda



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Join us online at the Open Education Week Friday 14 March 11:00-12:00!
In the webinar we will discuss multilingual dimensions of OER where a few national OER projects dealing with less used languages will be brought up as examples, one from Welsh and one from Estonian. The following questions will be addressed: What are the opportunities for national less used language OER projects and how can they be sustained? What is the future for national, unilingual OER projects?

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