The Power of Openness: Improving Foreign Language Learning Through Open Education

The Power of Openness: Improving Foreign Language Learning Through Open Education was held at the University of Texas at Austin and online on August 9-10, 2012.

The spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing excitement, from high school teachers trading ideas and lesson plans with their peers in online communities, to professors making their courseware open to the public.

The “Power of Openness” symposium seeks to bring together foreign language teachers, instructional designers, and educational administrators to discuss how to produce a new generation of foreign language materials called Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.OER Commons

Join us in Austin or attend virtually through our live stream to learn how OER enhance foreign language learning by leveraging the power of openness. Register today!

This symposium is sponsored by the Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. CPE credits are available.

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