Voices for Openness is a professional development project from the  Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), one of 15 national foreign language resource centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Title VI of the 1990 Higher Education Act). We at COERLL have diverse interests including the fine arts, foreign language pedagogy, information design, and sociolinguistics. Together we are committed to working as a team toward a more open world. In language education, this means providing equal learning opportunities for the public by providing Open Education Resources (OER), freely accessible web-based resources.

In keeping with the spirit of openness, the material on this site is available for the public to distribute, edit, and build upon freely, along with a credit attribution to the original source. Here is an example of how to give credit:

Personal narrative by [Name of Contributor], from Voices for Openness in Language Learning, available at http://sites.la.utexas.edu/voices.

We thank each of our Voices for Openness contributors who spoke out about using OER to improve language learning and how we can work together to promote the ideals of Open Education. We hope these voices will inspire and incite even more sharing and collaboration.

If you are interested in getting involved in one of COERLL’s projects, we’d love to hear from you.


The contents of this website were developed under grant #P229A100014 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents to not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.