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Open Educational Resources 101: Finding and Using Free Resources in Your Classroom

22 Jan 2021 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


On January 23rd from 9-10 am EST (2-3 pm UTC) CALL-IS and colleagues from across the association will present "Open Educational Resources 101: Finding and Using Free Resources in Your Classroom," a free professional development webinar that will explore the exciting world of OER for TESOL educators. Please join us!

Webinar description:
English language teaching and learning communities around the world are facing educational inequity. In developing countries, English teaching resources are critically limited (Modisaotsile, 2012) and teachers face many challenges, including lack of textbooks, libraries, and exposure to language usage (Kuchah, 2016). Developed countries also face educational inequities exacerbated by the digital divide and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pushed millions of students into remote and online learning situations. Open educational resources (OER) address many of these needs because they can be downloaded for free, revised by teachers to meet the needs of their students, and redistributed to students without fear of infringing on copyright protections. In this webinar, participants will learn about:

What open educational resources are and how they are different from traditional copyrighted educational resources
How to find OER via OER portals, access OER textbooks, and search OER repositories
Teacher and student perceptions about OER
Wikieducator and the OER Foundation
Presenters: Charity Davenport, Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Dr. Christine Sabieh, and Sharon Tjaden-Glass

Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/CALLIS-OERwebinar

Check your local broadcast time: https://tinyurl.com/CALLIS-webinartime

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With best wishes,
Heather Benucci
Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS) Chair, 2020-2021

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