FLAX Weaving with Oxford Open Educational Resources: Open Practices for English Language Teaching

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Workshop delivered at the e-Learning Symposium on the 25th of January, 2013 with the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton.


<ul><li> 1. FLAX Weaving with Oxford Open Educational ResourcesAlannah Fitzgeraldhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cynnyw/235579293/</li></ul> <p> 2. Overview Oxford-managed and -created content in FLAX(The Flexible Language Acquisition project) Research corpora &amp; Teaching podcasts OpenSpires project at Oxford Creative commons-licensed content Building language collections in FLAX with OER Linking to open linguistic tools and content Creating interactivity in your collections 3. CollocationCollocation databasedatabaseAny other Any otherresource resourceDigital LibraryDigital LibraryGlossaryGlossary 4. Data Driven Learning (DDL) In DDL, a student has access to a large body ofauthentic language, from which s/he can extractlanguage items in context. (Boulton, 2011) The student is a language research worker (Johns, 1994). An A to Z of Technology for EAP (Watson,Professional Issues Meeting at Southampton2012) no mention of DDL... 5. flax.nzdl.orgPowerful yet simple interfaces for DDL 6. BNC/BAWE 7. Learning Collocations collection in FLAX FLAX team collections building:Shaoqun Wu, Ian Witten, Margaret Franken, Xiaofeng Yu Waikato University http://tinyurl.com/73zcgac 8. Learning Collocations in FLAX: in response to where are the good published collocations resources? Research shows that the successful use ofcollocations in student writing and speaking supportsnot only improved levels of accuracy but alsoimproved levels of fluency in their use of English(Wray, 2002; Nesselhauf, 2003). Constraints with published collocations resources Publication issues = the number and specificity of collocations examples that can be assigned to print and CD-ROM formats. 9. British Academic Written English corpus:browse by genre or discipline 10. The BAWE collections in FLAX:moving away from mutt genres with digitally enhanced and authentic genres mutt genresgenres that do not respond torhetorical situations requiring communication in order toaccomplish a purpose that is meaningful to the author(Wardell, 2009). Unsurprisingly, the utility of the corpus is increasedwhen it has been annotated, making it no longer a bodyof text where linguistic information is implicitly present,but one which may be considered a repository oflinguistic information. (ICT4LT, Module 3.4 CorpusLinguistics http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod3-4.htm) 11. BAWE sub corpus wordlists 12. The BAWE sub corpus text collections: POS-tagging phraseshttp://tinyurl.com/cpwyefb 13. Search and store collocations 14. Retrieve and save collocations 15. Collocational links to further resources 16. Wikify key words &amp; phrases http://tinyurl.com/cpwyefb 17. Word lists:general, academic, specific, key 18. How could you use the FLAXcollections in your teaching andlearning? 19. University of Oxford OER http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/resources/index.html#posters19 20. http://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-u-corporate-channel-of-free-educational-resources 21. In the late 19th century Oxford was one of thepioneers of the university extension movement,which enabled audiences around the UK to hearwhat some of its lecturers had to say on a widerange of topics. The OpenSpires project is the 21stcentury equivalent, though, with the benefit of theweb, the audiences are now global and we hopeeven more diverse. It is a pleasure to contribute tothis important venture, which is opening up Oxfordlike never before.(McDonald, n.d.) 22. http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ 23. Its all in the downloads UniversityDownloads Open University, UK Over 34 million since June 2008 University of OxfordOver 9 million since June 2008 Coventry University 2.5 million in 2010 alone University of Warwick 1 million Jan 09 June 10http://www.slideshare.net/tbirdcymru/itunes-u-corporate-channel-of-free-educational-resources 24. English OER through literature 25. Great Writers Inspire http://writersinspire.org/ 26. What could you do with theOxford Creative Commonspodcast content? 27. Linking open tools and open podshttp://http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/crunch/ 27 28. OpenSpires in FLAX 29. Mining Oxford podcasts 30. Mining &amp; linking key collocations 31. Language Teachers:OER creators, users, re- mixers and publishers 32. Developing podcast activities in FLAX 33. Close exercises in FLAX 34. YouTube in FLAX 35. Scrambled sentences in FLAX 36. Drag n Drop exercises in FLAX 37. Please register with FLAX to build your own collections!http://www.flickr.com/photos/dopey/6273168640/ 38. Thank youEmail: fitzgerald@education.concordia.ca; shaoqun@waikato.ac.nz FLAX Language: flax.nzdl.org; Twitter: @AlannahFitzSlideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/ Blog: Technology for Open English Toying with Open E-resourceswww.alannahfitzgerald.org </p>