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Have you searched for OERs for faculty outside the library? Do you face challenges locating OERs in particular subject areas? Do you have experience with OER development? Do you have experience collaborating on OER development with faculty outside the library?
1.5 - 1.9 billion people around the world are currently learning English. English is a desired language to learn in refugee camps around the world.
English is a desired language to learn in refugee camps around the world. Second or additional language learners of English outnumber first language learners of English by 4 to 1.
Monthly workshops OER as a source for information OER as a tool (how to create) Social Media Blog - collect and disperse information Facebook, Twitter, Instagram : promote activities Search and collect best experiences “The Grapevine” Informal dialogue with faculty and students
ENGL 662: Seminar in TESL Methods Teacher: Search for ESL Materials ESL worksheet sites. Hundreds of teacher resource sites for finding and using blackline masters. Limited number of “textbooks” for Adult ESL/Academic English Found one English Composition book for ESL. Intended for ESL section of FYW. Focus is sentence level accuracy. Capstone project. Student Learning Outcomes Standards (WIDA, CEFR) Skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) Pedagogy (task based, project based, CLT, integrated, etc)
Sample Student Project (Procrastination) Identified a topic - Procrastination Found a presentation on TedTalks on Procrastination Created a series of activities to reinforce language acquisition that met stated learning outcomes and proficiency level. Listening, Vocabulary building, Speaking, and Writing Others: Clearinghouse for resources on teaching future tense Writing effective paragraphs College Life Poetry- Tell-Tale Heart by E. A. Poe Reading Strategies Using Context Clues to predict vocabulary meaning
Michael asks attendees to share their resources, if they know any in the comments section of the blog
Assessment http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2017/11/01/digital-assessment-session/ Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/ Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/login Open Textbook British Columbia:https://opentextbc.ca/abealf6/back-matter/graphic-organizers/ Word Generation: https://wordgen.serpmedia.org/index.html Compleat Lexical Tutor: https://www.lextutor.ca/ Lumen Learning: https://lumenlearning.com/ The Purdue Owl: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html Story Books Canada: https://storybookscanada.ca/
Library-Faculty-Student Collaboration to Create
OERs for TESL
Presented at ARLD Day, Chaska, MN, April 26, 2019
Michael Schwartz, Rachel Wexelbaum, Plamen Miltenoff
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-
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http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/oer/2019/04/25/arld-2019/ Short link: http://bit.ly/arld2019
What are we presenting today and how we will do it:
- TESL and OERs
- OER work at St Cloud State University
- OER Projects in TESOL at St. Cloud State University
- How the Library Collaborates with TESOL Program on OERs
- Resources to Build OERs
- Places to Upload and Store OERs
- Questions and Answers
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Introduction: TESL and OERs
And yet...OER development in TESL has been very limited.
English is an official
language in 35 countries
where it is not the native
language ((Breen, 2016; Hammond, 2018;
InternationalHouse London, 2014; Noack & Gamio, 2015).
1.5 - 1.9 billion people
around the world are
currently learning English
(Breen, 2016; Hammond, 2018; InternationalHouse
London, 2014; Noack & Gamio, 2015).
OER work at SCSU
- Open Access Week
- Monthly workshops|
- Social Media
- Search and collect best
Places to upload & store OERs (Plamen and Rachel)
- Storage versus promotion
- Any cloud-based service such as iCloud (Apple), OneDrive (Microsoft), Google Drive etc.
- Blogs such as WordPress and wikis such as Wikipedia
- Low-end tools
- Specialized platforms
- Institutional repositories
- OER repositories
Breen, K. (2016, Nov 15). Which countries are best at English as a second language? World Economic Forum. Retrieved from
Delaney, M. (2016, Jul 21). Can learning languages help refugees cope? The British Council. Retrieved from https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-
Hammond, A. (2018). The most spoken languages. [Web log post]. ESL Stories. Retrieved from https://blog.esl-languages.com/blog/learn-
International House London. (2014, May 30). The number of English language learners keeps on growing. International House London. Retrieved
Noack, R. & Gamio, L. (2015, Apr 23). The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts. The Washington Post. Retrieved from
Pereira, K. (2018, Aug 16). How refugees are using technology as a tool for education. [Web blog post]. Google Design. Retrieved from