If you would like to be featured on the LOERN page, please fill out the form corresponding to your role in open language education: OER Teacher, OER Master Teacher, OER Creator, OER Master Creator, OER Reviewer, OER Ambassador. We welcome multiple submissions from people who are active in different areas of OER!
OER Ambassador Badge
An OER Ambassador is someone who actively promotes foreign language OER by sharing and modeling various open educational practices (OEP): e.g. giving a conference presentation, networking in an open educational forum, writing an article or blog about OER, facilitating an OER/OEP workshop, mentoring a student or teacher about Open Education, etc.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/oYw84dMargherita BertiAffiliation: University of ArizonaGave three presentations addressing the development and use of OER. Wrote an article and book chapter (forthcoming) explaining OER and OEP.Read more ...Michael DabrowskiAffiliation: Athabasca UniversityIn addition to the presentations listed below, I advocate OER and OEP to colleagues, graduate and undergraduate studentsRead more ...Amber HoyeAffiliation: Boise State UniversityI established Boise State's Pathways Language Teaching Repository via OER Commons, oversee 20+ who contribute to the siteRead more ...Julianne HamminkAffiliation: University of ArizonaI have presented at 2 conferences, trained faculty, and given a workshop for K-12 instructors on the use of OERRead more ...Tita BeavenAffiliation: Open UniversityI have authored OER and worked on a number of OEP activities at the UK Open UniversityRead more ...Kathryn Murphy-JudyAffiliation: Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySteel WagstaffAffiliation: University of WisconsinI have been working to develop an authoring tool that allows language teachers to publish free and open language textbooks.Read more ...Anita YoungAffiliation: World of Learning- Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8I have created OER resources and I have provided professional learning with OER resources.Read more ...Karen BjorkAffiliation: Portland State UniversityI manage PSU's open textbook publishing program and have presented several workshops on open access textbook publishingRead more ...Todd BryantAffiliation: Dickinson CollegeI created the Mixxer (www.language-exchanges.org), have submitted student mods of the game Civ V to Merlot, and written about openness.Read more ...Joshua ThomsAffiliation: Utah State UniversityI research and present on various topics related to open education and L2 learning and teaching.Read more ...Joerdis WeilandtAffiliation: University of Lethbridge/ Goethe-Institute TorontoDisseminates knowledge relating to OER/ OE in a number of PD workshops and incorporates found/modified/created materials into teaching.Read more ...Amanda DalolaAffiliation: University of South CarolinaAs moderator of the Français Interactif (FI) Facebook page, spreads the word about OER for learning French.Read more ...Teresa MacKinnonAffiliation: University of WarwickChairs the OER SIG, develops badges for open educators, presents internationally on OER.Read more ...
OER Reviewer Badge
An OER Reviewer is a teacher who writes an evaluation or a review of an OER by another teacher in the language he or she teaches. Evidence can include proof of membership in an editorial board, or a review in a blog or a repository such as MERLOT, OER Commons, or Open Textbook Library (University of Minnesota).
Apply here: https://goo.gl/G5ipGWSarah HarmonAffiliation: California Community CollegesI was on a panel of reviewers for the State of California OER Review, a coalition of reviewers from CA public higher ed institutions.Shahla AdelAffiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillI wrote a review of FLLITE lessonsKate PaesaniAffiliation: University of MinnesotaAs a member of the FLLITE Editorial Board, I conducted a blind review of a participating student's lesson plan draft.Robert DavisAffiliation: University of Oregon - Romance LanguagesI have reviewed several projects for the FLLITE project
OER Master Creator Badge
An OER Master Creator is a student or teacher who creates an OER based mainly on original content. In this case, an OER is more ambitious than a single lesson plan and usually includes a set of materials, e.g., a set of readings or grammar exercises or even a thematic unit. All OER must carry an appropriate CC license.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/UA9wBqMichael DabrowskiAffiliation: Athabasca UniversityI have created an online first-year Spanish Grammar textbook, shared using a CC BY-SARead more ...Catherine AndersonAffiliation: McMaster UniversityWrote and compiled OER Essentials of Linguistics with CC-BY-SA licenseRead more ...Alan NgAffiliation: University of WisconsinI created and maintain the OER textbook "A Foundation Course in Reading German"Read more ...Nijay GuptaAffiliation: George Fox UniversityThrough an advanced language course I taught, I oversaw the development of an intermediate language textbook by 8 of my graduate students.Read more ...Jenny BourneAffiliation: University of LethbridgeI co-created an OER website for EAP students.Read more ...Kyungah YoonAffiliation: Portland State UniversityI authored an online textbook titled Korean Through Folktales.Read more ...Joy EgbertAffiliation: Washington State UniversityI wrote a textbook called "CALL Principles and Practices" and shared it using a CC BY license"Read more ...Della AbrahamsAffiliation: Portland State UniversityI wrote a textbook called "Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners".Read more ...Alice EmeryAffiliation: Gateway Community CollegeI wrote a textbook called "Convivencia: Activities for Spanish Learners" and shared it by using a CC-BY-NC-SA license."Read more ...Seyed Abdollah ShahrokniAffiliation: Washington State UniversityI wrote a book in Farsi called "CALLing on MOODLE: Theory and Practice," and shared it using a CC BY NC ND license.Read more ...Julie WardAffiliation: The University of OklahomaI edited a student-created OER called the /Antología abierta de literatura hispana/ and shared it under a CC-BY license.Read more ...David ThompsonAffiliation: Luther CollegeI created a series of problem-based learning units for advanced students of Spanish.Read more ...Arthur WendorfAffiliation: Northeastern State UniversityI helped with the creation of the SpinTX video archive.Read more ...David ShorterI created Vachiam Eecha in 2003 and then the Wiki for Indigenous Languages in 2011.Read more ...Margarita CasasAffiliation: Linn-Benton Community CollegeI wrote materials to teach Spanish for heritage speakers at the college level.Read more ...Jeff KendrickAffiliation: University of Kansas, Virginia Military InstitueI created and co-authored a website called "French à la mode" and shared it using a CC BY license.Read more ...Antonella Del FattoreAffiliation: The University of Texas at AustinI co-authored with Eric Edwards 'Radio Arlecchino' - Italian Grammar and Culture PodcastRead more ...Anita YoungAffiliation: World of Learning- Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8I design curriculum to be used for Spanish teaching in the World of Learning program and convert it to OERs to share with other teachers.Read more ...Munia Cabal-JiménezAffiliation: Western Illinois UniversityI wrote two open source units on History of Spaninsh and Intuitive Grammar for Spanish as a HL and shared it using a CC BY SA license.Read more ...Robert DavisAffiliation: University of Oregon - Romance LanguagesOnline materials for teaching Critical Metalinguistic Awareness in Spanish/English/SpanglishRead more ...Joanna LuksAffiliation: Independent (retired from Cornell University)I wrote an open textbook, Le Littéraire dans le quotidien, and am co-director of the FLLITE Project.Read more ...Asimiyu AdekunleAffiliation: African Language Teachers Association (ALTA)I assisted in writing of Yorùbá textbook 'Yorùbá Yé Mi' for open access. The material is an eye-opener.Read more ...Orlando KelmAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinCreator and host of podcast series "Língua da Gente," "Conversa Brasileira," "Tá Falado"Read more ...Sergio RomeroAffiliation: University of Texas of AustinI directed the development of 42 units of freeware pedagogical materials for K'iche' Maya self-instruction.Read more ...Vivian FlanzerAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinI created a free website called "ClicaBrasil: Portuguese Language and Culture to Intermediate Students"Read more ...Lina GomaaAffiliation: Portland State UniversityWrote "From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s guide for transitioning into Colloquial Arabic "Read more ...Irene Fernandez-PalaciosAffiliation: North Shore Community CollegeCreated the entire curriculum for the course Elementary Spanish 1 for Health Professionals.Read more ...Stephanie RoulonAffiliation: Portland State UniversityCo-wrote the open French textbook "Histoires d'Avenirs".Read more ...Sonia BalaschAffiliation: Eastern Mennonite UniversityI coauthored "Español y cultura en perspectiva", a series of culture and reading units for 300-level Spanish students.Read more ...Lisa RabinAffiliation: George Mason UniversityI coauthored "Español y cultura en perspectiva", a series of culture and reading units for 300-level Spanish students.Read more ...Robert SandersAffiliation: Portland State UniversityI authored an annotated anthology of Spanish literature focused on the theme of Romantic legends and archetypesRead more ...Juan TahayCo-created an open course for Maya K'iche' that incorporates audiovisual materials.Read more ...José Ignacio Carvajal RegidorAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinCo-created an open course for Maya K'iche' that incorporates audiovisual materials.Read more ...Megan SchachtAffiliation: Parkway SchoolsAs the Langauges Facilitator at Parkway Schools, worked with colleagues to use OER to create thematic units for 5 languages.Read more ...
OER Creator Badge
An OER Creator is a student or teacher who creates or adapts a short OER, such as a single activity or lesson plan. Adapting an OER usually means revising a work or remixing several works into a coherent whole, in order to create a new derivative. All OER must carry an appropriate CC license.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/MefoVxDaum JungAffiliation: Boise State UniversityI create conversation lab activities for Korean 201 and 202 students. The lab activities are openly licensed and shared with other teachers.Read more ...Margherita BertiAffiliation: University of ArizonaDeveloped and shared 360-degree virtual reality videos to be used in Italian language courses to promote cultural learning.Read more ...Hannah SteinerAffiliation: Boise State UniversityI work to create unique copyright free speaking activities for Mandarin Chinese at the Novice to Intermediate level.Read more ...Sarra FoersterAffiliation: Boise State UniversityTo provide unique, copyright-free content for short instruction.Read more ...Delene WhiteAffiliation: Keene State UniversityI created openly licensed worksheets, a test, a quiz, and self-assessments for students. I shared these with students and colleagues.Read more ...Delaney LyonAffiliation: Boise State UniversityAs an OER creator, I create activities that other American Sign Language teachers can use in their classrooms.Read more ...Gabby BatesAffiliation: Boise State UniversityAs an OER creator, I have translated the activities from Spanish to English so that teachers across the country can use them.Read more ...Derek CrossAffiliation: Boise State UniversityCreated a dozen openly licensed Chinese speaking activities and shared through Boise State.Read more ...Megan McAllisterAffiliation: Boise State UniversityContributing novice level ASL conversation activities to BSU's group. I've created four so far, and have twenty-six left.Read more ...Ana SomersI assisted Vivian Flanzer in the creation of the site ClicaBrasilRead more ...Gabriela ZapataAffiliation: Texas A&M UniversityI have been developing Spanish OER materials grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogy Learning by Design since 2016.Read more ...John BenjaminAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinCo-created, taught an OER lesson around the music video advertisement text "Is mir egal" in a first semester German language class.Read more ...Alexander LorenzAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinUsed a lesson from the FLLITE project to teach first semester German students about the ways one can use public transportation in Germany.Read more ...Katrin FuchsAffiliation: Valparaiso UniversityDuring a pre-semester teaching orientation, we developed a lesson plan using the FLLITE model to explore a music video advertisement.Read more ...Natasha César SuárezAffiliation: University of Missouri Saint LouisI mostly create my own lessons, which are aimed to bring relevant topics to the language classes.Read more ...Hsiaomei TsaiAffiliation: Cedar Ridge ElementaryTaught my science lesson, “How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?” to 1st graders in the dual immersion program.Read more ...Andrea PetriAffiliation: MiraCosta Community CollegeI used a Sabbatical Leave to develop simple readings for Italian 101 and 102 students.Read more ...Devon Donohue-BergelerAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinCo-created and implemented an openly licensed lesson plan in a first-semester collegiate German courseRead more ...Maybel Mesa MoralesAffiliation: Texas A&M UniversityImplemented the digital, OER, social-reading platform eComma to introduce fourth-semester (Spanish 202) students to poetryRead more ...
OER Master Teacher Badge
An OER Master Teacher is an advanced user of OER who either adopts a large, integrated OER as the curriculum or combines several OER into a coherent curriculum. In this case, the OER are more important to the curriculum than the adopted commercial materials.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/199xhDAdriana LimaAffiliation: University of LethbridgeI have collaborated with the creation of an OER website alongside the manager of the English Language Institute, Jenny Bourne.Read more ...Brian DonovanAffiliation: Cincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeI adopted the OER website-based program for French Français Interactif, and I use it as my "textbook."Read more ...Dawn MichaelAffiliation: REYNOLDSBURG CITY SCHOOLSI have adopted Français Interactif as the foundation for the curriculum of my French 1 and 2 courses.Read more ...
OER Teacher Badge
An OER Teacher is someone who uses OER primarily to supplement the adopted textbook that defines the curriculum and dictates the classroom activities. In this case, OER are used to update, amplify or improve some elements of commercially-produced materials found to be lacking.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/TPPpi7Daniela C. MeirelesAffiliation: The University of Texas at AustinI use the podcasts Tá Falado, Conversa Brasileira and Língua da Gente for pronunciation and class discussion.Read more ...Adrián Rodríguez RiccelliAffiliation: University of Texas at AustinI use videos from the SpinTX archive, Spanish Proficiency Excercises via COERLL, 'Tá Falado', and BrazilpodRead more ...Margaret EomurianAffiliation: Houston Community CollegeWorked with an instructional designer to create a fully online OER course for heritage learners of Spanish. Course to be completed soon.Read more ...Evan BibbeeAffiliation: Minnesota State University, MankatoI adopted Français interactif from @COERLL as the primary text in our 100-level courses & have been using it successfully for 5 years now.Read more ...Melissa PanterI use the Francais Interactif program as the basis for activities, vocabulary and grammar.Read more ...Shannon BeckerAffiliation: Northern Illinois UniversityWith the French Department at Northern Illinois University, adopted Français Interactif as the main textbook for the first three semesters of instruction.Read more ...