• Embracing the multi-dimensionality of digital resources

    Similar to some of the other posts that have popped up recently, my current work focuses on the impacts of digital resources in the classroom. Specifically (in my ongoing project), I’m interested in how students learn new languages when curricula incorporate a variety of multimedia tools developed specifically for students. This is especially interesting for nontraditional or endangered languages that do not command market development of resources for educators. These educators create resources to teach their students, but which also function as cultural artifacts of underrepresented languages.

    I’m also interested in the larger implications of putting these resources online for use by a wider audience. I’d love to talk with other THATCampers who create and use Open Educational Resources or other born-digital materials in their classroom. Can digital resources help bridge the gap between teaching, research, and collaboration online? How can we assess the long-term value of these materials and ensure their preservation into the future?

    More generally, I just wanted to say how excited I am for what I know will be an amazing experience. I can’t wait to meet everyone and discuss all of the exciting topics I’ve been reading about!

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  1. scoutcalvert says:

    Maybe this is a candidate for bringing together with a related topic, perhaps combining with my proposal for Cobbling Together Online Course for Critical Pedagogy? (If there’s an interest.)

  2. archmeg says:

    Since I’ve been thinking about the use of oral history in the classroom, one angle of that is endangered languages. I haven’t thought much about it yet, but I would also be interested to hear what teachers have to say about the use of digital materials in the classroom for that purpose.

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