In the fast developing digital area, new opportunities address themselves for regional and minority languages to engage with other language communities or to engage others with their language. Open Education and Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Open Educational Resources (OER) in that respect, are in ideal way to empower a small languages.
How can different language communities and cross-border collaboration advance the development of OER? How can OEP be transferred to language communities with less financial resources and political support and how? What are the challenges and opportunities from a policy perspective on OER uptake? What is the added value of OER from a (small) language teaching perspective?
These and other topics will be addressed in a seminar taking place on 7-8 October 2015 in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands). Both researchers, educators and policymakers in the field of regional and minority languages are welcome to participate in the seminar. The seminar is organized by the European Commission funded Life Long Learning project LangOER and hosted by the Mercator Research Centre (part of the Fryske Akademy ).
Registration will open on the 1st of August 2015. For registration, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. See for more information: www.mercator-research.eu.
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