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Tuesday, October 19 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Supporting OER Creation in the Least Commonly Taught Languages

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There continues to be a dearth of OER in the foreign languages. This is even more acutely felt in the least commonly taught languages (LCTLs). LCTLs are a designation given by the US government to those languages not commonly taught in US public schools. Currently, there are 78 languages considered LCTLs with a majority of them taught at the college level.

For the past two years, the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries OER Award Program has funded projects by our foreign language faculty most notably those teaching LCTLs. This presentation will showcase the work of four faculty who have created an interactive OER in Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, and Russian languages. We will highlight the collaboration between the OER librarian and the faculty OER Program awardees and how we have partnered together to create OER materials that are not only of the highest quality but are also aligned with the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). True to our land-grant mission, the OER we have produced are centered on the student experience and how these materials can foster better, more engaged language learning for all learners not just at MSU but globally as well.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn about OER in the least commonly taught languages
  • Discover how interactivity is incorporated into the making of these OER
  • Be inspired and get ideas about successful librarian-faculty collaboration

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Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
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Ayman Mohamed

Assistant professor, Michigan State University
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Shannon Quinn

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
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Rajiv Ranjan

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Sadam Issa

Assistant Professor, MSU

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:55am EDT
Room A