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Report on Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages

The study “Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report” is the first public output of the LangOER network, an ambitious project with highly motivated partners adressing the role of OER in less used European languages which run the risk of being linguistically and culturally marginalized in a fast developing digital world.

The LangOER network, consisting of nine European partners, is a three-year project (January 2014 - December 2016) co-funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme, KA2 action).

The Report and the annex to the study are both available for download

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Linda Bradley, Sylvi Vigmo (LangOER network)

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SignMedia - Interactive learning resource

This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.

The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.

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Christine Jolly, international SignMedia project, lead by the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

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Mathisi 2.0 (Learning 2.0)

Media Department of University of Athens has developed the project Mathisi 2.0 (Learning 2.0) , an initiative for awareness in networked education and life-long learning. The objective of the initiative is to contribute towards awareness of youngsters, school and university students and teachers, parents and everyone else with a shared interest in education about new online tools and the collaborative potential that they bring to education and life-long learning.

Additionally, this initiative aims to bring into contact individuals and organizations interested in networked learning, with a view to reinforcing their dialogue and cooperation. To this end, the Mathisi 2.0 initiative makes extended use of online platforms for awareness, networking and exchange of ideas and viewpoints.

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Media Department of University of Athens

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