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Arispe presents on open educational resources and mobile apps for language acquisition

Kelly Arispe, professor in the Department of World Languages and principal investigator for a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, presented at the Open Education Global Conference in Nantes, France at the end of May. Her presentation titled, “Partnering Higher Education and K-12 Institutions in OER: A Sustainable Model for Engaging K-12 Teachers in OER-Enabled Pedagogy,” showcased the Pathways Project model for strategic K-16 community engagement.

In April, the Language Flagship Hackathon invited Arispe to present virtually to students who collaborated in teams to design mobile experiences for language learning objectives.

The hackathon featured Arispe’s presentation, “Mobile Learning for Advanced Proficiency” at the beginning of the event to help students understand the affordances mobile tools offer to advanced language learners. The presentation included examples of apps designed around the ideas of second language development and mobile assisted language learning theory and practice.

Learn more about the hackathon and the challenge winner on the Language Flagship website.