Open Educational Resources for Language Teaching and Learning
Inclusive, Innovative, and Free to Use
Many faculty, staff and students in the Department of World Languages are working to create inclusive, innovative, and free to use OER teaching materials for the world language classroom. Explore this page to learn more about the great work taking place!
What are Open Educational Resources?
Open Educational Resources are textbooks, articles, activities, images, data, video, code and more that are in the public domain or released under an open license. They are free in digital and other forms for anyone to use and adapt without an expiration date.
At Boise State, open educational resources (OER) are free, openly-licensed materials that permit use, revision, and redistribution. While the benefits of OER are available to all learners and educators, OER draws on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, it is developed for the empowerment and with the participation of marginalized learners who may be underrepresented in educational contexts.
Hostile Terrain 94
A digital interactive experience recreating the Boise State University exhibition that details the dangers of undocumented migration in the Southern US border.
"La noche boca arriba"
Experience the Julio Cortázar short story, “La noche boca arriba,”in an immersive storytelling experience.
- Manuel Gómez, PhD, Project Co-Director, and Head Designer, Adjunct of Spanish, Boise State.
- Alvaro Llosa-Sanz, PhD, Project Co-Director, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Oslo, Norway.
The Pathways Project
Teachers and students participating in the Pathways Project come from different fields of study and schools across Idaho to create openly licensed activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence. The Project hosts more than 800 ancillary activities, 20 student projects, and 5 Let’s Chat! Pressbook titles.
- Kelly Arispe, Project Co-Director, Associate Professor of Spanish
- Amber Hoye, Project Co-Director, Director of World Languages Resource Center
- K-16 Language Instructors from across the state of Idaho
- Interdisciplinary students including language majors, minors and pre-service teacehrs
SPAN 304 Introduction to Hispanic Literature- Website/Workbook: Introduction to authors, and literary movements; readings; assessments, etc.
SPAN377 Latin America Civilization & Culture- Website/Workbook: Introduction to socio-political topics; readings; assessments; etc.