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Tuesday, April 24 • 15:15 - 15:40
Co-creating open textbooks for the professional development of language educators

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This contribution focuses on sharing the open research project “Professional Development through Collaborative Learning and an Open Education Resource (OER) textbook for Language Education” in Uzbekistan. This project is one of the 17 supported globally by the UNESCO programme Open Education for a better world through volunteer mentors.

The project team will share the need for this study and their current thinking regarding the co-creation process of the open textbook for the continuous professional development of language educators based on identified needs and priorities. The team will also discuss their collaborative working practices across three continents, illustrate their initial ideas around the collaborative development activities based on related contemporary research and literature. The team will also review an online pilot and suggest revisions for the next version which will be the first accredited online course in Uzbekistan.

This contribution will be of interest to delegates worldwide with an interest in the adoption of open textbook approaches for the professional development of language educators and educators in a range of disciplines.


Alisher Abidjanov

Peabody Fellow at Vanderbilt University
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Chrissi Nerantzi

Principal Lecturer in Academic CPD, Manchester Metropolitan University
Chrissi Nerantzi (@chrissinerantzi): Is a Principal Lecturer in Academic CPD in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Her approach is playful and experimental and she specialises in creative, innovative and... Read More →
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Naomi Wahls

EdD Student, University of Colorado Denver
I research intercultural collaborative open learning and will be teaching a course on intercultural learning this fall 2018. I'm also a PhD Candidate with Open Universiteit, Netherlands.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 15:15 - 15:40 CEST
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