Hello world! OpenLIVES begins!

Welcome to the blog for the OpenLIVES (Learning Insights from the Voices of Emigres from Spain) project!

Who are we? Well, we are team that has been funded by JISC to do some exciting things over the next 18 months (2011 – 2013) with research data and open educational resources. The project team is:

Alison Dickens (director); Kate Borthwick (manager) at LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies, University of Southampton.

And co-investigators: Alicia Pozo-Gutierrez and Irina Nelson (both in the Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton); Antonio Martinez-Arboleda (University of Leeds) and Miguel Arrebola-Sanchez (University of Portsmouth).

Under the eContent Capital programme, we have been funded to:

“…digitise research resources documenting the migration experiences of Spanish emigrés. Once released as open content, this raw research data will be developed as open educational resources for a range of teaching and learning contexts in humanities and social sciences on topics such as migration, life history, employability skills, research skills, language learning. The project will use a tested process model for sharing expertise and teaching ideas to create reusable and innovative teaching resources. A key element of the project will be to involve students at all stages of resource development: using the original data, evaluating the teaching resources and creating/peer-reviewing their own learning resources.”

So over the next 18 months, we aim to publish research data as open content that others can use for research and education, and then use this data to create new teaching resources both with and for students of Spanish and other humanities disciplines. We aim to embed these resources in the teaching of all the institutions involved – and of course, since all resources will be open, we hope others will use them too!

Watch this space to hear more…

Kate B

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About LLAS projects team

The LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton run projects related to these subject areas, and offer staff development training and events.
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