dedicated to the theme of the joint EUROCALL CMC and Teacher Education SIGs research workshop "LEARNING THROUGH SHARING: OPEN RESOURCES, OPEN PRACTICES, OPEN COMMUNICATION CILTA" - University of Bologna, 29-30 March 2012
We are now inviting those who took part in the event but also other interested colleagues to submit a full paper of up to 22.000 characters (spaces included), including abstract (max 1500 char.) and bibliography (max 3000 char) by 15 June 2012 to the co-editors of the special issue, Ana Beaven (CILTA, University of Bologna, Italy) and Anna Comas Quinn (Open University, UK).
To celebrate the European Day of Languages 2013, we are officially launching the publication Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom. The book is a compilation of case studies written by practitioners in different educational settings, each of whom explores the concept of openness in language teaching and learning. The book is structured in five sections, covering open tools for collaboration, sharing resources, sharing practices, collaborative learning and student-generated content, and learner autonomy. The editors sincerely hope readers will enjoy reading the collected case studies and trying out some of the activities proposed by the authors. Download the book free of charge from http://research-publishing.net/publications/2013-beaven-comas-quinn-sawhill/.