Eighty Years of Open Educational Resources in CALL


For the past four decades (eighty years between the two of them), Deborah Healey and Phil Hubbard have devoted substantial portions of their professional careers to developing, maintaining, and promoting free and open resources for computer-assisted language learning (CALL). In this paper, they take a chronological look at that journey and the resources that they have made available. In the 1980s, microcomputers like the Sinclair, Apple IIe, and IBM PC made CALL more widely possible. Both authors, like others, were inspired then to begin creating and sharing free educational technology resources. Over time, even more teachers were involved in using CALL and providing information and resources to each other. The authors describe some of the open resources that they created and shared, along with the stories behind them. They conclude by discussing some of the challenges of creating and disseminating freely usable material and describing their plans for future open resources, encouraging their colleagues to do the same.

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Deborah Healey, University of Oregon, United States
Phil Hubbard, Stanford University, United States

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Conference: WorldCALL2023
Stream: Open Educational Resources

This paper is part of the WorldCALL2023 Conference Proceedings (View)
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To cite this article:
Healey D., & Hubbard P. (2024) Eighty Years of Open Educational Resources in CALL ISSN: 2759-1182 – WorldCALL2023: Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2759-1182.2023.6
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2759-1182.2023.6

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