Languages Open Resources Online (LORO): Fostering a culture of collaboration and sharing


  • Anna Comas-Quinn The Open University
  • Tita Beaven The Open University
  • Christine Pleines The Open University
  • Hélène Pulker The Open University
  • Beatriz de los Arcos The Open University



OER, repositories, culture change, user engagement, sharing, re-use


As the last ten years have seen the advent of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, large numbers of digital content are now available for learners and teachers to use and reuse. Engaging with OER compels educators to address issues of sharing, quality, ownership, and changing professional practices. In this report, we describe the experience of setting up LORO, a repository of languages OER, especially in relation to teachers' perceptions of barriers and enablers to successful engagement with open content.


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Author Biographies

Anna Comas-Quinn, The Open University

Department of Languages

Tita Beaven, The Open University

Department of Languages

Christine Pleines, The Open University

Department of Languages

Hélène Pulker, The Open University

Department of Languages

Beatriz de los Arcos, The Open University

Department of Languages


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