OER “produsage” as a model to support language teaching and learning

Teresa MacKinnon, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou

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Language education faculty face myriad challenges in finding teaching resources that are suitable, of high quality, and allow for the modifications needed to meet the requirements of their course contexts and their learners. The article elaborates the grassroots model of “produsage” (a portmanteau of “production” and “usage”) as a way of imagining a movement toward the use and creation of open educational resources (OER) for language learning. Through a set of examples of video resources that fill a need for authentically compelling language learning materials, the authors demonstrate the potential of produsage to engage teachers and learners around digital resources, to the benefit of language teaching and learning. In support of this grassroots model, the authors propose practices and policies to address challenges involved in engaging teachers and learners around OER in higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Article number40
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2016


  • Copyright
  • Creative commons (CC)
  • Foreign language learning
  • Higher education
  • Instructional materials and practices
  • Intellectual property (IP)
  • Language arts education
  • Little OER
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Produsage
  • Public policy
  • Soft power

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