Development of a Community of Practice
Since 2006, our various project work has led to the development of an active and engaged research community of language teachers from HE, FE and the school sector, librarians, educationalists, learning technologists and other interested parties from across the country. Through L2O, MURLLO, CLARET and now FAROES, this community has grown to provide a significant body of expertise, feeding directly into the development of the tools and research conclusions which have formed the outcomes of our projects. We have all learned together along the way and benefited from the wide range of expertise represented in our diverse community.
Join the Community?
Our project mailing list currently numbers 80+ members but we are always ready to welcome new members to the group and expand on the range of expertise it represents. If you would be interested in joining our group and would be available to attend workshops from time to time, we would be interested to hear from you. Please contact us at the email address below, briefly stating the reasons for your interest and providing a little background information about yourself.
FAROES is our current project, and we recently ran a successful full-day workshop for this project at the University of Portsmouth. The main aim of this project is to establish a lightweight repository to enable teachers to share their resources. This lightweight repository will be based on the CLARET repository, but include personal space, web 2.0 features that allow scope for user ratings and comments and rely on significantly less metadata for the language learning assets that teachers are sharing.