INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING, vol.3, no.2, pp.97-107, 2013 (ESCI)
This article discusses the role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in foreign language learning and teaching, focusing on the field of ELT. Firstly, the concept of OER is introduced in the article by providing the definition of OER, role of OER in education, and studies on OER. Then the role of the OER in language learning and teaching is explained in accordance with language learning theories, and examples of OERs for the field of ELT are provided for learners and teachers of English. Possible concerns regarding the creation and use of OER by language teachers and learners are also examined in the article. The article ends with future directions and a summary of the benefits of using OER in language learning and teaching.