Using open resources to develop online teaching skills

Project working languages: English and German
Project term: 2012-2013
Project team: Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic, Martina Emke, Pauline Ernest, Ursula Stickler, Joseph Hopkins, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Regine Hampel

What is it about?

More DOTS provides integrated pedagogical and technological resources to practitioners involved in language teaching in traditional and non-traditional settings (e.g. volunteers working with migrants). The project brings together the expertise of specialists in language teaching and learning, teacher training, and online technology and collaboration.

Target audience involved in project activities

  • "Language mentors" (individuals working as language teachers in formal, non-formal and informal contexts)
  • Language mentors will include non-qualified teachers, volunteers, target language informants (e.g. tandem learning partner); local organizations involved in language teaching (e.g. the Romany organization Zlatno romsko srce in Croatia, the Association of German Saturday Schools in the UK, the "Voluntariat Lingüístic" programme of the Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística in Catalonia, etc.)
  • Teachers
  • Teacher educators
  • Decision-makers: representatives of organizations or associations funding or organising teaching heritage, minority languages; orteaching migrants majority language.
  • National Authority representatives
  • Representatives of organisations/associations with a stake in quality language education: e.g. members of the Professional Network Forum (e.g. CercleS), the British Council, EUROCALL.

What the project is intended to achieve

 Expected outcomes and outputs
 How useful the outcomes and outputs will be



Based upon the experience and success of DOTS, the initiative “Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning” was established with the support of the ECML and the European Commission. The initiative carried out 14 workshops involving over 300 teachers and teacher trainers in 13 different member states of the ECML and European Union between 2013-15. The intiative also led to the development of an inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources. For further information on the initiative and its results see


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