Alannah Fitzgerald
Resources at the Interface of Openness for Academic English 
UK and Canada | PhD Candidate
Current: Concordia University
Previous: Victoria, NZ (BAHons), Manchester, UK (M.Ed) / Yonsei, Korea (Teaching), Durham, UK (Teaching, OER 
The 5 keywords that describe the topic of interest in my PhD:
 
OER and
Practices
English Language Education
Corpus-Based Language Learning
FLAX Language Project
MOOCs
Activity
29/01/2014 started my PhD
31/12/2014 will hopefully finnish my PhD
Supervisor: Steven Shaw
Promotor: OER Research Hub, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

My strong points are:
Academic
writing
 Oral
communication
Collaborative
working
Analysis & problem solving
Interpersonal & Leadership Skills
 Project Management & Organization/Passion
 
My weak points are: 
 
 

Accomplished a literature review within the scope of my Phd (Currently working on it)
Defined a theoretical framework in my Phd (Currently working on it)
Has experience giving workshops
Experiments
3 is the number of experiments I have carried out so far in my PhD
 
Publications
Publications
Journals:
  • Comas-Quinn, A., Fitzgerald, A., & Fairweather, I. (2012). Editorial - Cambridge OER 2012. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2(0). Retrieved from http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2012-09
  • Ehiyazaryan, E., & Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Editorial - Open Educational Resources Special Edition 2012. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012(01). Retrieved from http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2012-01
  • Comas-Quinn, A., & Fitzgerald, A. (2013, January). Open Educational Resources in Language Teaching and Learning. The Higher Education Academy. Retrieved from http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/oer/Language_Teaching_And_Learning.doc
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2013). TOETOE International: FLAX Weaving with Oxford Open Educational Resources. University of Oxford. The Higher Education Academy. Retrieved from http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/detail/oer/OER_int_006_Ox%282%29
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2013). Openness in English for Academic Purposes. Durham University. The Higher Education Academy. 

Conferences:
  • Fitzgerald, A. & LORO. (2011). The TOETOE project planning for impact. Presented at the Open University Event: Does it make a difference? The impact of repositories and OERs on teaching and learning, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/LORO-Repository/alannah-fitzgerald-the-toetoe-project-planning-for-impact
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2011). Open Educational Resources in EAP: Cross Pollination from the Open ... Technology presented at the BALEAP Biennial Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/open-educational-resources-in-eap-cross-pollination-from-the-open-access-open-source-movements-in-the-age-of-digital-scholarship
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2011). Technology for Open Education - Training with Open E-resources (TOE... Technology presented at the OER11 Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/technology-for-open-education-training-with-open-eresources-toetoe
  • Fitzgerald, A., Gay, J., Connolly, T., Browne, T. & Reedy, G. (2011). Enhancing Synergies between Technologists, Learning Support Specialists and Academics Utilizing Open Educational Resources. Workshop given at the Eighteenth International Conference for the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C 2011: Thriving in a Colder Climate). Leeds, United Kingdom. http://altc2011.alt.ac.uk/talks/22262
  • Fitzgerald, A. & Berglund-Prytz, Y. (2011, November). Openness in English for Specific Academic Purposes. Presented at the English for Specific Academic Purposes Professional Issues Meeting for BALEAP, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/openness-in-english-for-specific-academic-purposes
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2011). Open Educational Principles for Designing & Developing Digital Lang... Presented at the Corpus Linguistics Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/open-educational-principles-for-designing-developing-digital-language-learning-teaching-collections
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Addressing the Training Resource Deficit Utilizing Open Corpora and... Presented at the IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/addressing-the-training-resource-deficit-utilizing-open-corpora-and-oer
  • Fitzgerald, A. & Carr, C. (2012). Open Educational Resources in Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Opening up practice with open corpora, open tools and open content. Presented at the CMC & Teacher Ed SIGs Joint Annual Seminar – Learning Through Sharing: Open Resources, Open Practices, Open Communication. Bologna, Italy http://tinyurl.com/ca6fcmx
  • Fitzgerald, A. & Edwards, T. (2012). Openness in English Language Teaching. Presentations.OCWConsotium.org. Retrieved March 26, 2014, from http://ocwc.viidea.net/uk2012_331_fitzgerald_openness_english_language/
  • Fitzgerald, A., Comas-Quin, A., Martínez-Arboleda, A. & Borthwick, K. (2012). An OER Kaleidoscope for Languages. Presentations.OCWConsotium.org. Retrieved March 26, 2014, from http://ocwc.viidea.net/uk2012_330_oer_kaleidoscope_for_languages/
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Open text analysis tools & techniques for the eap practitioner. Presented at the EAP Practitioner Professional Issues Meeting for BALEAP, Durham, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/open-text-analysis-tools-techniques-for-the-eap-practitioner
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). TOETOE: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) with OER. Presented at the Beyond Books Conference, Oxford University Computing Services, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/toetoe-english-for-academic-purposes-eap-with-oer
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Addressing Academic Literacies with Corpus-based Open Educational Resources. Presented at the Open University Event: Open Tools for Learning and Teaching: Corpora and E-portfolios. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. http://stadium.open.ac.uk/webcast-ou/
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Prizing Open and Enhancing Research Corpora for Language Teaching. Presented at the Teaching and Language Corpora Conference, Warsaw, Poland. Retrieved from http://talc10.ils.uw.edu.pl/programme-registration/abstracts/
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Language Teaching with Wikimedia. Presented at the EduWiki Conference, Leicester, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0qq5KTThW0
  • Peglar, C., Fitzgerald, A., Hardy, S. Waller, S & Manista, F. (2012). Stairways to Open Educational Resource (OER) Nirvana. Workshop given at ALT-C 2012 – A Confrontation with Reality. The19th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology. Manchester, United Kingdom. http://altc2012.alt.ac.uk/talks/28050
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). The Great Beyond with Open English Language Resources. Presented at the Open Education Conference 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/the-great-beyond-with-open-english-language-resources
  • Fitzgerald, A. & Wu. S. (2012). Promoting Open Educational Resources for English Language Teaching Presentation at the Global Local Computer Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL) Conference. Beijing, China
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Networking Open Tertiary Writing Resources. Presented at the Tertiary Writers' Network Colloquium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/networking-open-tertiary-writing-resources
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2013). FLAX Weaving with Oxford Open Educational Resources: Open Practices... Presented at the e-Learning Symposium, Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/southampton-fla-xweavingoxfordoer
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2013). TOETOE International: Stories from the open frontier of English la... Presented at the OER13 Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/toetoe-internationalstories-from-the-open-frontier-of-english-language-resources
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2013). Beyond Content: Open Educational Practices for English Language Edu... Presented at the IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/iatef-liverpool2013
  • Fitzgerald, A. (2013). Crowdsourcing Open Corpus-based Resources for EAP. Presented at the BALEAP Biennial Conference (The Janus Moment in EAP: Revisiting the Past, Building the Future), Nottingham, United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd/crowdsourcing-open-corpusbased-resources-for-eap
     
Background
Background
I am an open education practitioner and researcher working in the area of technology-enhanced learning for English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Being somewhat nomadic, I've gained experience and understanding from learning, teaching and researching across different academic contexts, including HE institutions in the UK, Canada, Korea, and New Zealand (my country of origin). Increasingly, I've been drawn to working in the area of OER for academic practice in HE institutions, and with NGOs to devise educational interventions for under-resourced communities.
Membership
Organizations
  • Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) 
  • OER Research Hub (OERRH) 
  • The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)
  • Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Open Education Special Interest Group (OpenEd SIG)
  • British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) Web Resource Sub Committee Member
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)