MUSE and MATSDA have now formed a stronger relationship in order to deepen knowledge about materials and materials use. On the front page of their website, MATSDA have now posted a link to the MUSE open letter that was co-written by MUSE members and published in the journal Folio.
Here’s the link to the open letter Click for letter
This link will help promote MUSE and hopefully drive traffic to our website for people interested in materials use. Recent analytics show that our MUSE homepage has gotten approximately 2,000 views from people in dozens of countries around the world.
In addition, MUSE Co-founder, Anne Marie Guerrettaz, has accepted an invitation from the MATSDA team to be a plenary speaker at their 2019 annual conference. This year the conference will be held on June 15th and 16th at the University of Liverpool. MUSE members will be interested to know that the theme for the conference is ‘Using Language Learning Materials’. Such a theme suggests that there is widening interest in the field regarding the theme of materials use. MUSE is not only playing a pioneering role in this theme but also creating an impact in the field through publications and conference presentations. MATSDA 2019 Conference Link
I remind readers that MUSE members also co-wrote an entire article for Folio that was published recently and made available as open-access on the MATSDA website. MUSE Article
MATSDA have also linked our MUSE homepage to their front page. This link can be found in the blue box in the ‘News’ section of the MATSDA homepage. MATSDA Homepage
MUSE thanks MATSDA for this amazing level of support. We at MUSE are grateful to MATSDA for the opportunity to move forward together with our common interests, and look forward to a continuing and fruitful relationship.