Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology

January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

New meeting area at CALICO--Temple Seating

Greetings all,

If you are looking for a place to hold a meeting, I've just added a new scene to the CALICO/EUROCALL holodecks. This "temple seating" (see below) takes place is a Greek-esque temple, complete with some classical statues. The table automatically rezzes 8 chairs, but as those seats fill up, it will rez more, up to 20 chairs total!

Also, of course, we have many other scenes in the CALICO/EUROCALL holodecks (there is one at ground level, one on top of the… Continue

Added by Randall Sadler on January 27, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

Demo Lesson: Kitchen Fire Simulation

A Second Life language lesson using a simulation

As part of the "Teaching Languages in a Virtual World" session, I gave a demo lesson using a kitchen fire simulations. This is a Swiss project and you can reed more about in English here and in German here.…


Added by Nergiz Kern on January 24, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

EduNation Tour via hot air balloon

Greetings all!

I've just set up a hot air balloon tour for EduNation. It starts out at the CALICO/EUROCALL HQ area:

This is version 1 of the tour, just set up this morning, so pardon any issues! I'll set up a more complete version soon, and will then be looking for some people to help out with additional language translations to have the tour… Continue

Added by Randall Sadler on January 21, 2010 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Introductory tutorials for newbies

The EVO course, Teaching and Learning in Second Life, has kicked off to a flying start (if I am allowed to mix metaphors):

Looking at the questions section in the Ning, I am reminded of the long learning curve faced by newbies. These introductory tutorials may help make life easier for newcomers to Second Life:

1. My own Introduction to… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on January 15, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

Online course: Teaching Languages in a Virtual World

Teaching Languages in a Virtual World

A TESOL Electronic Village Online Course: Ref. TLinVW10

11 January to 21 February 2010

This is a hands-on collaborative teacher CPD workshop to explore the

relationship between virtual worlds and language learning. The course targets

mainly ESOL teachers, but a good deal of workshop will also be relevant to



Added by Graham Davies on January 7, 2010 at 3:47am — No Comments

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