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Book, papers and articles on language teaching in virtual worlds

Hi everyone



I would like to draw your attention to this page on our…

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Added by Nergiz Kern on February 10, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Augmented Reality Language Learning?

Hi everybody, 

Hi everybody,
anybody around teaching through Augmented Reality Language Learning?
what does it mean in practice? and how does it differ from learning in
virtual worlds?
I'd greatly appreciate your comments if you are familiar with this and
using it already (the benefits, the ways of use etc..
Thanks
CEm

Added by cem balcikanli on February 9, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Diary of a Second Life English Teacher … Part 7

The spring Business Talking course started last Thursday with the course launch. Between 3pm and 6pm our time we had 63 avatars in total on Kamimo, with about 40 Americans there to find about 20 'Swedish' buddies, so that they could whisk them away and get extra credit for recording the 'Swedes'' reactions to what they'd seen. My tongue-in-cheek analysis is that you get Americans to do things by paying them - but you get Swedes to do things by appealing to their sense of what's good for the… Continue

Added by David Richardson on February 9, 2010 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Call for papers - special issue of Language Learning & Technology on 'Learner Autonomy and New Learning Environments

This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will focus on the relationship between technology and learner autonomy. The affordances and constraints offered by new learning environments, whether in mobile, immersive, distance, or other forms of learning, often place greater, and in many cases different, demands on learners’ ability to manage their own learning.…

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Added by cem balcikanli on February 7, 2010 at 7:27am — No Comments

Call for papers - special issue of Language Learning & Technology on 'Learner Autonomy and New Learning Environments'

This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will focus on the relationship between technology and learner autonomy. The affordances

and constraints offered by new learning environments, whether in

mobile, immersive, distance, or other forms of learning, often place

greater, and in many cases different, demands on learners’ ability to

manage their own learning. At…

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Added by cem balcikanli on February 7, 2010 at 4:49am — No Comments

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.…

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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: http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/36/47/22

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): http://tlinvw.ning.com

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

MFL:…



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

EUROCALL 2010: CALL for Papers

EUROCALL Conference 2010

8-11 September 2010, Bordeaux, France

Conference theme: Languages, cultures and virtual communities




Call for Papers



EUROCALL 2010 particularly welcomes proposals concerning new trends

associated with technologies that aim to incorporate networked structures

and virtual communities in language learning.



English and French will be the working languages. Authors will be requested to

provide a version… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Recording video in Second Life - part 1

I am sure you have all watched some video tutorials or machinima recorded in Second Life. Up to version 1.19, the SL viewer had a recording feature built in but this is not the case anymore. So, if you want to make recordings, you need special recording software.



Several such recording tools are available for free (some with the option to pay for a version with more features or longer recording time). Some of… Continue

Added by Nergiz Kern on December 19, 2009 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

NIFLAR and AVALON Nings: Blogs and Events

Recent blogs and announcements of events in the NIFLAR and AVALON Nings are worth taking a look at:



http://niflar.ning.com



http://avalon-project.ning.com



There is a lot going on in both projects.



AVALON is planning a Glühwein party in SL on 21 December. And I am planning to drink plenty of Glühwein when I go skiing in January - while most… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 19, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Upcoming EUROCALL Workshop

Just received this news from the EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG:

http://eurocallteachereducation.ning.com



"We are in the process of organising a 3 day regional workshop from 26-28 May 2010 at the Institut national de recherche pédagogique (INRP) in Lyon where we want to address the following issues:



1. Methodological approaches for researching Teacher Education in CALL and CMC

2.… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 18, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

Teaching Languages in a Virtual World: TESOL EVO Online Course

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 development workshop to explore the relationship between virtual worlds and language learning:



http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Teaching_Languages_in_a_Virtual_World



Registration is from… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 13, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Interesting project in SL for learners of Chinese

Interesting project in SL for learners of Chinese that I picked up from Nergiz Kern's Twitter tweet:



http://mychinavillage.uoregon.edu



The website describes the project thus:



"MyChina Village is the name of an island in the virtual world of Second Life. It resides in the Adult Grid in Second Life, allowing anyone who is eighteen years old or older to visit for free. With partners Avant Assessment… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 5, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Diary of a Second Life English Teacher … Part 6

Yesterday was the day this term's Business Talking course finished on Kamimo Island. The students had Assessment 3 to do which is a 'group presentation'. This time they could present about anything they wanted to, but the group of three's presentations had to be linked in some way. For example, we started (as usual) with the far eastern group at 3.00 pm), which happened to consist of a Kazakh studying to be an architect at Beijing University, a Swede working for Citibank in Shanghai, a music… Continue

Added by David Richardson on December 3, 2009 at 3:26pm — 12 Comments

Second Life sims and tutorial materials in languages other than English

Many newcomers to SL are unaware of the fact that there are many sims where the dominant language is not English. I have made use, for example, of sims where the dominant language is Spanish. My understanding of Spanish has improved considerably as a result of visiting these sims, where I have met many native speakers of the language and where the signage is usually bilingual (Spanish and English).



As a former teacher of German, I am mainly interested in sims where German is the… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on November 30, 2009 at 3:48am — No Comments

Diary of a Second Life English Teacher … Part 5

It was a busy end of week last week, which is why it's taken until Monday to write this post. On Wednesday we had two very successful Meeting 4/Assessment 2s, once again, one for the far Easterners and another for the people based in Europe. Everyone had done their homework and downloaded the role play cards, and they all took to the activity directly. This was the first time I'd used this particular role play situation on the course, but everything went smoothly. One of the factors I had to… Continue

Added by David Richardson on November 22, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Two recorded presentations from the Virtual Round Table Conference

For those of you who missed the Virtual Round Table Conference last week, here are a couple of recorded sessions



Ton Koenraad's NIFLAR Presentation , 12 November 2009.



Panel Discussion, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", 13 November 2009: Duane Sider, Vance Stevens, Graham… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on November 18, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

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