Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology

Nergiz Kern's Blog (5)

Language teacher communities in Second Life

When I started exploring Second Life in 2007 to find out whether it had to offer something for language teaching and learning, I didn't know anybody in SL and only made slow progress, which was very frustrating. You can read more about my first steps and experiences in these blog posts:

First steps in Second Life…


Added by Nergiz Kern on July 10, 2010 at 4:11am — 1 Comment

New Book describing educational tools in SL

Last year, I participated in an EU-funded teacher training Project in Second Life called MUVEnation. One of the activities we did was to collect, test and describe educational tools in SL. These were compiled and reviewed and will soon (probably end of March) be published in a book as an Open Educational Resource under CC licence. There is more information on the… Continue

Added by Nergiz Kern on March 2, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Book, papers and articles on language teaching in virtual worlds

Hi everyone

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


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

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

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