Exploring Second Life for Language Teaching and Learning 

Thursday, August 28 2008 | 6:00 PM (FLE Standard Time)

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60 minutes
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1. Once you are in the class, use a phone to dial the number for your country mentioned above followed by the access code.

2. Keep your microphone and speakers muted in the classroom to avoid hearing an echo during the call.

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About the Class

Language teachers have become interested in the 3D virtual world Second Life because of its immersive and collaborative nature. Nergiz signed up last year to find out how Second Life could be used to enhance her students'' learning experience. She found out that Second Life is not something that one can study theoretically. It has to be experienced. The steep learning curve and being there alone makes many teachers reluctant to sign up. However, once you are there, enormous opportunities and a new world of teaching opens up. Collaboration and sharing among teachers is the key to help new teachers get started with Second Life. In this session, Nergiz will tell the audience about:

  • SL experiments, which is the name of a wiki and a group of language teachers interested in teaching in SL
  • Her first course in Second Life

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Keywords: languages, second life, web 2.0, teaching

Discussion

Horacio Idarraga Gil

Hi Nergiz: I`ve tried to interact in SL
but I`ve never understood how it works.
Nevetheless, I`d like to learn
something. Are you still interested in
practicing Spanish? Warm regards,
Horacio.

4683 days 7 hours 59 minutes ago

Joao Alves

Hi Nergiz,
I''m looking forward to attend your
session about teaching in SL.

Cheers,
Joao

4687 days 19 hours 26 minutes ago

Captain Jack

I agree with Nergiz Kern that SL is a
great teaching tool that virtually puts
you and your students in the classroom
environment for better interactivity. I
see this new virtual world to be as
common as web pages are today. It''s
really the future of the Internet as we
know of it.

Captain Jack
http://captaSee more

4702 days 7 hours 50 minutes ago

About Nergiz Kern
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