Sunday, 22 April 2012 - 11am GMT | 8pm Tokyo | 4am LA
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Adobe ConnectPro room (enter as guest)
Parallel Sessions (90 min)
The Opportunities and Challenges of Virtual World Language Learning
Based on 6 years practical experience of teaching English in virtual worlds, this talk discusses the development of language learning using the medium over the years. The speaker will highlight several different methods of language learning that virtual worlds can facilitate. The opportunities and challenge they bring and how they can differ from traditional forms of language learning will also be discussed. Examples of students who have learned English via this medium will also be shown and their motivations and success reviewed.
Shiv co-founded Languagelab.com in 2005. Since then Languagelab has spent more than 6 years developing virtual worlds as a Language learning platform, conducting tests with hundreds of students from dozens of countries. Shiv has a Masters degree in Digital Culture & Technology, a background using technology for a variety of purposes, and is a lifelong gamer.
The Avatar Classroom - A turnkey SLOODLE website connected to virtual 3D classroom
In this session, Edmund Edgar and Fire Centaur will discuss how the Avatar Classroom can connect your Moodle Quizes, assignments, and online competitions to your Virtual World Classroom. Come find out how you can get your very own Moodle Hosted website connected to the Virtual World in just a few clicks. For more information, please view: http://www.avatarclassroom.com
Bio Paul Breibisch
Paul Preibisch is a programmer with a keen interest in education in virtual worlds. Paul served as one of the lead developers of the Sloodle project, and is currently working with Edmund Edgar in Tokyo on the Avatar Classroom - a turn key Moodle / Sloodle connected classroom for educators in Virtual worlds.
Paul's past experience includes working as an educator in Daegu and Seoul, South Korea.