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KEYNOTE LT SIG EVENT: Paul Driver Embodiment, Technology and Locative Play

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Technology is embedded in our daily life-worlds and, as such, should play a part in the ecology of experiences of learning a language. However, that does not mean to say that the choices we make about which technologies to use and how they are applied to the learning experience are not meaningful or do not have consequences. During this webinar, I will draw attention to and provide examples of the often overlooked potential of mobile technologies and services to exploit the ecology of interconnected affordances of social and physical spaces as a rich source for situated language learning.

Paul Driver is a language teacher, researcher, teacher trainer, game designer and illustrator lecturing at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in northern Portugal. His main research interests focus on the combined roles of play, space, the body, media, architecture, technology and game dynamics in how we learn. He is currently leading several ongoing projects exploring the educational application of pervasive games, mobile technologies and locative storytelling for second language acquisition.

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