Augmented Reality Language Learning – Virtual Worlds meet m-Learning

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Teaching Methods for ARLL
(Augmented Reality Language Learning): Dogme and Task-Based Learning

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  • Interesting stuff, thanks for posting this! Using real people as part of a language programme is challenging but very rewarding. My company have been doing it in London UK for years and now people around the world are doing the same using the materials we developed from seven years of teaching this way.
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Augmented Reality Language Learning – Virtual Worlds meet m-Learning

  1. 1. Virtual Worlds meet m-Learning Augmented Reality Language Learning
  2. 2. Some Initial Thoughts <ul><li>Teaching Methods for ARLL </li></ul><ul><li>(Augmented Reality Language Learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Dogme </li></ul><ul><li>Task-Based Learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Google Android Phone as Example for ARLL <ul><li>Focus on 2 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Wikitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geo-tagged Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Lattitude / BrightKite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location-based social networking and microblogging </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is Augmented Reality? <ul><li>AR = real-world + computer-generated data </li></ul><ul><li>Result is that computer generated objects </li></ul><ul><li>are blended into real time projection of real </li></ul><ul><li>life activities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wikitude – An Immersive Wikipedia <ul><li>Wikitude is a program </li></ul><ul><li>It provides information from Wikipedia on a smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Information displayed as markers on the camera screen </li></ul>* Smartphone = cell phone with camera, internet, GPS etc
  6. 6. Wikitude – An Immersive Wikipedia
  7. 7. Wikitude – An Immersive Wikipedia <ul><li>If you move the phone, the markers stay with the building or physical place </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the markers or summaries to go to the Wikipedia page </li></ul>* Google Android phone has 3G internet access
  8. 8. Latitude – Location-Based Social Networks <ul><li>Friends see each other’s location </li></ul><ul><li>Locations shown on map (on phone) </li></ul><ul><li>Profile / photos included for each friend </li></ul>* depends on each user’s privacy settings
  9. 9. BrightKite – Geo-tagged Twitter <ul><li>BrightKite is like twitter but with geo-tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Users microblog from mobile device (eg phones) </li></ul><ul><li>User’s location also given with microblog post (tweet) </li></ul><ul><li>Users can find each other via ‘twittering’ </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging becomes location-specific </li></ul>* depends on each user’s privacy settings
  10. 10. Augmented Reality in Mobile Assisted Language Learning <ul><li>ARLL focuses on contextual (immersive) learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can move beyond physical classroom into street / field </li></ul><ul><li>Contexts have opportunity to be relevant and to engage learners </li></ul>
  11. 11. Language Learning with Augmented Reality / Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Is learning languages with virtual worlds and with augmented reality the same? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider 4 experiences that are possible with virtual worlds… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Immersive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Gaming </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Immersive Experiences in AR <ul><li>Very immersive (it’s real life!) </li></ul><ul><li>Limited flexibility – difficult to travel to distant places </li></ul><ul><li>Limited opportunity to change surroundings (compared to a virtual world) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich in information (with Wikitude) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Social Experiences in AR <ul><li>Extremely real – lots of real people in real life! </li></ul><ul><li>How easy is it to talk with other people (compared to a virtual world)? </li></ul><ul><li>Is microblogging (eg Twitter) with BrightKite more social? </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of communication = new activities for language lessons </li></ul>
  14. 14. Creative Experiences in AR <ul><li>AR does not yet create opportunities to build in the location </li></ul><ul><li>But can share experiences via internet (3G) internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo-sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting/vodcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki participation </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Gaming Experiences in AR <ul><li>Gaming is possible with AR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingualgamers.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Games Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holden and Sykes </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Methods for Augmented Reality Language Learning <ul><li>Can we use same methods as with virtual worlds? </li></ul><ul><li>Task-based Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities using 24/7 access to location-specific information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities using social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information gap activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Dogme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microblogging as conversation </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Activities for Augmented Reality Language Learning <ul><li>Role plays as tour guides (learners access Wikitude for information) </li></ul><ul><li>Quests on location (students search for ‘treasure’) </li></ul><ul><li>AR Geocaching (hidden containers are virtual /augmented reality). </li></ul><ul><li>Projects and fieldtrips (students explore and collect data (text/videos/audios/images)) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging, Microblogging and Wikis (share ideas and content online) </li></ul><ul><li>Noticing and mobile diaries (students reflect on experiences) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Future of Augmented Reality Language Learning <ul><li>ARLL is mainly geo-tagging now – will it be different in future? </li></ul><ul><li>AR will involve objects (not just information) in future </li></ul><ul><li>Future may offer more creative learning opportunities </li></ul>
  19. 19. Augmented Reality in Real Life <ul><li>How will AR be used in real life? </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies often change communication patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will AR also change how we communicate? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AR may offer new opportunities for language education </li></ul>
  20. 20. Learn more… <ul><li>Further information on our blog… </li></ul><ul><li>www.avatarlanguages.com/blog/arll </li></ul>
  21. 21. Online Language School <ul><li>One-to-one language classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.avatarlanguages.com </li></ul>

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