Revised presentation for Moodle MOOC Feb 2014
The 21st century has brought a revolution in the way people can and want to teach and learn language, and much of this has revolved around the spaces where people choose to learn. Starting with a look at traditional classrooms, we'll examine what the digital revolution has been doing to these spaces, with a move towards the normalisation of technology. We'll look at methodologies aimed at teaching languages in very big spaces and others designed to teach languages when no teacher is physically present. Then we'll move outside the classroom and look at other ways that people are learning languages. We'll take a trip through language learning in the virtual worlds of computer games, where teachers have been finding out how best to exploit the advantages that these exciting new environments afford, and finally we'll turn our attention to mobile learning spaces.