Total Language Training: How Virtual Worlds will define the Future of Language Learning

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How do Distance Learning and Virtual Worlds transform Education?
How does the future of Education look like?
What elements could be part of the Future of Language Learning?
What is the role of Virtual Worlds in such a scenario?
What are the skillset, pedagogical methodologies and strategies that language teachers and institutions should adopt so as to co-shape the future and thrive?

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Total Language Training: How Virtual Worlds will define the Future of Language Learning

  1. 1. Total Language Training How Virtual Worlds will define the Future of Language Learning Stylianos Mystakidis SLanguages, September 28th, 2012
  2. 2. Stylianos Mystakidis• E-learning Specialist Library, University of Patras +• Adjunct Faculty | Teaching Staff > Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) @ WWW > University of Washington (Seattle, USA) @ Second Life• Director of Immersive Worlds Service, Learning Agency Network
  3. 3. MIT Personas, 5/5/2011
  4. 4. Total Language Training How Virtual Worlds will define the Future of Language Learning Stylianos Mystakidis SLanguages, September 28th, 2012
  5. 5. NormativeTotal Language Training How Virtual Worlds will define the Future of Language Learning
  6. 6. NormativeTotal Language Training break How Virtual Worlds will define the Future of Language Learning Present Teaching
  7. 7. T.N.T.
  8. 8. TNT Quick Quiz
  9. 9. TrinitrotolueneSulfuric Nitric Acid Acid Toluene
  10. 10. Total Normative Training 1? 2? 3?
  11. 11. during formal informal before aftersynchronous asynchronous
  12. 12. This is my story!
  13. 13. Seal of Good Teaching Practice#mathisi20
  14. 14. Serendipity
  15. 15. Challenge!
  16. 16. why?
  17. 17. More change will happen ineducation in the next ten years thanin the past one hundred.Stephen Heppell (2011)
  18. 18. Quiz
  19. 19. MITx 1st course registrants >MIT living graduates (122,000)June 2012
  20. 20. Couros, 2008
  21. 21. Future of Education Open, Collaborative Mass Personalised
  22. 22. 3D Virtual Worlds
  23. 23. why not (yet)?
  24. 24. “When a technologybecomes boring, that’swhen the social effects become interesting”. Clay Shirky, 2008
  25. 25. Your Avatar can help you change yourself.Blascovich & Bailenson, 2011
  26. 26. Virtual Worlds Sensibilities The Sense of Self The Death of Distance The Power of Presence The Sense of Space The Capability to Co-Create The Pervasiveness of Practice The Enrichment of Experience Kapp, O’Driscoll, 2010
  27. 27. 3D Instructional Design• 9 Principles• 4 Macrostructures• 11 Learning Archetypes• 7 Sensibilities(Kapp/O’Driscoll - Learning in 3D)
  28. 28. 3DLE Architecture Alignment PrinciplesMacrostructures Archetypes Sensibilities
  29. 29. Smart Learning in 3D1 Analyze 2 Design 3 DevelopObjectives Experience Environment• Audience • Activities • Immersion• Domain • Interactions • Ambience• Level • Engagement • Context Mystakidis, 2012
  30. 30. 3D Virtual Immersive Social Networks
  31. 31. Gamification
  32. 32. how?
  33. 33. A Teachers’ Taxonomy?
  34. 34. The Law of the Jungle?
  35. 35. Learning Pyramid
  36. 36. Edupreneurship
  37. 37. Education +Entrepreneurship
  38. 38. Love Share Take Risks Experiment Experience/Participate Communicate Learn (PLN/PLE)Open-up
  39. 39. Virtual Communities of Practice
  40. 40. Total Normative Training 1? 2? 3?
  41. 41. Unstoppablepeople & teamsidentify a goalthat reallymatters to thempersonally-They refuse togive up until thatgoal is achieved.Miami Heat, NBAChampions 2012
  42. 42. whether you think you canor you can’t you’re right!3,818042x10
  43. 43. when was the last time you didsomething for the first time?!
  44. 44. immersive-worlds.com
  45. 45. linkedin.com/in/stylianosm/@stylianosm2stylianos@mystakidis.comStylianos MystakidisLearning Triathlete

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