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Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
Language Learning Resources In Second Life
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Language Learning Resources In Second Life

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This presentation is part of a live presentation given at Ohio TESOL conference Nov 1, 2008

This presentation is part of a live presentation given at Ohio TESOL conference Nov 1, 2008

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  • 1. Language Learning Resources in Second Life Vance Stevens Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi Webheads in Action http://webheads.info Created for Chris Hill’s Technology Session at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Nov 1, 2008
  • 2. Some links
    • This presentation derives from research I did for an article in the The Linguist http://sl2ndchance.pbwiki.com/
    • Annotated bibliography re: pedagogical resources on Second Life in education: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mpepper/slbib
    • New Media Consortium, http://sl.nmc.org/
    • Over 150 educational institutions listing themselves as maintaining presences in the Simteach Second Life Education Wiki http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki
  • 3. Introductions to Second Life
    • Learning to Teach in Second Life by Diane Carr, April 2008, http://learningfromsocialworlds.wordpress.com/learning-to-teach-in-second-life/
    • 50-slide presentation by Alya Sulčič http://www.slideshare.net/ialja/virtual-worlds-introduction-second-life-and-beyond
  • 4. Third Places
    • Konrad Glogowski’s idea of classrooms becoming third places, apart from first and second places, (i.e. home and work
      • Ray Oldenburg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Oldenburg ).
      • Third places conducive to informal learning
        • egalitarian environments
        • social constraints inherent in other spaces relaxed
      • Virtual Classroom Project with Leigh Blackall:
        • http://jokaydia.com/jokaydia-projects/virtual-classroom-project/
        • and http://www.teachandlearn.ca/blog/2008/04/18/vcpreflection/ ]
  • 5. Transformative Potentials
    • Mark Karstad uses SL with ladies at Dubai Women’s College http ://www.slideshare.net/slanguages/microsoft-power-point-conservative-societies-considerations-from-the-middle-east
  • 6. Conferences / Connectivism
    • Gavin Dudeney
      • http ://slanguages.net
      • Webheads support
      • Houses Study.com
  • 7. Reaching Digital Immigrants
    • Graham Stanley’s Teen Grid slideshow: http://www.slideshare.net/bcgstanley/learn-english-second-life-for-teens
    • Graham’s rendition of this talk at the IATEFL Conference in Exeter in April 2008, recorded here: http://exeteronline.britishcouncil.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=147
  • 8. Second Life English
    • Kip Yellowjacket http ://www.secondlifeenglish.com/news.php
    • Blog full of tips and tutorials: http://www.esl-secondlife.blogspot.com/
  • 9. Immersive Language Learning
    • Language Lab: Over to Daf Smirnov
  • 10. Enough from me!
    • Vance Stevens http://adVancEducation.blogspot.com

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