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Communities of practice

  1. 1. Learning Languages through participation in Communities of Practice<br />by<br />Edith Paillat and Belma Gaukrodger<br />
  2. 2. Confucius circa 450 BC<br />Tell me and I forget. <br />Show me and I remember.<br />Let me do and I understand. <br />
  3. 3. What are multi-user virtual environments?<br />A computer game? - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_MMORPGs<br />Social networking sites? - http://secondlife.com/<br />An educational tool?<br />
  4. 4. Why use virtual environments as an educational tool?<br />Sense of presence<br />Sense of freedom<br />Anonymity and possibility to build a personae to build confidence<br />Interactivity with the environment and others<br />Virtual travels - no borders except time<br />Strong socialisation – including voice<br />
  5. 5. What are Communities of Practice?<br />Kolb, James. P. Gee<br />Vygostky, Krashen<br />Wenger, Lave <br />
  6. 6. Koru & Kowhai<br />VLENZ - http://vlenz.edumuve.ac.nz/<br />The Foundation Build – the Hyperdome - http://youtu.be/6tIufh6x5Fc<br />The Birthing Unit - http://youtu.be/BEhK_wjIa74<br />
  7. 7. EduNation<br />The Wiki - http://edunation-islands.wikispaces.com/<br />
  8. 8. SLanguages 2011<br />Emoting – Creative Story-telling<br />Situated Language Learning in Arcachon<br />Kiwi English – English Downunder<br />
  9. 9. Arcachon<br />The Blog - http://arcachon-sl.com/2009/01/27/interactivite-arcachon-second-life/<br />A plane crash on Arcachon - http://youtu.be/lY_pIoN4c2A<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Schwier, R. A., & Daniel, B. K. (2008).  Implications of a virtual learning community model for designing distributed communities of practice in higher education. In C. Kimble, P. Hildreth, & I. Bourdon (Eds.), Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators. Vol.2. Charlotte NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. (pp. 347-365).<br />Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of Practice: Learning, meaning and identity. New York: Cambridge University Press<br />Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. M. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice:  A guide to managing knowledge. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.<br />
  11. 11. Presenters<br />Edith Paillat [Cybère Placebo]<br />Edith.paillat@vuw.ac.nz<br />Cyber.placebo@gmail.com<br />Belma Gaukrodger [CyberAmberPixelmaid]<br />Belma.Gaukrodger@nmit.ac.nz<br />Kiwibelma@gmail.com<br />

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