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Lg09 Virtually Immersedaf

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League for Innovation Conference on Innovation Technology Detroit MI 2009

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Lg09 Virtually Immersedaf

  1. 1. Virtually immersed: Integrating language and culture online<br />1<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  2. 2. Virtually immersed<br />Interfacial <br />Interactional<br />Subliminal<br />Umwelt-changing<br />2<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  3. 3. Virtually immersed<br />Interfacial<br />Overall design<br />Color(s) <br />Typeface(s) <br />Text/image<br />Flash, etc features<br />3<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  4. 4. Virtually immersed<br />Interactional<br />“power distance” and institutionalism<br />User friendliness<br />High v. low context <br />Navigability<br />Accessibility<br />To practical, institutional information<br />To specific course information<br />To coursework<br />4<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  5. 5. Virtuallyimmersed<br />Subliminal<br />Beneath our consciousness<br />Suggestive<br />Flitting and fleeting<br />Able to instill familiarity <br />Able to breed comfort<br />5<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  6. 6. Virtually immersed<br />Integrating the real <br />Genuine: Conceived/developed by experts in the field, imbued with their perspectives<br />Real-time: Flux as it happens<br />Familiar: Start with known, go to unknown<br />Customized: Tailored for each student’s needs<br />Changing: Always, in all ways<br />6<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  7. 7. Virtuallyimmersed<br />Free and simple Umwelt-changing ideas<br />Use what’s out there in social networks<br />E.g. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Ning…..<br />Use everything that is free<br />E.g. blogs, wikis, Open Course Ware, Open Source everything<br />Use other people’s materials and thank them<br />Network within and beyond your discipline, your institution, your country<br />Use the news – much of it is free; a lot of it is relevant <br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />7<br />

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