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Teacher Training in SL: What are the issues?

Presentatation for the IATEFL 2009 Conference, in Cardiff, UK, about training teachers in SL

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Teacher Training in SL: What are the issues?

  1. 1. TEACHER TRAINING IN VIRTUAL WORLDS: WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? Dafne González /Daf Smirnov in SL
  2. 2. What do you think?
  3. 3. My Experience: Since 2002 Web-based teaching
  4. 4. Since 2007 Second Life SL vs. Web-based teaching and learning Are they different?
  5. 5. Actual Teaching Web- based Both Second Life Content Methodology Synchronous Mediating tools Synchronous Asynchronous Promoting Taking care of: interaction - own avatar (skills teachers should master) - teaching tools - students avatars - Sound - SL platform
  6. 6. Planning Process Structured Lesson Plans
  7. 7. Materials Design Web-based: Web 2.0 tools easily available online
  8. 8. Social Aspect: Interaction Web-based: Second Life: People Avatars Real names Names Photos Look Webcams Gender Videos Real Voice
  9. 9. Implications for Teacher Training?
  10. 10. Technology Requirements
  11. 11. Personal Skills 1. Desktop Management 2. SL profile 3. Navigation 4. Library 5. Changing appearance 6. Gestures 7. Pie Menu 8. Inventory management
  12. 12. Training Sessions
  13. 13. Communication Skills  1. Sound / Voice  2. Chat & IMs  3. Notecards
  14. 14. Building & Scripts Skills 1. Moving & creating objects 2. Adding Textures 3. Editing scripts
  15. 15. Using Educational Tools 1. Projectors & Readers 2. Givers 3. Poll & Quiz creators 4. Time Takers 5. Games
  16. 16. Mini-lessons
  17. 17. English Sim: The City
  18. 18. Spanish Sim: Ciudad Bonita
  19. 19. Thanks for your attention! Dafne González dygonza@yahoo.com Daf Smirnov daf@languagelab.com

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