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Xie Hobgood Language Learning Through Technology

  1. 1. Welcome to the Breakout Session V X3 Language Learning Through Technology: Tools for Chinese Language Learning Northwestern/Ohio State, Chicago Marriot Hotel Presenters Tianwei Xie California State University , Long Beach Bobby Hobgood University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  2. 2. Teaching Chinese in the Virtual World 虚拟世界中的中文教学 What tools can be used? By Xie Tianwei 谢天蔚 California State University, Long Beach 长堤加州州立大学 Email: [email_address] Virtual office: http://xietianwei.net The handout of this presentation can be downloaded at http://learningchineseonline.net/PPT /
  3. 3. Virtual Word in a broad sense <ul><li>Alternative terms: virtual space, virtual community, virtual environment </li></ul><ul><li>A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a system that creates an environment designed to facilitate teachers in the management of educational courses for their students, especially a system using computer hardware and software, which involves distance learning. </li></ul><ul><li>While originally created for distance education, VLEs are now most often used to supplement traditional face to face classroom activities, commonly known as Blended Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Virtual World in a narrow sense <ul><li>A virtual world is an internet-based, simulated environment where users interact via motionable avatars, graphical images that represent people. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the past several years, educators have begun exploring virtual worlds as a powerful medium for instruction. (ANGEL team, 2008) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is happening? <ul><li>This is a world of globalization and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Internet shortens the distance and makes communication easier than ever before </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Language teaching and learning is no longer an activity in classrooms. It can happen anytime and anywhere. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blogs Wikis Podcasts Virtual World Video Sharing Video Conferencing Online Chat Web 2.0 and 5 Cs Source: Dr. Liu Shijuan Online Language learning websites
  8. 8. What tools can be used for teaching and learning in the virtual world <ul><li>In-classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outside-classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. WizIq http://www.wiziq.com Teaching online Course delivery Lecturing Tutoring
  10. 13. Skype+Mikogo http://skype.com http://www.mikogo.com Teaching online Course delivery Lecturing Tutoring
  11. 16. ConnectNow https://www.acrobat.com/#/connectnow/GoToMyMeeting Teaching online Course delivery Lecturing Tutoring
  12. 20. Wiggio http://wiggio.com Collaborating learning Team working Work in groups
  13. 25. SecondLife and other 3D virtual communities
  14. 26. <ul><li>Example 1. There.com - an online getaway where one can hang out with his/her friends and meet new ones-- all in a lush 3D environment. </li></ul>
  15. 28. <ul><li>Example 2. Unisfair.com – live, highly interactive conferences, trade shows, job fairs and any other type of event that people would hold in person — </li></ul>
  16. 30. <ul><li>Example 3. secondlife.com - 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using voice and text chat. </li></ul>
  17. 32. <ul><li>Example 4. 社会初显 HiPiHi.com - 3D 虚拟世界的平台 A platform for a 3D virtual world </li></ul>
  18. 34. Examples of using Second Life in Teaching Chinese <ul><li>Second Life Chinese School at the Confucius Institute of Michigan State University: China Island Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://confucius.msu.edu/secondlife/default.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Oregon: MyChina Village Project (Summer, 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer camp with the students from Suzhou University (six weeks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic on environmental protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open house for everybody on Fridays </li></ul></ul>
  19. 35. Our expectations <ul><li>Real learning in virtual community </li></ul><ul><li>More challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Visions </li></ul>
  20. 36. Thank you! 多谢! Email: [email_address] Virtual office: http://xietianwei.net