2nd World Summit on the Knowledge Society - WSKS 2009
6-8 September 2009, Chania, Greece
Language micro-gaming: fun and informal microblogging activities for language learning
Maria A. Perifanou
Department of Italian and Spanish Language and Literature, University of Athens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Play can be highly influential in learning. What happens when play becomes informal learning supported by web 2.0 technologies? Practical ideas applied in an Italian foreign language classroom using microblogging to promote fun and informal learning showed that microblogging can enhance motivation, participation, collaboration and practice in basic language skills.