Language Symposium @VWBPE Conference: Total Language Training
This symposium on how virtual worlds will define the future of language will be attended to by a group of practitioners in language education. During the 2h symposium the panel will discuss and present the latest on tele-collaboration and EU funded projects, informal and formal language learning, immersive games and teaching tools, role-play and emoting, machinima and digital story telling, holodecks, tours and events.
Moderation: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
Dr. Randall Sadler aka Randall Renoir, University of Illionois Urbana Champaign, USA
Edith Paillat aka Cyber Placebo, University of Wellington, New Zealand
Barbara McQueen aka Barbara Novelli, SLESL and Educator's Paradise - Tools for teaching in SL, USA
Shelwyn Corrigan aka Wynshel Heir, shelwyn.com, USA
S Nocchi aka Su Nacht, Dublin Institute of Technology School of Languages, Ireland
Christel Schneider aka Letty Pienaar, csitrain.de, Germany
Maria Sol aka Losairam, Quito, Colombia
Dennis Newson aka Osnacantab Nesterov, Germany
Jens Kjaer Olsen aka Jens Nerido, Denmark
This panel presents practitioners who have been teaching, developing and researching language learning in virtual worlds, many of them for years. They will share best practise in education, talk about affordances and constraints and look 'beyond the stage'. The audience is invited to freely ask questions throughout the session.
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