Learning2gether Episode 30
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 13:00 GMT
Dennis Newson says about his presentation: “For enthusiastic believers in the affordances, the potentialities of Second Life for those with good broadband access it is easy to get carried away by the ability of learners to speak through 3-D mobile figures with their own voices, fly, hang-glide, fall off high platforms unharmed, survive under water, change gender and appearance, produce objects out of nowhere and make them disappear again with a single click, have a different YouTube video playing on each side of a large cube – and much more. But what are the principles of an appropriate, structured, coherent pedagogy for language learning in SL? What is harder to achieve in terms of language learning in SL than in conventional settings and what elements of the SL environment are particularly language learner friendly? With my presentation I shall attempt to begin a discussion about such issues.”
This presentation hosted by Dennis Newson is a special event. Capitalizing on techniques learned during her EVO Village session, http://village.grouply.com, Heike Philp will meet us in Second Life and in Adobe Connect and bridge the two via screen sharing so that people can come to Connect for the audio and the broadcast view of Second Life. Participants wishing to take part in the audio must come to Adobe, and if you wish your avatar to appear in the screen share you can go to SL as well.
- Adobe Connect for voice participation and Second Life screenshare:http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/webheads
- SLURL of Webheads HQ on EduNation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/49/179/23
- Recording: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p99181812/ 1h15min