Teaching Language in a Virtual World
2007 (English)In: / [ed] Laurence Habib, Trondheim: Tapir University Press , 2007, 97-109 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This article explores the development of a course for teaching a language in a virtual world. In particular we evaluated the' Course entitled, "Social English for Doctoral Students" that took place in the spring semester of 2007. This course activated learners and educators using a variety of support media including Marratech, an online conferencing system, and Second Life, a virtual world platform. The pilot course formed part of a one year project sponsored by The Norwegian University program(NUV) entitled "A Virtual Platform for Life Long Learning". In addition to the description of the course framework, we contribute with the development of an evaluation framework that may be applied to other courses taught in Second Life.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Tapir University Press , 2007. 97-109 p.
virtual worlds, e-Iearning, multimedia instruction, language studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44285ISBN: 978-82-519-2261-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44285DiVA: diva2:419917