Share Paper: Designing a trans-national collaborative language learning class in a virtual world

  1. Jayoung Song, The University of Texas at Austin, Korea (South)
  2. Li-Tang Yu, The University of Texas at Austin, Taiwan
  3. Paul Resta, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Wednesday, March 27 5:35-5:55 PM Edgewod AB

Abstract: With the rapid technological advances, researchers have recognized the advantages of using virtual worlds for teaching and learning foreign languages (Deutschmann et al, 2009; Liou et al., 2011; Wang et al., 2009; Zheng et al., 2009). Following this trend, the presenters will demonstrate an instructional model of trans-national collaborative English learning in a virtual world, Second Life. In the model, students have opportunities to work within a language learning community consisting of peoples from different countries (e.g., Korea and Taiwan). The demonstration will focus on the use of Second Life as a platform for trans-national language learning virtual community. During ...