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ERIC Number: EJ1131389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
Learning a Second Language in Three Dimensions: Potential Benefits and the Evidence so Far
Schwienhorst, Klaus
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v2 n1-2 p153-163 2009
When looking at virtual environments and language learning we can take our pick where to begin. Should it be technology or pedagogy? I will use the pedagogical concept of learner autonomy to approach virtual environments in different ways. First, there is a need to look at interaction and online interaction; second, reflection as an essential ingredient to learning processes; and third, experimentation as the freedom to play around with learning tools in a stress-reduced learning environment. All three have strong links to the way we understand virtual environments. I will finish with a quick look at current research projects involving a promising virtual environment, Second Life.
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site:
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Language: English
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