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Giannikas, Christina Nicole, Ed.; Constantinou, Elis Kakoulli, Ed.; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume gives readers insights on the use of technology in professional development programmes and content knowledge that can enrich teacher education. Every chapter of the book builds, through research, an analysis and discussion of CALL [Computer Assisted Language Learning] matters and professional development. The purpose of the EuroCALL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gorham, Tom; Jubaed, Sam; Sanyal, Tannishtha; Starr, Emma L. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter describes a small-scale pilot study in which participants in the experimental group learned how to write Japanese kanji characters within an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) graffiti simulator (the Kingspray Graffiti Simulator on the Oculus Rift VR system). In comparing the experimental group to the non-VR control group in the context…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Brick, Billy; Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana; Graham, Sean; Tsankov, Tsvetan; Loizou, Michael; Godson, Nina; Ryan, Kelly – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper will report on a pilot Virtual Reality (VR) project which repurposes an existing scenario-based VR asset for health sciences. The original scenario aims to prepare health care students for home visits by allowing them to experience a semi-linear conversation with a virtual Non-Player Character (NPC). This provides a safe,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giralt, Marta; Murray, Liam – Research-publishing.net, 2019
At a recent TeCoLa3 project conference, Colpaert (2017) declared: "there is not enough evidence to suggest that technology has a direct effect on learning, not even virtual worlds. No, not even games… My hypothesis is… that the added value of technology depends on the designs of your learning environment on the one hand… and what I will talk…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Intercultural Communication, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods