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For the results of the EVO session 2022 "Immersive Building in Virtual Worlds and Virtual Reality" please click HERE 

 

 

 

 

Immersive Learning 

Experiences

in the Metaverse 

 

coming soon: 9 Jan - 12 Feb 2023

 

 

Abstract:  

During the 5-week EVO session ‘Immersive Learning Experiences in the Metaverse’ participants learn to build learning experiences in the metaverse (virtual worlds and Virtual Reality VR). These learning experiences can include but are not limited to quests, simulations, treasure hunts, quizzes, mazes, games or similar engaging experiences in 3D environments. This calls for finding prompts, realia or even creating our own 3D objects, scenarios, learning environments, galleries and more for various spaces such as OpenSim, Frame VR, Mozilla Hubs, AltspaceVR, ENGAGE XR, etc. We set out to learn Blender, MakeHuman or similar 3D objects modelling tools.

 


 

Target audience:

This session is aimed at experienced language educators, language course designers, and webheads.  Those without experience in entering and navigating virtual worlds will be able to observe our live sessions in Zoom and we provide help with setting up and orientation for new ones. 

 


 

Session objectives: 

By the end of this session you should:

 

  • Know how to build learning experiences in virtual worlds and VR

  • Have learned to import or create 3D objects 

  • Have learned to import 3D objects into a variety of 3D environments

  • Have understood some learning experience design principles

 


 

 

Week 1: (January 9 - 15) 

Live Session 1 (Thursdays)

Examples of various learning experiences by the moderators

Live Session 2 (Sundays)

Mozilla Hubs and its buildung tool Spoke

 


 

Week 2: (January 14 - 22)

Live Session 1 (Thursdays)

Learning experiences in frameVR

Live Session 2 (Sundays)

Learning experiences in AltSpaceVR

 

 


 

Week 3: (January 23 - 29)

Live Session 1 (Thursdays)

Learning experiences in OpenSim

Live Session 2 (Sundays)

Learning experiences in OpenSim

 


 

Week 4: (January 30 - February 5)

Live Session 1 (Thursdays)

Creating, searching for and 'decimating' 3D objects in Blender or other 3D software

Live Session 2 (Sundays)

Learning experiences using an HMD (VR headset) 

 

 


 

Week 5: (February 6 - 12)
Show & Tell of learning experiences created by participants

 


 

Media: 

Our main learning space is Canvas Free for teachers  and there you will find more information about how to join ... 

 

  • our OpenSim region called EduNation which is located in Kitely

  • our Wiki Space for all of the publicly available resources

  • and Zoom for the synchronous sessions 

  • various YouTube video tutorial 

 

For enrollment instructions, please scroll down.  


Other technology tools: 

OpenSim, FrameVR, Mozilla Hubs, AltspaceVR, ENGAGE XR, (Immersive environments)

Blender, MakeHuman or similar 3D objects modelling tools.

 

 


Join this session: 
Registration Jan. 1-7, 2023.
For participants to join this session:

 

 


 

 

Name (last, first)

Email address

Location 

(country of residence)

Institutional Affiliation

Biodata 

 

Photo

Dr. Sadler, Randall

rsadler [at] illinois [dot] edu

US

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 

Randall Sadler [aka Randall Renoir] is Associate professor at  Illinois University, head of the Virtual Worlds SIG of CALICO. He is a TESOL member, book author and co-owner of EduNation islands in Second Life. 


‘Virtual Worlds for Language Learning: From Theory to Practice (Telecollaboration in Education)’, Randall Sadler, published by Peter Lang AG, Switzerland, Dressman, M., & Sadler, R. (Eds). (2020). The Handbook of Informal Language Learning. Malden, MA.: Wiley-Blackwell, Nurmukhamedov, U. & Sadler, R. (Eds.) (2020). 

New Ways in Teaching with Games. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. Press

 

 
Heike Philp heikephilp [at] gmail [dot] com Belgium let's talk online sprl 

Heike Philp is CEO of let's talk online sprl, an immersive language education specialist. She is co-initiator of EU funded LANCELOT (virtual classroom), AVALON (virtual world), CAMELOT (machinima), GUINEVERE (games in 3D) and EXCALIBUR (building in 3D) projects and founder of the VRT Conference, DaFWEBKON and co-owns EduNation in Second Life and OpenSim.

 

www.letstalkonline.com 

 

Dr. Doris Molero doris3m [at] gmail [dot] com Argentina  

Doris Molero (Ed.D) combines education technology and teaching for peace. She’s an ESP professor at Universidad San Pablo Tucuman. Passionate about language learning, instructional design, and 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments for situated, experiential learning. VWBPE 2022 Thinkerer Award winner and 2023 TESOL/CALL-IS EVO Coordinator.

 

http://pioniadestiny.blogspot.com 

 

 

Dennis Newson

djn [at] dennisnewson [dot] de

 

Germany

Professor

Emeritus

Dennis Newson M.A. (Cantab), P.D.E.S.L (Leeds), taught EFL in Africa, Arabia, Norway, and Germany. Consultant in Bosnia and Kosovo attending conferences in Poland, Hungary, Las Palmas, Russia, and England. He has developed his interest in Second Life since his alleged retirement where he is known as Osnacantab Nesterov.

 

Helena Galani helenagalani2010 [at] gmail [dot] com Greece  

Helena Galani, Greece, RSA Diploma - University of Cambridge/UCLES; M.A. ELT - University of Nottingham; owner of ELT Treasure Island, Kitely.Returning EVO Moderator; freelance online/on-site TESOL/EAP tutor with extensive experience on exam-orientated classes; Educator at LLL centres with the Hellenic Ministry of Education. ESOL Assessor; designer of online ELT courses.

 

www.agogepaedeia.com

 

Amany Alkhayat aa4396 [at] tc.columbia [dot] edu US  

Amany Alkhayat is the co-founder and CEO of Language Cities. She’s also a certified gamification facilitator at Sententia Inc.She’s pursuing her doctoral degree in instructional technology at Columbia University, Teachers College. She’s a Udemy instructor teaching nearly 7000 students. Her research interests focus on immersive learning, conversational AI, and web3.

Barbara McQueen bmcqueen2 [at] gmail [dot] com US  

Barbara McQueen [aka Barbara Novelli] has an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She has been an accomplished builder and teacher in Second Life and Open Sim for more than a decade. This includes building two mega worlds in Kitely for teaching English: Edutopia I and Edutopia 2. She has also been contracted by private companies to build additional objects, buildings, and conference sites, and she has created over 500 products available on the Kitely Marketplace. As the owner of SLESL.net, she continues to develop a wide range of virtual ESL courses that make use of situational role-playing, games, mysteries, machinimas, and special events. During her career, she has taught ESL students and instructors on five continents, and has been a conference presenter for TESOL, VWBPE, SLanguages, and MachinEVO.

bmcqueen2 [at] gmail [dot] com

Georgia Maneta
georgiamat@yahoo.com  Greece    Georgia Maneta has been an EFL Educator for over 20 years. She has offered presentations to educators on different Web Tools. She is currently doing a MSC in Immersive Technologies - Innovation in Education, Training and Game Design at the Internationla Hellenic University in Greece.   
Helen Myers helenmyers007 [at] gmail [dot] com UK  

Helen Myers [Karelia Kondor]

 is a teacher of French and a manager at a large UK secondary school and chair of the London branch of ALL (Association of Language Learning) and its former president.  She is an active member of the MachinEVO group, SLexperiements and a longstanding EduNation resident and she is helping to set up a private SL island for teenagers with SEGfL and the British Computer Society. Her blogcontains information about her SL activities, which include weekly English pronunciation classes open to all.  For examples of her video work, go to her YouTube channel

 

Karelia Kondor 

Helen Myers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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