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Linguo Land, practice any language and meet new people in a 3D virtual world from your mobile device

Linguo Land, practice any language and meet new people in a 3D virtual world from your mobile device | Information Management and E-Learning | Scoop.it
Linguo Land is the first 3D virtual world to practice any language and meet new people using your mobile device.

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One of the challenges of learning a new language is practice. It looks like this provides the connections you need to practice with others realtime.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 4, 2013 6:44 PM

Now this is really geeky-cool! Applied for a free account. They're still in KickStarter mode, so this should be worth an investment regardless.

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Rescooped by Deb Schumacher from 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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Linguo Land, practice any language and meet new people in a 3D virtual world from your mobile device

Linguo Land, practice any language and meet new people in a 3D virtual world from your mobile device | Information Management and E-Learning | Scoop.it
Linguo Land is the first 3D virtual world to practice any language and meet new people using your mobile device.

Via David W. Deeds
Deb Schumacher's insight:

One of the challenges of learning a new language is practice. It looks like this provides the connections you need to practice with others realtime.

 

more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 4, 2013 6:44 PM

Now this is really geeky-cool! Applied for a free account. They're still in KickStarter mode, so this should be worth an investment regardless.

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Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media

Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media | Information Management and E-Learning | Scoop.it

Skeptics — and at this stage they far outnumber enthusiasts — fear introducing backchannels into classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks. A national survey released last month found that 2 percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.

 


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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:46 PM

Now that I've started using backchannel communication in my seminars and classes, I really miss it when it's not available.

Ken Morrison's comment, March 4, 2013 3:53 AM
I have used Twitter in a few classes. Students say they like it, but I fail to use it more often. It worked great as a break when I had two-hour classes. I would tell students to tweet about something new that they learned in the last hour and then take a break and/or questions. I would use break time to review the tweets via the common hashtag. We could start the next hour with a student-generated review and Q/A session. I was happy with the results, solid instruction & unscientific 'feeling' of the classroom.
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 10, 2013 5:43 PM

Love the idea of engaging students to think freely ... without embarrassment to them or interrupting the teaher!