Track: Panel Presentations and Roundtables

Title Best Practise in Language Education in Virtual Worlds
Author(s): Heike Philp
Moderator(s):Ferris Arabello
Date Friday, March 18 06:00
Location: East 1/2 Machinima
Abstract This panel includes language educators and practicioners who are using Second Life for teaching a language. These include representatives of the AVALON project, an EU funded project which explored the potential of language learning in virtual worlds over a period of 2 years (2009-2010) with a total of 23 European partners. AVALON stands for 'Access to Virtual and Action Learning Live ONline'. These also include practicioners who have been introducing their language learners to role-playing sims and their active and sociable communities. Moderator of this panel: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi (SL)
Bio(s): Heike Philp:
SL: Gwen Gwasi

Heike Philp is founder and CEO of let’s talk online, an accredited teacher training center for language teaching in real-time via the internet by means of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds. With over 20 years in education and with Germany’s first live online language school, Philp co-initiated two European funded projects and worked with 35 European partners including 17 universities to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses. These EU Projects are LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online. Philp runs her own online conference, the Virtual Round Table conference and is co-organizer of the SLanguages conference in Second Life. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life and her blog let’s talk online is a rich resource for language educators who want to work online. Contact details Skype ID: letstalkonline Twitter: @heikephilp LinkedIn Facebook XING Email heike.philp[at] (EU funded AVALON project) (EU funded LANCELOT project) (YouTube channel) (conference founder and organiser) (co-organizer of SLanguages Conference) (co-owner of EduNation islands in Second Life) (board member)

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