Track: Explorations of Virtual Worlds

Title Artstonia: a Fantasy Medieval Role Play Sim
Author(s): Doris Molero
Date Saturday, March 19 13:00
Location: West Departure 1
Abstract Are you ready to learn something about Sim role playing culture? Have you ever wondered what a language learning activity in a virtual world could be like?   This is your opportunity to experience role playing in a medieval sim. Join us in a tour to a wonderful fantasy world: Artstonia and help us explore how to take full advantage of these virtual world environments to give students a motivating and engaging experience in which they can learn a new language.   Find out more about Artstonia here Arstonia Slur: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Artstonia/216/118/127   Be ready to:   1. Learn some basic things about living in medieval village. 2. Develop a character. 3. Participate in a roleplay 4. Reflect how these environments can help learn a different language.   You should wear medieval clothes to join us in this adventure. If you don't have any.. don't worry.. we'll get you some...  
Bio(s): Doris Molero: Dr. Doris Molero, aka Pionia Destiny is an EFL Professor from Rafael Belloso Chacin University (URBE) in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She is a doctor on Sciences of Education specializing in curriculum and instruction. Her doctoral research was based on the use of Web 2.0 tools as multiliterate agents in the EFL Class at university level. She holds a master degree on Educational Informatics (2002) and graduated from Modern Language School at Universidad del Zulia (1991). She has taught English as a foreign language to high school and adult learners for 21 years. She has also role played in medieval sims since 2008. Right now, she's conducting an ethnographic study on Role play in medieval sims and how they can be used in the learning of a new a new language. Proud Webhead since 2002. On jul 2010, Participated in an bilingual project with Professor Amy Fullerton a.k.a  Katarina Camino and her students from USF  called URBE-USF Intercambios. Links:* http://learningenglishinamedievalworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/welcome-to-medieval-role-playing-to.html* http://www.pioniadestiny.blogspot.com* http://doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com/

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