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Tuesday, August 11 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
To Boldly Go…: Facebook, Augmented Reality and the Future of Language Learning

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Star Trek’s universal translator, augmented and virtual realities, gaming … and language learning? Social media and augmented/virtual realities are redefining learning environments, creating new arenas that change how we interact with and perceive our world. In this workshop, we review the current language learning landscape, explore where it’s heading, and construct opportunities for educators to take advantage of these new opportunities and ideas.

We’ll examine languages classes based in fluid social media virtual classrooms over a 4 ½ year period. The online and blended/hybrid students are integrated, learning together, and collaborating on transmedia projects. The language classes explore culture in larger scale transdisciplinary projects. The highly personalized assignments are compiled into AR-portfolios. Students finish with applied language as well as transmedia and team-building skills.

In this workshop, participants observe actual online and face-to-face classes taught using a Facebook platform (no other Learning/Course Management Systems), and multidisciplinary and social media projects created by students in a tiered environment. Participants also review student success & retention data. Participants also experience the Facebook platform in a virtual class created especially for this workshop and create their own Facebook classroom. They experiment with examples of student augmented reality projects on their own mobile devices! There are opportunities to create an augmented reality project element.

Materials will be available ahead of time for interested participants to familiarize themselves with the applications.

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Deborah Lemon

Ohlone College, @One, drlemon

Tuesday August 11, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
William James 1303 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA