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What the Metaverse Means for Language Learning and How You Can Prepare for It

Nergiz Kern presented on 'What the Metaverse Means for Language Learning and How You Can Prepare for It' at the 7th online Future of English Language Teaching Conference.

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Abstract

There has been a lot of talk about the metaverse in the past year, and language teachers, teacher trainers and schools might be wondering what the relevance of it is for them and their students. In this sessions, we will first look at what the metaverse is by looking at different definitions and metaverse platforms and applications that already exist. I will then provide reasons why language teachers cannot ignore the metaverse developments and show how they can prepare for teaching in the metaverse. We will also look at what research says about learning in virtual reality, which is the most immersive experience in the metaverse, and what research tells us about language learning in virtual reality.

About the presenter

Nergiz Kern is Head of Research at Immerse, the first social VR platform purpose-built for immersive language teaching and learning. She is an EdTech and TESOL professional who specialises in virtual reality for language learning, with her first steps in virtual reality taken in 2008. She has taught, trained teachers and lived in a virtual world, where learning is active, immersive, experiential and social.

 

 

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Topics: Technology and Innovation, The Future of English Language Teaching Conference, FOELT 2022

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