Track: Games & Simulations

Title The SLAM system: learning languages through your avatar
Author(s): Darren Green
Moderator(s):AgileBill Firehawk
Date Saturday, March 17 13:00
Location: VWBPE Workshop Area
Abstract Students learn Spanish through immersion by wearing a HUD system that enables them to watch, listen and participate as their avatar interacts with others. This project explores the potential for presentation and practice of language learning material in virtual worlds through use of game-play and social interaction to increase students' motivation.
Bio(s): Darren Green: An independent games developer exploring the potential of roleplay, storytelling and education in 3D multi-user environments.

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