In this episode, we discuss both pedagogical and commercial MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games) and their potential for supporting language learning.


 

Guests:  

Julie Sykes, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of New Mexico
Jonathon Reinhardt, Assistant Professor of English Language/Linguistics, University of Arizona

 

Host:      

Shannon Sauro, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of Texas at San Antonio

Key Themes:   

- The digital literacy and technical set-up needed for a MMOG

- The types of language learning MMOGs can support 

- Ideas for integrating MMOGs into language courses

Related Links:     

Zon (for Chinese, at the University of Michigan)
Club Penguin (for elementary school aged learners)
Quest Atlantis  (for children aged 9-15)

 


Theme music "Afterburner" by Ambient Teknology. Available at magnatune.com 

Direct download: Episode4.mp3
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