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Saturday, September 7 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
El Secreto de Ek Balam: Building an Immersive Experience for Language Learners

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The presenter will discuss and demonstrate El Secreto de Ek Balam, an OpenSimulator project for Spanish language learners. Although in the preliminary build stages, the project incorporates open-educational resources, game-based learning and virtual worlds to create a language platform that engages students in a more active method of language acquisition. The session will engage attendees in a discussion of virtual worlds for languages and education in 1. General.

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James Abraham

Faculty, Glendale Community College
James T. Abraham, Ph.D. has been working in virtual worlds since 2006. As Calisto Encinal in Second Life, he created Mi casa es su casa, an immersive, interactive Mexican village with realistic buildings and over 25 learning activities. Since 2007, he has taught a college-level Spanish course in SL every semester, but now is exploring opportunities in OpenSimulator.


Saturday September 7, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Breakout Zone 4

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