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February 2019

This webinar is being co-hosted by SIG Virtual worlds & Serious Games Eurocall/Calico and the GUINEVERE project

Presenter: Margherita Berti 
You can almost feel like you are in the place presented”: Implementing Virtual Reality in the Language Classroom.
Date: 26 February 2019
Time: 6:00pm GMT
Venue: https://connect.uclan.ac.uk/r8xi6screjj

Description: This webinar illustrates principles and practices regarding the use of virtual reality to foster cultural awareness in the language classroom. Findings collected during a cultural immersion experience with beginner and intermediate L2 Italian students revealed that virtual reality allowed learners to see and discover diverse cultural layers, practices and perspectives in authentic and contextualized environments. Affordances and constraints of virtual reality for language learning will also be discussed.

Bio: Margherita Berti is a doctoral student in the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) program at the University of Arizona. Her current research focuses on the integration of technology tools for pedagogical purposes in foreign language courses. She has presented papers at various conferences such as ACTFL, AAAL, and CALICO and published articles and reviews in academic journals as Issues and Trends in Educational Technology (ITET) and CALICO Journal.

 

The GUINEVERE Project partners are wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year 2019
Welcome to our first Webinar in January 2019


Image provided by Stephanie Wössner

Presenter: Stephanie Wössner
Immersive Language Learning 
Date: 10 January 2019
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm UK time
Venue: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/woessner/

Recording of the Webinar

This webinar will be hosted by the University of Central Lancashire and moderated by Heike Philp. Stephanie will be talking about Immersive Language Learning discussing the advantages of  CoSpaces in language education.

Virtual Reality offers you the possibility to open your classroom to the world and to invite the world into your classroom. More precisely, it enables teachers and students alike to present complex ideas visually, to make them tangible and to communicate with people from all over the world. Making your own VR content is easier than you think, and it is an excellent way to acquire the 4C skills. This webinar will be mostly hands-on and there will be plenty of time to try out CoSpaces Edu yourself and to learn more about its AR and MergeCube features. You will also learn about a few projects that have already been done.

Stephanie Wössner teaches English and French in Germany. She is also an ICT in education consultant for the Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg. Learn more about her current projects: http://www.steffi-woessner.de/en/

October 2018

Presenter: Ercan Altug Yilmaz, Gamification Expert – Oyunlastırma.co
Gamification for Everybody
Date: 23 October 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm UK time
Venue: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/istanbul/

Recording of the Webinar

September 2018

Presenters: Monica Boccoli and Simonetta Anelli, Italian University Line, Italy
Minecraft and Edmondo in Italy
Date: 10 September 2018
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm UK time
Recording of the Webinar

July 2018

Presenter: Laura Pihkala-Posti, University of Tampere
Using Minecraft in the Language Classroom for Creating Authentic Communication Occasions.
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm UK time
Venue: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/minelaura/
Recording of the Webinar

Abstract and Bio click here

June 2018

Presenter: Brant Knutzen, University of Hong Kong
The Agency
Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm UK time
Venue: https://meet615974094.adobeconnect.com/brant

Recording of the Webinar

Abstract and Bio click here

MAY 2018

Presenter: Chris McGuirk, University of Central Lancashire
The Quest for Learning: discussing learner motivation paradigms in an online gaming space.
Date: 11 May 2018
Time: 1pm – 2pm UK time
Venue:
http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/mcguirk/.

Recording of the session: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/p2dfeky2k4e/

Abstract and Bio click here

April 2018

Presenter: Barbara MCQueen
How to get here from there?
Date: Thursday, April 19th  2018
Time: 21:00:00 CEST UTC+2 hours
12:00:00 PDT  UTC-7 hours
19:00:00 UTC (GMT) hours
Venue: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/webinarmcqueen/

Recording of the session: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/p5iuwjsfo93/

Abstract and Bio click here

MARCH 2018

Presenter: Dr Alina Horlescu, Dublin City University Contact: alina.horlescu2@mail.dcu.ie
Date: 10 March 2018
Time: 2 pm – 2:40 pm GMT/UTC

Recording of the session: https://connect.uclan.ac.uk/p61n8epkblw/
Infusing Digital Literacies into World Language Teacher Education TPACK with Machinima

The webinar is organized by SIG Virtual worlds & Serious Games Eurocall/Calico in cooperation with the University of Lancashire on behalf of the GUINEVERE Project.

Abstract and Bio click here

FEBRUARY 2018

An introduction to Club Minecraft Mini Games
Date: 02 February 2018 
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm GMT
Recording of the session: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/p67o63fnn1z/

Speaker: Matthew Ward, Founder of Club Minecraft
Abstract and Bio click here

JANUARY 2018

Chris Bailey, Sheffield University, UK on behalf of the CAMELOT Project
Using Minecraft in Storytelling
Webinar revisited
13th March, 10.30 – 11.30 am GMT

Abstract and recording:http://guinevereproject.eu/using-minecraft-in-storytelling