Panel Discussion on the Use of Machinima in the Language Classroom

November 25, 2015

 Using Machinima in the foreign language classroom: Reporting on the EU-funded CAMELOT Project.

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Dr Michael Thomas, UCLan (UK), co-ordinator of the CAMELOT Project, moderated a panel discussion with Sandra Gasber, LinguaTV (Germany), Jana Cepickova, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) and Christel Schneider, CSiTrain (Germany), presenting the outcomes of the CAMELOT Project at Leuphana University in Lüneburg on 21st November 2015. After a short introduction to the CAMELOT Project’s aims and objectives, Sandra Gasber shared her field testing results, using machinima for vocational language training on the web, comparing the advantages and challenges of shooting Machinima in a 3D environment with creating videos in real-life locations.Jana Cepickova shared results of field testing Machinima with Engineering students, learning English for technical purposes in the Czech Republic. Finally, Christel Schneider shared the results of her research as participating observer in two Machinima Open Online Training courses, highlighting the benefits and challenges of using and creating Machinima in language teaching and emphasising the potential for language learners when producing their own Machinima in virtual worlds.

Dr Michael Thomas gave a powerful presentation on ‘Critical Perspectives on CALL and the Potential of Task-,Project- and Phenomenon-based – Learning with Technology at the international conference on Language-Learning-Technology (20-21 November) at the Institute of English Studies, Centre for Modern Languages, Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg (Germany) today. In his talk he referred to the great results of the CAMELOT project.

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CAMELOT Symposium at 8th SLanguages Conference 14th November 2015 with Heike Philp, Moderator, Prof. Tuncer Can,University of Istanbul, TR, reporting on Workpackage1, Dr Ellinor Haase, ICC,DE, reporting on WP2, Christel Schneider, CSiTrain, DE, reporting on behalf of the University of Central Lancashire, WP5, Heike Philp, let’s talk online sprl, BE, reporting on WP6 and Ton Koenraad, TELLConsult, reporting on WP7. https://youtu.be/-1cwurejg3E

The SLanguages Annual Symposium took place on EduNation in Second Life 14-15 November 2015
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Fantastic presentation by Prof. Dr Tuncer Can, University of Istanbul on
Training Teachers with Machinima for 21. Century Digital Skills sharing experience on 3D Virtual Worlds

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