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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1294–1295
This short paper is a report on efforts at the University of South Carolina to encourage and train foreign language faculty to be literate and enthusiastic in the area of instructional technology. The creation of a new position for the Academic...
Blazing New Trails: The Foreign Language Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate Program at Northern Illinois University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1718–1720
Today's foreign language faculty are required to wear many hats. In addition to the skills they must possess in teaching language, literature, and culture, they must also be competent in the use of new technologies. Unfortunately, many foreign...
Educating Foreign Language Teachers in Instructional Technology: A Report on Faculty Development at the University of South Carolina
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1743–1747
Foreign language instructors are some of the most innovative teachers in education today, and educational institutions worldwide are encouraging their foreign language faculty to increase their use of technology in the classroom. To that end, the ...
CALICO Journal Vol. 25, No. 3 (May 2008) pp. 547–557
Multiuser virtual environments (MUVEs) are quickly gaining importance as tools for foreign language instruction by promoting collaboration and social presence in a lifelike 3-D environment. One of the largest and fastest growing of these MUVEs is...
New Directions in Foreign Language Learning: Faculty Development at the University of South Carolina
Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference 2000 (2000)
In order to encourage foreign-language faculty to increase their use of technology in the classroom, the University of South Carolina has created a new role for the Academic Director of its Foreign Language Learning Center. The director oversees a...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 753–758
Well over a hundred course and learning management systems are available on the market today. So the time and energy an institution might invest in researching considerable. Unfortunately, many institutions seek out systems that are technically...
Learning in 3‐D multiuser virtual environments: Exploring the use of unique 3‐D attributes for online problem‐based learning
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 40, No. 3 (May 2009) pp. 480–495
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study conducted to investigate how the attributes of 3‐D technology such as avatars, 3‐D space, and comic style bubble dialogue boxes affect participants' social, cognitive, and teaching...