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Creating A Virtual Spanish Language Learning Community

Creating A Virtual Spanish Language Learning Community

Spanish speaking children, teens, and adults use their public libraries for a variety of programs, classes, materials, and other services and resources. Many public library professionals who don’t speak Spanish lament their inability to serve these patrons as effectively as they would like. Many, though, have an admirable desire to learn. As you would guess, we don’t have time or money to travel to instructor-led language classes and, anyway, we are 16% through the 21st century! So, the Indiana State Library Spanish Language Learning Community is getting together in a virtual environment to learn and practice speaking in ways that relate to our library roles. Here is my first chapter in Aprendiendo con Bibliotecarios (Learning with Librarians) with details on the framework, development of the curriculum and assessment tool, and the web-based tools we are using for learning and conversation practice.

Using Virtual Reality In Education

Using Virtual Reality In Education

The beginning of the Sixties, besides the Cuban Crisis and the rise of the hippie movement, is notable for giving birth to Sensorama, one of the earliest prototypes of the modern virtual reality equipment. It allowed for viewing stereoscopic 3D images accompanied by stereo sound, smells, as well as wind effect. The device was revolutionary for its time, and it spearheaded the development of what Jaron Zepel Lanier dubbed in 1989 as “Virtual Reality” (VR). Having obtained a catchy name, the new technology has been gathering new adherents ever since.

Critical Thinking In Spidery Prose

Critical Thinking In Spidery Prose

This rather whacky 7th geek article has been written with a good dollop of artistic freedom. It features a she-spider and he-spider starting off on the wrong foot and then winding up strangely talking about virtual reality and augmented reality. Throughout the article nevertheless, there are actually some critical-thinking moments of clarity upon which the reader might dwell.

Using Elements Of Improv Theater For Virtual Onboarding: An Interesting And Effective Learning Tool

Using Elements Of Improv Theater For Virtual Onboarding: An Interesting And Effective Learning Tool

Face-to-face meetings, meeting in time-displaced blended settings like blogs, or meeting in virtual real-time like through video chat, or immersive 3D environments, all have their advantages and challenges. In virtual environments the non-verbal elements are limited. Whenever you don’t meet in real person, the lack of personal face-to-face communication is a gap that has to be overcome in all other virtual variations of get-togethers. So, organizations are now facing new challenges to virtual onboarding where it is essential to emphasize the interpersonal dynamics of virtual collaboration and establish practices for team building. This can be achieved by adopting some elements from Improv Theater.