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Saturday, June 5 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Language, Culture, & Heritage - Panel Session 1: Immersive Storytelling in Virtual Worlds for Transcendence

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Immersive Storytelling in Virtual Worlds for Transcendence
Philp Heike(1), Helena Galani(2), Doris Molero,  Amany Alkhayat (3)
1: Let's talk online sprl, Belgium; 2: Independent teacher, Greece; 3: Independent teacher, Brazil
With the advent of Virtual Worlds, new horizons have opened up for Education, especially so in the pandemic era. During this iLRN2021 Panel Discussion, we will present the main challenges addressed and the outcomes produced towards inspiring the participants to transcend previous achievements throughout our workshop "Immersive Storytelling In Virtual Worlds". For five weeks earlier this year, with moderators and 110 participant teachers, our EVO session focused on the skills, methods and techniques required for promoting the use of VWs for Immersive Storytelling in the new classroom. The affordances of a 3D user-created Virtual environment such as OpenSim can prove indispensable to the language teacher, educator, tutor, course designer or trainer moving their classes online or resorting to hybrid and blended practices, at any stage of the Educational system. The process of recreating popular narratives in Virtual Worlds can effectively accelerate immersive language acquisition by motivating learners to take charge of their own education with an avatar, in a creative, imaginative and memorable way.

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Heike Philp

CEO, letstalkonline
Heike Philp is CEO of let’s talk online sprl is an edtech and immersive learning integration specialist. Philp co-initiated four European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers... Read More →
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Helena Galani

(Online) Accredited Educator / Formal Assessor / TESOL Consultant, Hellenic Ministry of Education / Independent
Accredited TESOL/EAP (online) educator, Helena Galani (Dip. RSA, University of Cambridge/UCLES; M.A ELT, University of Nottingham) blends her lessons in immersive VWs for online, flipped and hybrid classes. She owns ELT Treasure Island, Kitely, OpenSim and taught/trained EFL teachers... Read More →
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Dr. Doris Molero

CEO, E-Language Center
Doris Molero (Ed.D) Passionate about language learning, instructional design, and related educational technologies, specifically 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments for situated, experiential, collaborative, project-based learning. Got her B.A. in Modern Languages from LUZ, holds a... Read More →
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Amany Alkhayat

Amany Alkhayat is a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology and Media program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founder and Chair of Technology Enhanced Language Learning SIG and VirtuaTeLL EdTech conference at NYS TESOL. She is a Udemy instructor, teaching... Read More →

Saturday June 5, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela