Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Online

A webinar presented by Regina Kaplan-Rakowski, University of North Texas


April 18th, 2024, at 10 am Arizona time


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This is the third webinar in CERCLL’s free webinar series Rebooting Language Educ-AI-tion.


As the field of language instruction continues to evolve, the incorporation of extended reality (XR) technologies presents an innovative frontier. Research on XR for language instruction has been growing and increasingly revealing positive aspects of XR technology. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of XR technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) and their integration in language instruction. The session will begin with an introduction to XR technologies, elucidating their distinct features and capabilities. The introduction will be followed by an in-depth analysis of how these technologies can be effectively integrated into language instruction curricula, highlighting case studies and successful (and less successful) implementations. The presenter will offer insights into the practical applications, benefits, and challenges of the XR technology integration. The session will feature examples of immersive, interactive, and engaging language activities using XR technologies. Both premium quality and cost-effective solutions will be showcased. This interactive webinar will provide opportunities to reflect on XR classroom activities, ask questions, and discuss future directions regarding the integration of XR technologies in language instruction.


Regina Kaplan-Rakowski is an Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas (UNT). She also serves as Vice President of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). Dr Kaplan-Rakowski’s key research interests are at the intersection of three areas: immersive learning technologies (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality), emotional responses to learning technologies (e.g., immersion, anxiety, engagement), and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Within CALL, Dr Kaplan-Rakowski studies how practicing various language skills can be facilitated using high-immersion virtual reality, immersive stereoscopic 3D pictures, 360-degree pictures, and other immersive technologies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Educational Technology & Society (ET&S) and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).


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