Slang2009 – The Classroom is Dead – Long Live the Classroom (video conference)

The classroom is dead - Livelong the classroom


Given the potential for self directed language learning in a MUVE (Multi User Virtual Environment), what is the role of the classroom? This talk, illustrated by several years of experience in Languagelab, will look at:


  • The value of recreating the traditional classroom in a MUVE
  • Different phases of classroom deconstruction over 18 months in Languagelab
  • The role of the teacher / guide / instructor / facilitator in supporting semi-formal and informal learning in muves
  • How student expectations of the above role can change according to what other learning activities they are participating in.
  • Guidelines for good practice





P.D.: I’d like to thank Head Teacher [Paul Sweeney (RL) was the Former Director of Education at and e-learning Manager at the British Council, and now is an independent e-learning consultant in the areas of e-English, e-content, m-content and virtual worlds for education] for the conference and for the permission he gave me to publish it in Sarasuati. As always, unless Head Teacher sais otherwise, the copyright of this video follows the general line of Sarasuati (CC 2.0 Attribution, non-commercial, Share Alike). Obviously, the author of the video is Head Teacher, and I am only the person who encoded it.



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About Iván Matellanes

Administrador, editor y creador de la e-Revista de Humanidades Sárasuatī, soy Licenciado en Filología Inglesa (UAB) y estudiante de último año de Humanidades (UOC). Además, tengo un Máster en "Teaching English as a foreign language" (UPF) y actualmente estoy cursando otro Máster oficial en "Estudios Norteamericanos" (UAH). Soy profesor de Inglés de ESO en la provincia de Castellón. Me gusta mucho la historia Americana y el pensamiento político estadounidense, ámbitos en los que me estoy especializando y alrededor de los cuales me gustaría disertar en un futuro.

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