Author Archives: calistoencinal

Dissertation includes Mi casa study

Richard Bair recently completed his Ph.D. dissertation which includes a study of Mi casa es su casa.  He writes: This study established that students have three broad types of engagement with 3D VR. First, in the daily classroom students are … Continue reading

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013

My presentation, entitled “El Secreto de Ek Balam: Building an Immersive Experience for Language Learners, has been accepted at the First OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013.  I will be presenting on Saturday, September 7 at 12:30 PDT.  In the presentation, I … Continue reading

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New Activities Added

I’ve just added two new activities to Mi Casa.  The first works on GUSTAR.  The correct usage is modeled with color-coded clues.  Then the pieces are mixed up and students must put together sentences using GUSTAR. The second activity practices … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Wins SLPro! Content Creation Challenge

I entered Mi Casa Es Su Casa in the SLPro! Conference sponsored by Linden Labs.  The conference, billed as The premier conference for Second Life content creators, brought together serious content creators from around the world for learning sessions and … Continue reading

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Video of AZLA Presentation

I presented a session at the annual conference of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA) entitled, "My Virtual Sabbatical: Building an Immersive Environment in Second Life."  Here are my abstract and a link to the video:   This session will be a … Continue reading

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Final Sabbatical Report Published

As part of the sabbatical process, a final report must be submitted.  I’m pleased to say that mine is completed and has been accepted by the Vice Chancelor of Academic Affairs.  The report sumarizes what I was able to accomplish … Continue reading

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Spanish 101 Class Visits Campeche & Palenque

On Tuesday night, our class visited the Mexican city of Campeche and the Mayan ruin of Palenque.  First, we did some preliminary reading and looked at some RL pictures.  I found one that looks almost exactly like the SL location.  … Continue reading

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