Learning a Foreign Language in a Mixed-Reality Environment Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2011

start page

  • 44

end page

  • 47

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 15

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7801

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1941-0131

abstract

  • This article describes a mixed-reality experience for learning Spanish as a foreign language, which takes place in a virtual world that mirrors a boulevard in Madrid. To this end, the authors have extended the capabilities of an open source multiuser 3D virtual world platform to orchestrate learning activities and use augmented reality and augmented virtuality. The results of their evaluation show positive effects on student motivation and improvement in learning outcomes.

keywords

  • artificial reality; augmented reality; computer supported cooperative work; virtual reality; virtual worlds