As the technology proggresses the sci-fi slowly becomes our new reality and Virtual Reality is now a part of our new reality. But what is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is, a computer-generated scenario that simulates experience through senses and perception but what does that mean? It means that, after putting the VR headset on, you get teleported into a virtual world in which your head and hand movements will be analyzed and transferred into the VR World with help of the headset and josctick-like devices.
My personal VR experience has mostly been on gaming industry. I have played many games with Playstation VR and honestly in all of them I felt amazing, it really is an amazing experience.
Now the important question is how can we implement this technology into education, especially language education in my case.
First of all, Virtual Reality forms an artificial bubble in which a human can be anywhere and be anyone in the world. As language teachers this is an amazing opportunity to use this tool for giving our students authentic inputs which are crucial in their language learning process but how can we use VR as an authentic input machine?
- VR Headset deceives the brain and makes you feel like you’re in the virtual world.
- VR Headset comes with headphones and a mic implemented in it which allows us to speak and listen through it.
- There are many games are that are developed and being developed for such headsets.
Practicing takes a huge role in language learning and communicating with people is one of the best ways doing it. For a Turkish person finding a person to talk with may be hard in Turkey but not in the virtual world. He/she can play VR Chat and talk with people in there, he/she can walk around virtual cities and complete everyday tasks there, he/she can be abroad without being abroad…
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Dear HAYEF Students,
We all know the hard parts of being student such as reading a lot of books for just 1 page of information, spending half of your students’ credit for course packs, struggling to find posted notes on Whatsapp and etc. What I want us to do is to get rid of all these mess and achieve the purposes of this project.
The Purposes of the Project
- To provide only needed information.
- To increase number of resources students can use of.
- To compile the information into one place.
- To make preparing for exams easier for the students.
- To help future information with compiled and simplified information.
- To form and maintain unity in HAYEF.
How is it Going to Work
- Volunteers will hand out their notes to volunteering editors (such as me).
- Editors will review the notes and then transcript the notes.
- Transcribed notes will be published on this Web-site’s HAYEF Note Agency section and the authors will be cited and introduced to the audience.
How to Participate
- Contact me directly.
- Post a comment under this post.
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Today was a special day for both me and ELT at Istanbul University as Mr. David Fay from Regional English Language Office of US Embassy paid us a visit to presentate us “Critical Media Literacy in the Digital Age.”
The presentation took place in Sayyad Hassan Pasha Madrassa which is one of the historical buildings in the area. The structure was so beautiful that it transformed boredom of idleness into pleasure of observation.
When I heard that the presentation is going to be about Critical Media Literacy I immediately assumed that the examples will be mostly about “don’t believe everything you read on the internet” and I was right to think that as many examples were about it. However it wasn’t a basic presentation, in fact it was really a good presentation with both funny and authentic examples.
At the end of the presentation I was really satisfied with it and also it was an honour for me to meet such a valuable person.