ALTEC is committed to exploring new language teaching models through a large-scale project to drive the instruction of languages forward. This is the core of The One Project. In the first phase of The One Project, ALTEC implemented VR (virtual reality) technology using mobile phones in several CU language courses in the Fall 2020 semester.
In phase 1 of The One Project, students were given a Google Certified Cardboard VR-Viewer and access to a new language-specific VR educational platform, ImmerseMe. ALTEC worked closely with course instructors and implemented ungraded assignments and activities for students to be exposed to VR technology while learning a world language. ALTEC has recorded valuable feedback from project participants and has noted changes as we move forward.
In phase 2 of The One Project, ALTEC will be working directly with several language faculty at CU. We will provide access to ImmerseMe for six different world language classes in the spring 2021 semester. Thank you for our participating faculty:
Immersive technology such as VR has the potential to largely enhance collaboration between teachers and students, both in distance learning and classroom-based teaching. VR-based education allows students to experience high-quality immersive content that has a positive impact on the learning process while never leaving the classroom or their own home.
Are you interested in AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), MR (mixed reality) for learning about language and culture? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!